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Cockroaches In Deefield Beach

April 24, 2018

Deerfield Beach is a coastal city that is known for its rich community culture. With only a few relaxing steps from the beach, lively community events, and a buzzing list of restaurants, this is the place to be. But just like in every paradise, Deerfield Beach has some unwanted tourists encROACHing on the place we call home. Cockroach activity is beginning to increase in Deerfield Beach as the weather continues to get warmer and it’s important that you know how to protect your home or business.

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American Cockroach

One roach commonly found in Deerfield Beach is the American roach, commonly known as the Palmetto bug. The American cockroach is best identified by its size (as it is the largest home-infesting cockroach), and by the yellow and black markings on its exterior. These pests are active year-round in Deerfield Beach, but you will see their activity increase as the weather gets warmer. Like most cockroaches, the American roach is nocturnal and will look around your home for dark and secluded places to protect themselves. At night, they come out in search of food and water.

American roaches will eat things like:

  • Starch

  • Grease

  • Meats

  • Trash

When looking for a safe place to hide outside, these cockroaches can be found in the Florida Palmetto tree or in warm and damp areas like the sewers.

American cockroaches can pose serious health threats. Because they are in sewers and garbage cans, they carry diseases and spread them onto any food or surfaces they might come across. Side note: always wash your hands and clean your surfaces!

German Cockroach

The German roach is the most common species of cockroaches. They are easily identifiable by the two dark stripes just behind their heads. These cockroaches are found in both residential and commercial kitchens and bathrooms. They feed on just about anything, which makes them the most destructive for both residential and commercial environments. They make traveling easy as they latch onto things like grocery bags or cardboard boxes and make their way to a new spot.

German cockroaches pose serious health threats and are destructive. They can spread up to 33 different types of bacteria! As said before, they eat pretty much anything, including the material in and around your home, potentially causing costly damage.

Here are some tips to help prevent cockroaches from invading your home or business in Deerfield Beach.

  • Practice good sanitation

  • Vacuum often

  • Keep a clean kitchen

  • Keep a clean bathroom

  • Seal entrances around pipes

  • Call a professional

Nozzle Nolen understands the threats that these cockroaches pose, and we can provide the solutions to get rid of your pest problems, especially during the high activity months. If you are experiencing problems with cockroaches in Deerfield Beach or are in need of a little more preventative action for your home or business, call us today for a free inspection.


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