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What'S The Difference Between German & American Cockroaches?

In order to manage control of cockroaches, knowledge about them will help. Though, there are many species of cockroaches, but here we will discuss the difference between German Cockroaches and American Cockroaches. German cockroach is most commonly found species in Canada and american cockroaches come next. Here are the few differences:

The biggest different is in their sizes. American cockroach is about 1 ½ - 2 inches in length while German cockroachis much smaller at about half an inch long.

To know the difference, the other thing that one should look at is their appearance. You will find that the color of American cockroach almost reddish-brown with a thorax edged in faded yellow. On the other side, the German cockroach is tan with dark and parallel lines run from their heads to the ends of their wings.

German Cockroaches and American Cockroaches both prefer places which are warm and with moisture, still you will find German cockroaches more in kitchens and bathrooms, while American cockroaches are likely to be found in basements, crawl spaces and around or inside drains.

Most of the infestation in Canada is by German cockroaches and therefore infestation is more likely to be the result of German cockroaches rather than American cockroaches.

Be it a german or american cockroach, both are capable to irritate the home owners and spread diseases. Therefore, if you think that your home is infested with cockroaches and all your efforts to control them have failed, then you must call a professional pest control company. Essen Pest Control is once such company and you can contact them at 613 804 7378.

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