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Tag: Periplaneta americana

How to handle reoccurring American cockroach infestations

July 20, 2016 By
Some American cockroach infestations will likely continue on in perpetuity. We teach and preach pest elimination as our goal. We must seek out the source to achieve this. I often tell pest management professionals (PMPs) to start with four questions:... Read more»
Photo: Mark sheperdigian

American cockroaches can mess with your mind

June 20, 2016 By
American cockroaches invade buildings from the sewer, where they can cause chronic problems for years on end. Sealing them out of the building can be an effective alternative to killing them after they enter. The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Locate moisture sources for Oriental cockroach control

April 13, 2016 By
The first step in controlling any pest is to make sure you identify it correctly. Unfortunately, misidentification can give cockroaches the advantage. For example, nymph-stage Oriental cockroaches (Blatta orientalis) can easily be confused with nymphs of the American cockroach (Periplaneta... Read more»
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Most Wanted: American Cockroach

September 30, 2014 By
Also known as the kakerlac (from the Danish word meaning cockroach), the ship cockroach and the Bombay canary, Periplaneta americana is a pestiferous second to its cousin, the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. P. americana can perpetrate a population of more... Read more»

Dos & Don’ts: American Cockroaches

September 17, 2014 By
Don’t let American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana, invade and contaminate structures and threaten public health. Control cockroaches by counting on integrated pest management (IPM). Do correctly identify the cockroach species because every other step after a misidentification will be ineffective. Don’t... Read more»

American vs. German Cockroach Championship

May 15, 2014 By
Welcome to your ringside seat at the Cockroach Championship. Which cockroach species is the toughest to knock out (KO) American or German? In the blue corner, we have the American cockroach — bigger and harder hitting. Many expect the American... Read more»