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Behavior of American Roaches

American cockroaches are considered to be largest of all the house-infesting roaches in the country. The males are very sensitive to the pheromones produced by females (called “periplanone-B”), which makes them committed to increasing their population. Females can produce sacks of up to 16 eggs after they have mated. But even without mating, females can continue to produce egg sacks (called “oothecae”) from sperm that has been saved.

Under ideal conditions female American roaches can produce one egg sack every six days, but they have the ability to produce up to two in one week. To protect their young, females will glue their egg sacks in enclosed areas that can serve as “hiding spots,” which they will try to camouflage by scraping up paint and cardboard they can use as cover. A female American roach will produce an average of 6-14 egg sacks in her lifetime, which is about one year. But in ideal conditions (such as in a laboratory), she can lay up to 22 egg sacks. This can produce up to 336 nymphs. Once they’re ready to break free, they can make a synchronized effort to make their way out of the sack.

Cockroach Invasion

Like others of their kind, American roaches will eat anything for their next meal. Foods, feces, and everything in between can be eaten by roaches. Anything that they eat or walk across can become infected by the bacteria they carry, and you may not know it has been there. That’s why you need to thoroughly clean surfaces and keep food covered. They prefer to live in areas where there’s an ample supply of food and water. They also spend a great deal of time outdoors. They communicate with each other through the use of pheromones that help them decide which areas are best for settling in.

American cockroaches are known to settle in families, and it’s not uncommon for many generations to live in the same area. They prefer to live in environments that are above 70 degrees. In spite of their name, American roaches can be found all over the world. When they venture indoors, you can find them in crawlspaces. But they can be found in any of the following places:

  • Wood piles
  • Dead logs
  • Hollowed-out trees

You can find them in many outdoor areas, especially in Southern states. Be sure to speak to a qualified professional for more information about the behavior of American roaches.

Roaches can be quite difficult

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