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There are around 4,600 documented species of roach or cockroach in the world. While there are probably not that many in Albany, they multiply so fast it might feel like you have all 4,600 species living in your walls. German cockroaches are the most common type, and they typically only live indoors where humans reside. The females can even reproduce asexually if there aren’t enough males around.

Sometimes, a small infestation can be handled at home. If you’re wondering how to get rid of cockroaches on your own, we have some tips for you. If these tips do not work, it’s best to call a professional roach exterminator in Albany. Fox Pest Control are your Albany pest control experts, ready to help rid your home of cockroaches once and for all.

On This Page: Signs Of An Infestation, What You Need To Know, Helpful Prevention Tips, How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches?, Albany Cockroach Exterminator FAQ

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Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Albany

You might already know that you have a roach infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs cockroach exterminators in Albany might see.

Cockroach Droppings

Cockroach droppings are about the size, shape, and color of a grain of black pepper. They’re usually found in the back of drawers or cabinets, behind bookshelves, under ovens or refrigerators, or other obscure, hidden places.

Molted Exoskeletons

Cockroaches shed their skin (exoskeleton) during a process called “molting.” These might look like brown or black shells, and will be found near an infested area.

A Weird Smell

Their exoskeleton (skin) has a musty odor that people can smell, especially in extreme cases of a roach infestation.

Live Cockroaches

Cockroaches in Albany are sometimes found under garbage cans, under refrigerators, or other places. They can be forced to scurry away if their hiding place is discovered. However, roaches are extremely terrified of open spaces, so if one runs into the open, it’s a sure sign that there are many, many more lurking-and that you need to call a great cockroach exterminator like Fox Pest Control.

What You Need to Know About Cockroaches:

  • Cockroaches have an exoskeleton that looks like skin or a shell.
  • Try to get a photo to confirm you’re really dealing with cockroaches and not a look-alike pest like a boring beetle, termite, baby bed bug, or some other pest.
  • Roaches in Albany can be dangerous, as they carry microbial pathogens. 
  • E. coli and salmonella are just two such pathogens that cockroaches have been known to spread in Albany because of the unsanitary places where they hang out. 
  • If you have a cockroach infestation, you’ll typically find them in moist, warm areas, including:
    • The bathroom
    • Inside the walls
    • Under the kitchen sink
    • In your pantry 
    • The basement floor
    • In or around drains
  • There are thousands of species of cockroaches, but there are a few common ones that you will see in your Albany home:
    • American Cockroaches: These reddish-brown pests are found throughout the United States and are often found in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. They are most active in warm weather, typically 70 degrees and higher. In southern states, these are also commonly referred to as Palmetto Bugs or Palmetto Roaches as well.
    • German Cockroaches: These pests are light brown in appearance and have two dark stripes across their backs. They prefer warm, damp places as well as places where people eat. 
    • Oriental Cockroaches: These pests are larger than other roaches, and have a shiny black or dark red shell. They are mostly found in the northern United States. They will often be found near drains or other wet areas.
    • Wood Cockroaches: As their name implies, are often found in wooded areas or in areas where there is a lot of wood, such as woodpiles or sheds. They are generally smaller than other types of cockroaches, and they are not considered to be pests in the same way that common household cockroaches, like German cockroaches, are. Wood roaches are not known to transmit diseases to humans and they do not generally cause damage to buildings or other structures. They do not infest homes or other buildings in the same way that other types of cockroaches do, and they do not reproduce as rapidly as other types of cockroaches.

Helpful Cockroach Prevention Tips: 

  • Thoroughly clean inside, under, behind, and around all kitchen appliances. This will help control cockroaches.
  • Reduce moisture in and around your home. Fix leaks and get rid of standing water to help get rid of cockroaches.
  • Seal possible roach entry points with caulk

How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches Near Albany, NY?

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How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Home | Fox Pest Control

Hey guys, Caleb here with Fox Pest Control.

If you've come across a roach in your home,

you'll want to address this pest problem as quickly as possible.

If you see one of these nasty pests during the day,

chances are you have a bigger infestation.

Now is the time to take action if you have an infestation,

and Fox Pest Control has the right products and the best team to do it.

Our pest pros are just the ones to identify a roach infestation

and do everything necessary to make sure they don't come back.

Check out our guaranteed home protection plans for details on our highly-rated programs.

Our Fox Pest Pros are certified professionals with the expertise and experience you need for cockroach control.

If you see a cockroach in your house, call us today.

We'll send a licensed pest pro to give you a free quote or schedule same-day service.

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Cockroach Exterminator & Treatment in Albany FAQ

Is it possible to get rid of cockroaches for good?

It’s possible to eliminate a cockroach infestation, but there’s no telling whether they might come back. Roaches are really good at hitchhiking, hiding, and crawling into tiny cracks and crevices.

Do I have cockroaches? What are the common signs of roaches?

Cockroaches will leave behind a few signs you can detect. If you spot any of these signs, it’s best to contact professional pest control experts right away:

Fecal spots, which look like tiny black pepper dots that stick to any surface where they were deposited.

A musty smell, which is produced by the keratin of their exoskeletons.

Water streaks, As cockroaches grow, they leave behind smears in little water puddles or moist areas as their abdomen drags along the ground. 

Discarded exoskeletons. As a cockroach grows, it sheds its exoskeleton in a process called molting.

Eggshells. Ootheca are egg sacs that hold up to 40 eggs. After the eggs hatch, the ootheca hardens into a shell.

Live cockroaches. Cockroaches hate to be out in the open, preferring to be active at night instead. You might see them when you flip on the light or startle them.

How quickly can cockroaches reproduce?

German cockroaches can multiply extremely fast, which makes them tough to eradicate in Albany. Females lay an egg sack called an ootheca. Oothecae may contain between 30 and 40 eggs. A German Cockroach can begin to reproduce at 3 months of age and can produce up to 15 oothecae in a lifetime.

How do I know how bad my cockroach infestation is?

If you see a cockroach skittering across the kitchen, you’ve most likely got a massive infestation. Once all the best hiding places are taken, the other roaches might push one out and force it to run into the open, which roaches are terrified of doing.

What can I do to help get rid of cockroaches?

Follow our helpful cockroach removal tips. Cockroaches are less likely to stick around if there’s no food and few hiding places. That is why frequent, rigorous cleaning is vital. Those methods are most effective when combined with professional roach pest control treatment.

How long does it take to get results from your cockroach treatments?

Even in Albany, every situation will be different, but the first few treatments to get rid of cockroaches will not produce results right away. These initial services are designed to root cockroaches out of their hiding places, so you can expect to see an increase in activity at first. As the product takes effect over time, you’ll see fewer and fewer cockroaches. 

Which cockroach is the worst kind?

German cockroaches typically only live indoors where humans reside. They breed extremely quickly and are very unsanitary.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches don’t have a sting, they aren’t poisonous or venomous, and they don’t bite.

Cockroaches can spread E. coli, salmonella, and other microbial pathogens by crawling around unsanitary areas and then crawling onto your food, dishes, cutlery, counters, and other places in your house.

Are cockroaches dirty?

Yes, because cockroaches in Albany don’t mind crawling just about anywhere. For example, a single roach might travel through a sewer and then find its way to your food. In this way, they can spread microbial pathogens like E. coli and salmonella.

What do cockroaches eat?

As opportunistic omnivores, cockroaches will eat just about anything. They can raid food pantries, food storage containers, and even refrigerators.

Are all cockroaches bad? Do cockroaches benefit the environment?

As long as they don’t make their way inside or bother humans, most cockroaches are actually beneficial to the environment by helping with decomposition. Cockroaches will eat almost anything, which helps clean up the earth. 

Which types of cockroaches come inside houses?

The most common cockroach species that invade homes are German cockroaches. They have been invading human habitations since ancient times. Unfortunately for folks in Albany, typically only live indoors near where humans reside, which makes them a significant pest problem. 

What kinds of cockroaches are there?

There are around 4,600 species of cockroaches in the world. Only a few are regularly found in homes, including the American cockroach, the Australian cockroach, the Oriental or Asian cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, and worst of all, the German cockroach. 

Do cockroaches lay eggs? How many eggs do they lay?

German cockroach females produce 30-40 eggs together in an egg sac called an ootheca. That means a single fertilized female could result in a pretty extensive infestation in only a couple of months -- don’t let it get that far, get rid of roaches now!

Can cockroaches reproduce asexually?

If there aren’t enough male cockroaches to go around, German cockroaches and other species can reproduce asexually, without a male. They can self-fertilize through a process called “parthenogenesis,” but only if there aren’t enough males. This is why it’s vital to call a cockroach exterminator as soon as they’re discovered.

How could cockroaches come back if Fox has already gotten rid of them?

Cockroaches are excellent hitchhikers and incredibly adept at squeezing through tight spaces in Albany. If a single female survives, she could restart an infestation by herself — with or without a male around. It’s always good to take precautions to ensure they won’t come back by hiring professionals who can respond quickly to additional activity and continue to fight roaches effectively.

Can I get rid of cockroaches by myself?

Even a Albany homeowner with the highest quality and most powerful products to kill cockroaches could have a difficult time against these critters. Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, Fox Pest Control technicians have the training, equipment, and experience needed to get rid of roaches for good.

What are IGRs and how do they fight cockroaches?

“IGR” means Insect Growth Regulator. This is a chemical control method that acts like insect hormones to stop roaches from reaching adulthood and reproducing. This is a benign chemical used in some roach control products.

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