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Facts That Will Fuel Your Dislike For Roaches in Chantilly, VA

Roaches are a weird kind of bug. How they thrive in darkness is just a mystery. Moreover, they have such a distaste for the light that they’ll do anything to avoid it. They would probably make good friends with bats as they hang out in darkness! However, they have a bunch of crazy characteristics that you might find interesting.

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Most people in Loudoun County assume that roaches are only found around human beings. Well, that’s just a small percentage of the roach population.

In truth, very few cockroach species inhabit human dwellings. We know of some 4,000 species of cockroaches on the planet, most of which inhabit forests, caves, burrows, or brush. Only about 30 species like to live where people do. In the U.S., the two most common species are the German cockroach, known as Blattella germanica, and the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana…

Most domestic roaches don’t come close to the size of their giant, tropical cousins. Megaloblatta longipennis boasts a wingspan of 7 inches. The Australian rhinoceros cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros, measures about 3 inches and can weigh 1 ounce or more. The giant cave cricket, Blaberus giganteus, is even larger, reaching 4 inches at maturity. Read more at ThoughtCo… 

If you are completely afraid of the roaches you see in your home, tropical ones will make your lights go out! Wonder whether those ones fly? They probably do!

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It’s probably good news that you’re unlikely to encounter such enormous roaches in your house. But being small in now way limits just how horrible these bugs can be.

Cockroaches can run about 50 times their own body length per second. That is really fast in terms of proportionate body size. If humans could run that fast, we could cover 320 kilometres in an hour! Just be glad that they’re not the size of dogs.

And let’s not forget that they can stick to ceilings and walls too. There’s literally no escape if a cockroach decides to chase you…

Cockroaches discharge a sickening smell from both their mouths and through the glands on their bodies.

What’s more, this odour they give off actually signals to other cockroaches that they found a good place to nest. That usually means there are more cockroaches around, and you may face an infestation sooner or later if you don’t get pest control to deal with it ASAP. Read more at World of Buzz…

Now you know why they can literally disappear from sight when you flip on the lights at night. And if you manage to hit one and it loses its head, it can still survive for several weeks. Yes, you may find yourself dealing with headless roaches!

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So, what should you do to eliminate the pesky odor-emitting bugs? Begin by learning what kind of roaches are in your home.

You need to know the difference between small adults, juveniles or babies. Know the average size of the type of cockroach you are dealing with and know what they look like (colors, wings, stripes, etc.).

The babies are much smaller than the adults; which is why you need to know the average size of an adult. The first thing you need to do is determine which type of cockroach you’re dealing with. Once you know what you’re dealing with and how big an adult is supposed to be, you can quickly just compare them visually. If there are a few that are smaller than what they’re supposed to be, then you’re dealing with nymphs or younger, non-adult roaches.

Juveniles and nymphs are also not fully developed. They will usually not possess certain features of an adult. Many species of roaches will have wings and stripes. If it’s missing wings entirely, and the adults are known to have wings, then you know what they are. Read more at Pests Off…

Ultimately, the experts say that if you notice baby roaches in your home, that’s a red flag. Mama Roach doesn’t lay a single egg. There might very well be many more baby roaches all over your home.

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What to do? Call in the indoor pest control experts serving Chantilly VA – Backyard Bug Patrol. We hate roaches and all indoor pests just as much as you do – if not more. That’s why we offer a 100% organic indoor pest control program. We’ll rid your home of roaches and all other bugs. Call us today!