Palmetto Bugs

Understanding Palmetto Bugs

Palmetto Bug is a general name that is commonly used to refer to American cockroach. These cockroaches love to live in dark damp places and can grow to around 2 inches in length, are reddish brown in color, and have wings. Palmetto bugs are winged insects that can fly, and will eat most things, including paper, sugar, cheese, bread, soap, fish, and even other roaches. They live in sewers, boiler rooms, around bathtubs and will commonly be found near decaying food matter. Palmetto bugs can infest crawl spaces, drains, basements, under your bathtub, or around garbage cans. Because palmetto bugs are active at night, you might not realize your home is infested until there are visible signs of their presence. To prevent a palmetto bug infestation, here are the early signs to look out for:

  • A musty smell in dark, damp places.
  • Chew marks on items that have glue or starch, for example, stamps, envelopes and book bindings.
  • Droppings and shed skins around your home

How we treat Palmetto Bugs

The best treatment for American Roaches or Palmetto Bugs is regular pest control treatments in your lawn, attic, and cracks and crevices. Get a free quote from us today

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