Iowa Cockroaches

January 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cockroaches

Cockroaches have been around for over 400 million years. They will be on the planet long after people have expired. They feed on just about anything that is possible to eat. Roaches are a nuisance to restaurants, apartments, hotels, hospitals, and regular households.

 Roaches carry many diseases including: salmonella, coli form, e coli and hepatitis b. They can also cause severe allergies and asthma especially in small children. Approximately 4,000 species of roaches can be found in the world, about 70 in the U.S. The most common species of roach in households are brown, german, brownbanded, oriental, and American. The german roach is by far the biggest nuisance and most prolific.