American Cockroaches

American Cockroach Control - Austin, TX

Not many people are aware that there are different species of cockroaches found in the Austin area, and Magic Pest and Lawn's cockroach control team specializes in both German and American Cockroach control services.

American cockroaches are a very common pest in Texas, and an infestation can be quite serious. Cockroaches spread disease, contaminate food and can cause allergies and/or asthma, especially for the very young and the elderly.

When you are attempting to deal with a cockroach infestation, it is helpful to correctly identify which species you're dealing with.  The two most common species found in American urban areas are the American cockroach and the German cockroach. The American cockroach has several distinguishing characteristics.

The Differences Between American Cockroaches and German Cockroaches

The first and most obvious determining factor in identifying American Cockroaches are that they typically reside outdoors. These roaches can usually be found near moist, humid environments such as drains, sewers and trash receptacles. Keeping these areas clean can be difficult and annoying, but is a great first step towards limiting the chances of an infestation.

American vs. German Cockroachs

American cockroaches have a few other notable traits as well. They are the largest domestic cockroach species. They are also reddish brown in appearance and decent flyers. If you spot one of these cockroaches, we recommend calling us immediately. There are likely many more that you haven’t seen.

One female American cockroach can produce up to 800 new cockroaches in just one year, so an infestation can happen very quickly.

Just to Re-iterate, 

What Does an American Cockroach Look Like?

  • Length: Approx 3 inches long
  • Color: Mahogany or reddish-brown with a yellow band outlining the area behind the head
  • Additional identifiers: American Cockroaches have wings

If you spot an American cockroach on your property, call Magic Pest and Lawn today for the most efficient outdoor cockroach removal in the Austin area!