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  • Scientific Name: Blattodea
  • Length: 0.5" - 2.5"
  • Color: Black, Brown
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? No
  • Poisonous/Venomous? No
  • Disease Carrying? Yes
  • Invasive Species? Some

What Attracts Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are attracted to moist foods and are not picky on what they eat or drink. They can have a meal of human food, pet food, and even some can just drink water for months without needing to eat if absolutely necessary. Most cockroaches will flee if you suddenly light up a certain area of an establishment with them in it, however once the light is left on they have no issue coming back out to continue what they were doing.

Dead Cockroach

Living Spaces

They will live in the smallest openings and cracks inside of just about anything, nothing is unappealing to them.

Diet Choices

All types of human food, pet foods, and other moist style foods, and even other insects and things that have died are popular choices.


Cockroaches are known to carry disease and other unsanitary things with them as well and generally populate faster than other insects.

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you.

Home Remedy Tips For Detering and Removing These Pests

  • Keep food and other things completely sealed off in airtight containers, do not leave standing water in a sink, and do not leave leftovers out on the table.
  • You will need to just keep everything as clean as possible and eliminate all easy food sources for months to detract them, even a small slip up can cause them to stay.
  • Calling an expert in when you have an infestation is the best way to resolve your issue as they will lay out a plan that will be the most effective for your situation.