The American cockroach is the largest of the cockroaches found in Canada.it can measure up to 38 mm long.it is brown, a little reddish and has pale markings on the thorax.the more developed wings of the male allow to differentiate it from the female.these cockroaches can fly but they usually hover.
Latin Name: Periplaneta americana
The American cockroach is the largest of the cockroaches found in Canada.
It can measure up to 38 mm long.
It is brown, a little reddish and has pale markings on the thorax.
The more developed wings of the male help to differentiate it from the female.
These cockroaches can fly but they usually hover.
American Cockroaches live in large colonies where food is stored or processed.
They are most active when the temperature is higher than 22°C but they can also survive
at lower temperatures.
The life cycle of the American Cockroach lasts about two years and the life
of the adult lasts about a year longer.
Each female will give life to about 150 individuals.
American cockroach It often lives in cellars and basements, especially around
pipes and drains. It likes sewers and damp places.
It is a pest because it travels between sewers and
inhabited areas of homes and can transmit diseases to humans.
It picks up germs on its feet and brings them onto
The most important part of cockroach control is to prevent infestations
by taking exemplary hygiene and cleanliness measures.
You should not leave food lying around and you should take out
the trash outside the house.
Treatments can be applied but should be administered by specialists
to ensure that all sources of infestation are treated.