Common Dallas Pests
American cockroaches, also known as “waterbugs,” are a common species of cockroach found in the United States.
American cockroaches, also known as “waterbugs,” are a common species of cockroach found in the United States. These cockroaches are one of the largest species, with adults ranging from 1 to 3 inches in length.
American cockroaches are reddish-brown in color and have a distinctive yellowish figure-eight pattern on the back of their head. They have long antennae and two sets of wings, with the front wings being longer than the back wings.
These cockroaches are often found in dark, damp areas such as basements, crawl spaces, and sewers. They are scavengers and will eat a wide variety of food, including crumbs, grease, and other organic matter.
While American cockroaches are not known to spread disease, they can trigger allergies and asthma symptoms in some individuals. Additionally, their presence can be a nuisance and can lead to a negative perception of a home or business.