Insects

What Species of Cockroach Call New Jersey Home?


Cockroaches are common pests in NJ, but you might not always be seeing the same type. In fact, NJ is home to several different kinds of cockroaches. Having any of these in your home means you’ll need professional pest control services in Monmouth County.

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches have reddish-brown coloring and typically stay outdoors. However, they might come into your home from time to time looking for food. They also have a yellow marking on the head that looks like a figure eight.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Brown-banded cockroaches have a brown coloring with bands running across the wings. You might find these pests in areas of your home that are warm, such as near your stove or other appliances.

German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are a tan or light brown color and usually live indoors, which makes the more likely to be a problem for NJ homeowners. These cockroaches are often found lurking in kitchens and bathrooms where they can easily find water sources.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches have black coloring and are typically found outdoors. They tend to stay near garbage cans and dumpsters for food, but they also prefer damp places that offer them plenty of water and moisture.

If you have any kind of cockroaches in your home, it’s time for professional pest control services in Monmouth County. Contact Allison Pest Control for more information on our cockroach control services.

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