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Several cockroach species can impact Detroit residents. The world is full of cockroaches. There are roughly 4,000 species in total. Only 30 of those species will live in human dwellings and five are considered pests in our area. Working with an exterminator is the best way to find out which species you’re dealing with. Then, the professional will find a way to tackle the problem swiftly. Our company is here to help. We’ll work around the clock to fix the problem for you. Some cockroach species do not enter residential dwellings and others do not reproduce inside.

Cockroaches Found In Detroit

Our Detroit residents may encounter a handful of cockroach species. Some of the most common species include German cockroaches and American cockroaches.


German cockroaches are prolific breeders. They range in size from half an inch to 5/8ths of an inch. If you look at the back of their head, you’ll find a pair of racing stripes. A female German cockroach can produce as many as 40 eggs in an egg case. She can create roughly five egg capsules before she passes. German cockroaches tend to live under warn appliances. They are not able to fly.


You may encounter American cockroaches and they won’t be easy to ignore. They can grow up to two inches. They’re reddish-brown and tend to stay outside. American cockroaches can fly. They live for several years and do not infest homes overnight. If you find American cockroaches around your home, you’re likely dealing with a busted sewer pipe. There is always a risk your plumbing trap has become dry.

You’ll learn about other cockroach species below.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

Although they’re not as common, you may encounter Pennsylvania wood cockroaches. Male members of the species can grow up to an inch. Female cockroaches only grow up to three-quarters of an inch. These cockroaches tend to stay on the east side of the United States. However, they can travel around the country. Although they might become pests, it doesn’t happen often. Plus, they aren’t going to reproduce in your home.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches

These cockroaches are smaller than the others since they only grow up to a third of an inch. They’re light tan. They invaded the United States in the mid-1900s from Europe. They’ve spread across the country. They generally stay out of homes, but you’ll likely find them in foliage outside of your home. These cockroaches do not reproduce in homes.

Oriental Cockroaches

Living in Detroit means you may encounter Oriental cockroaches. They can grow over an inch in length and tend to be dark. A male member of the species develops wings that cover three-quarters of their body. Females do not develop wings. Oriental cockroaches prefer infesting sewer systems and older buildings. These cockroaches are cold-hardy and tend to stay outside where they’ll consume garbage and decaying matter.

Smokey Brown Cockroaches

These cockroaches are over an inch in length. They have a deep, shiny red hue. Although they’re common in the southern portion of the United States, they can be found in Detroit occasionally. They can ride in shipping packages.

Surinam Cockroaches

All Surinam cockroaches are female. Since there are no male cockroaches, the cockroach will hold eggs and give live births. They prefer being in warm locations so you won’t encounter them often. They prefer staying in warm buildings with lots of potted plants. For instance, you may find them in your greenhouse.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

These cockroaches are small and rarely grow over half an inch. These cockroaches are similar to German cockroaches, but there is one minor difference. They do not have racing stripes. They rarely invade buildings.

Reasons Cockroaches Are In Your Home

Why are cockroaches in your home? Ultimately, it is hard to know for certain until you’ve identified the cockroach species. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know what attracts them. Working with an exterminator is wise because they can identify the species quickly. Contact us to get help.

Cockroach Dangers

You’re likely worried about the dangers of cockroaches and you should be. These pests are incredibly dangerous because they can transmit illnesses. Cockroaches are going to contaminate your food sources. If this happens and you eat the food, you’ll likely get sick. They’re not physically dangerous since they don’t sting or bite. However, they create other risks. They can make you sick by contaminating your food. Plus, they’ll prevent you from sleeping well. A lack of sleep will hurt you in the long run.

Acting Right Now

You cannot delay trying to rectify the problem or you’ll regret it. Cleaning your home is a good step in the right direction, but it won’t eliminate all of the bedbugs. You can also experiment with DIY methods. However, this might not be the best way to eliminate these pests. The problem is that DIY methods aren’t 100% effective. Plus, they are potentially dangerous. Working with a professional is generally best. With a professional’s assistance, you can fix the problem without putting yourself at risk.

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Our Cockroach Treatments Are Safe

Working with us is the best way to protect your assets and the ones you love. Our company is going to do everything we can to provide you with cost-effective, reliable services. We always strive to use safe solutions because we want to protect our clients. Our exterminators use EPA-registered products. Are you interested in learning more about our services and the steps we take to protect you? Contact our office. We’ll work hard to fix the problem while protecting everyone.

Preventing Another Infestation

Once we’ve wiped out the infestation, you’ll want to do what you can to keep the pests out. First and foremost, you need to clean your home thoroughly. Make sure that the pests cannot find food on your floors, shelves, or cabinets. Furthermore, you need to work hard to ensure that your exterior walls are fully sealed. Take these steps and you’ll likely be able to keep cockroaches out of your home for good.

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