Below is an illustration of a German Cockroach, which is commonly found inside dwellings in the NY region. The ootheca is the egg casing the female carries around with approximately 30 young. She can produce a new ootheca every few weeks.
Cockroaches can carry disease and cause allergies
A cockroach infestation is more than unsightly; they carry a host of human pathogens and diseases. It is believed that they are a reservoir for a range of bacteria including salmonella and E. Coli. The cockroach can also harbor viruses like polio. Many people also have allergic reactions to the feces, urine, and casings of roaches. Roaches are nocturnal, so if you see one in the daytime or in a lighted room, they generally have become overcrowded in the dark hiding spots and you probably have an infestation numbering in the hundreds.
IPM - Ongoing Management
Cockroaches often enter your home or business through infected packages or produce. Even if you inspect the packages, it may be impossible to notice egg capsules and before you know it – you are infested with cockroaches. In apartment buildings or condominium complexes, cockroaches enter through wiring and plumbing. The chance of re-infestation is extremely high. Cockroach pest control involves a systematic integrated pest management approach that involves identification, inspection, sanitation issues, harborage reduction and perimeter treatment and baiting. The pest control professional will treat and inspect the areas monthly and treat as necessary. We work in a variety of environments, including homes, apartments, kitchens, bathrooms, restaurants, office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, hotels we have a monthly integrated Pest management program that involves roach treatment.