Cockroaches in your home or business are not only unsightly, they also create allergic problems for you and your family. Odorous secretions and skin casts contain allergens which can be harmful for sensitive allergic people. Throughout Fairhope and the Baldwin County area, two types of cockroaches can be found:
- The American Cockroach is larger than most roaches and lives near wet, humid areas. They prefer to feed on organic decaying matter and are also known as water bugs, flying water bug and sewer roaches.
- German Cockroaches are the most common in the roach family and are found in American homes, condos, apartments, hotels, restaurants and other places throughout North America. In warm temperatures, they can produce 4 to 8 egg capsules in their lifetime. Within 20-30 days, each of these capsules will hatch into 30 to 40 eggs. They tend to travel within boxes, baggage and clothing.