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American Cockroach

American CockroachPhysical Characteristics

The adult American cockroach ranges from 1 3/8″ to 2 1/8″ long; their bodies are oval in shape and reddish brown with their head being pale brown to yellowish in color.


The American cockroach gains access through sewer systems and drains. More than 5,000 individual cockroaches have been found under one single manhole cover. The American cockroach is not only a nuisance but has also been known to be a disease carrier.


Clark’s Year Round Pest Control will control most infestations of American cockroaches on the exterior; however, if interior infestations are a problem the technician will treat the interior as well. In addition, the Clark’s Pest Control technician will advise the customer on ways to help eliminate harborage points that may be contributors to the problem.