Cockroach Identification & Treatment

Cockroaches are social insects that commonly infest homes and commercial businesses. They have hard, long, oval-shaped bodies and long antennae. Their food preferences, habitat preferences and behaviors vary between species so pest identification is crucial when it comes to cockroach control. The cockroaches that commonly infest homes in Wichita, Kansas and surrounding areas are listed below. If you notice cockroaches around, give Patton Termite & Pest a call for prompt and friendly service.

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American Cockroach

While German Cockroaches are more commonly found in residential settings, the American Cockroach is often associated with sewers and commercial facilities. They prefer to inhabit warm, damp locations. These cockroaches are also known to be strong fliers and easily migrate from building to building.

German Cockroach

The distinct pattern for identification of a German Cockroach is the two dark stripes down the thorax (back). Also, these cockroaches are often found in kitchens and bathrooms, specifically within cabinets or cracks or crevices. German cockroaches are easily introduced into homes through grocery bags, cardboard boxes and drink cartons. Food sources within homes include the following; kitchen items, pet food, toothpaste, soap and glue.


Oriental Cockroach

The Oriental Cockroach is heavily associated with moisture in a home. They are often found in crawl spaces, basements, water-meter boxes, drains and sewer-ejector pits. The female Oriental Cockroach is wingless and both genders are very dark in color, almost black.

You may encounter other cockroaches occasionally, such as Wood Roaches, that will not establish an infestation in your home. They are referred to as “occasional invaders”. Patton Termite & Pest Control treats for cockroaches with routine pest control service.

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Patton Termite & Pest Control provides trusted protection from pests. Whether you’re in Wichita or the surrounding area, count on Patton for professional service and trusted results. Locally owned and operated, Patton serves residential and commercial customers. The Patton team is dedicated to professional pest control. Founded by an entomologist, Patton now employs 5 Certified Associate Entomologists. Highly-trained technicians assess your needs and implement winning solutions. Build a barrier of year round protection around your home with Patton Termite & Pest Control. Regularly scheduled service saves money. 

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