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The color and size of Cockroaches can vary depending on the species we are dealing with. The most common Cockroaches in Canada are German Cockroaches. They are typically 1.1 to 1.6 cm long. They are normally Reddish Brown in color, have 6 well defined legs, and 2 long antennas. Although they have wings, they rarely fly. They could glide if in danger though. The second common species found in Canada is American Cockroach which is the largest species of common Cockroach and could be 4 to 7 cm long. They are also reddish brown, but have yellow margins behind their heads.
Cockroaches carry and spread a lot of diseases and should be dealt with immediately. They normally hide in cracks and crevices during the day and are only active during the night. Detecting one during the day normally indicates a larger infestation. Females normally lay up to 40 eggs at a time, and a couple of hundred in her lifetime.
Cockroaches normally travel through cardboard boxes, bags, and containers, etc. They can also travel through drains and vents. Proper housekeeping (vacuuming regularly, keeping kitchen & bathrooms clean and dry, emptying trash on regular basis, fixing leaks, storing food in tightly closed containers, etc.) is very important while dealing with this pest.
Cockroaches like to live in warm & humid places. They can live up to a year, and can survive without food for up to 2 weeks (They can live up to a month-and-a-half on water alone). Call us today to discuss various options to deal with them.