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In Davenport Iowa, cockroaches are one of the worst pests you could ever encounter. Roughly five cockroach species are commonly found in our area, and they can create a wealth of problems for you and your loved ones. For instance, they’re going to damage your home, make people sick, and make your home uncomfortable. It is pertinent to do something about this problem immediately. Call our office so we can remove the cockroaches in your home right away.

Cockroaches In Davenport

Davenport Iowa is home to several species of cockroaches including German and American cockroaches.

German Cockroaches

At their peak, German cockroaches grow up to 5/8ths of an inch. Despite being smaller than others, they’ll create big problems for you. German cockroaches are unique thanks to the distinct racing stripes on the back of their head. A female German cockroach can produce 5 eggs capsules with up to 40 eggs during her life.

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches are huge with some of them reaching two inches in length. They’re reddish-brown and capable of flying. One thing to know about American cockroaches is that these pests can live for a long time. They’ll mature in two years and live in your home for three or more years. Suffice to say, you must notify an exterminator so they can get rid of the pests for you. Otherwise, they’re going to stick around for a few years.

Other common cockroaches in our area include Pennsylvania wood cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, and Surinam cockroaches.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

Despite belonging to the same species, male and female Pennsylvania wood cockroaches look much different. While the male members reach an inch, females are usually only three-quarters of an inch. They’re native to the Eastern United States but often reach Iowa. The good news is that Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are usually not pests. They’re attracted to blocked gutters, woodpiles, and wood siding.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches

These cockroaches are only a third of an inch with dark speckles. They’re native to Europe. They’ve been living in the United States since the mid-1900s. Since their arrival, they’ve been reproducing and spreading. These cockroaches rarely reproduce inside, but they may enter your home. Since they’re attracted to bright lights, they’ll fly toward your home at night.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches grow over an inch in length. Males develop wings that cover most of their bodies, but females never develop wings. These cockroaches like infesting sewer systems and older structures. They’re a lot like American cockroaches, but they’re cold-hardy. They can be found outside feeding on feces and garbage even when it is cold.

Smokey Brown Cockroaches

These cockroaches are larger than others since they sometimes reach an inch and a half. These cockroaches are reddish-brown, and they are commonly found in the southern states. They sometimes travel in shipping boxes to reach Iowa and other northern states.

Surinam Cockroaches

Surinam cockroaches are less than an inch in length. They have light tan wings and a dark plate near their head. These cockroaches prefer living in warm areas. You might find them in Davenport from time to time. When you find them, they’ll be found in greenhouses because they want to stay warm. The Surinam cockroach species have no men. There are only female Surinam cockroaches. They give live birth once the eggs have hatched.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Davenport is also home to brown-banded cockroaches although they’re rare. These cockroaches are half an inch in length. It is common for people to mistake these cockroaches for German cockroaches. Look at the back of the cockroach’s head. If it has racing stripes, it is a German cockroach.


Cockroaches enter homes for numerous reasons. Many cockroach species invade residences because they’re looking for food. Otherwise, they could be searching for ways to access steam tunnels and sewer systems.

Cockroach Health Risks

Cockroaches are indeed one of the most dangerous pests in Davenport Iowa. Unfortunately, there is a risk that these pests are going to spread serious illnesses. Cockroaches often cause outbreaks of salmonella and other illnesses. Plus, they can make a person’s asthma symptoms much worse. Since they thrive in waste and garbage, they’re going to carry and transmit bacteria. Get rid of them before they make someone in your home ill.

Eradicating A Pack Of Roaches

Work diligently to get rid of the roaches in your home before someone gets ill. If you don’t, the risks are going to climb higher because the infestation will get larger. Besides cleaning your home and sealing your outer walls, be sure to call our office. DIY methods are generally not reliable. Instead, you should rely on professional services. We’ll deal with the problem for you while delivering satisfactory, safe solutions.

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Safe Cockroach Solutions

We offer safe cockroach solutions. When you work with us, you can guarantee that you’re going to be protected during each phase of the treatment process. Our methods rely on non-toxic solutions and EPA-registered products. The combination ensures that everyone in your home is going to be okay. Call our office to learn more about the steps we take to keep you safe.

Preventing Invasions Of Cockroaches

Keep your home clean and seal your outer walls. Do this to keep these unwanted guests out of your dwelling.

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