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Oriental Cockroaches Can Spread Disease

October 21st, 2020

Cockroaches may be the oldest of all living insects as their evolutionary history started around three hundred million years ago. Today there are more than thirty five hundred different cockroach species that have been documented. Out of these thousands of roach species, only fifty five different species dwell within the United States. Since roaches have…

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Ways to Avoid Roach Rage

October 16th, 2020

Cockroaches are among the most common insect pests and like to eat many of the same foods we do. They’re especially troublesome if found wherever food is prepared or served, as they may transfer disease-causing organisms. The most common types of cockroaches in Georgia  are the American cockroach, German cockroach, oriental cockroach and smoky brown…

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Atlanta Is One Of The Most Cockroach-Infested US Cities

May 26th, 2020

The United States is home to several cockroach species that are pests of homes and buildings, and given Georgia’s subtropical climate, cockroaches find the state to be particularly hospitable. This is because virtually all 3,500 to 4,000 cockroach species that have been documented worldwide must inhabit humid and wet conditions in order to thrive. In…

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The 411 on Cockroaches in the Home

May 20th, 2020
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Australian Cockroaches Are More Prevalent In Georgia Homes Than Many Residents Likely Realize, And They Are Associated With The Spread Of Disease, Food Contamination, And Allergic Conditions

February 13th, 2020

Periplaneta australasiae, better known as the Australian cockroach, is a globally distributed cockroach species that commonly invades homes where they can successfully reproduce, spread disease-causing microorganisms, infest pantries, contaminate stored foods, trigger allergic reactions, and damage wood, cardboard, paper and other materials. While Australian cockroaches are not as well known among the American public as…

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Why Asian Cockroaches Often Invade Georgia Homes In Large Numbers, And How Can These Roaches Be Eliminated From The Homes That They Infest?

January 16th, 2020

More than 4,000 cockroach species have been documented worldwide, and the majority of these species can only be found in tropical regions. Surprisingly, of all documented roach species, only 30 are known for being pests of homes and buildings. The United States is home to around 70 documented cockroach species, but only around a dozen…

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Why Asian Cockroaches Often Invade Georgia Homes In Large Numbers

January 8th, 2020

More than 4,000 cockroach species have been documented worldwide, and the majority of these species can only be found in tropical regions. Surprisingly, of all documented roach species, only 30 are known for being pests of homes and buildings. The United States is home to around 70 documented cockroach species, but only around a dozen…

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The Oriental Cockroach Is Able To Survive Best In Southeastern US Homes Where They Hide Their Eggs Within Enclosed Indoor Spaces

December 13th, 2019

Multiple species of cockroaches are abundant in Georgia where humidity and wet weather provides them with the conditions they need to thrive. The most common cockroach pests found in homes in the state include German, Oriental, American, brown-banded and brown cockroaches. The three most widely distributed cockroach pests in the US are German, American and…

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Cockroach Prevention is Necessary for Protecting Health

November 7th, 2019

Bug Busters USA  provides homeowners with cleaning tips to help prevent cockroach infestations Kitchen: Keep counters, sinks, tables and floors meticulously clean every day. Clean dishes, crumbs and spills right away, store food in airtight containers and always avoid leaving food out—including pet food. Vacuum any crumbs stuck in corners and around cabinets, and regularly…

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An Athens Middle School’s Structural Deficiencies Have Led To A Massive Cockroach Infestation In Every Room Where The Pests Are Posing A Health Threat

November 6th, 2019

It is well known that cockroaches tend to invade homes and buildings where the internal environment provides nourishment for the pests. Since cockroaches readily feed on human food sources, unsanitary human dwellings see frequent roach infestations, and an abundance of clutter provides roaches with many indoor harborages where they can safely remain out of human…

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