There are three main cockroach varieties that are native to the Lawton area: German, Asian and American. These disgusting pests love warm climates and will invade your home or office any chance they get. At Advanced Pest and Termite, we are trained professionals and know how to remove roaches safely and effectively. We will spray the inside and outside of your home, making sure it’s roach-free from top to bottom.

German Cockroach

German cockroaches are the most common indoor roach. They can easily be identified by their light brown and tan coloration and the 2 black stripes located behind their head. The younger roaches tend to be dark brown almost black, but they still have the 2 stripes behind the head. As an adult, these cockroaches range in sizes from 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch and have fully developed wings. Although adult roaches have wings, they tend to run instead of fly.

German cockroaches are capable of living outdoors, but they are typically found indoors because they prefer warmer climates. They are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms but will move to other areas of the home if there is food and moisture. They can feed on anything from toothpaste to the bindings of books.

These cockroaches tend to enter your home through plumbing or through items such as boxes, bags, or used appliances being brought into your home.

American Cockroach

The American cockroach is the largest cockroach that invades people’s homes. These roaches can be as big as an inch long. As an adult they are a reddish brown color with a yellow line behind their heads. Both the male and female cockroaches can fly.

These cockroaches are typically found outdoors. They prefer warm and damp areas like gardens and under mulch. They also live on trees and in the sewer systems. They invade houses when they are searching for food or water, and they gain entry into houses through the garage or if the weather stripping on a door is bad. They will eat anything from insects to pet food.

Asian Cockroaches

The Asian cockroach is primarily an outdoor species. Like the American roach, they tend to be found under mulch in landscape beds, beneath stones, or in piles of leaves. They can also be found beneath porches, in between walls and crawl spaces, as well as storm drains.

These roaches tend to feed on garbage and materials that have begun to decay. They can also last up to a month without food but can only survive for 2 weeks without water.

These cockroaches are mostly active at night. During the day they like to be in areas that are mostly moist, dark, and undisturbed.