American Cockroach Infestation

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 American Cockroach Infestation

American Cockroaches “Water Bugs” are the most common pests to infesting homes in the New Bern, North Carolina area.  Cockroaches are some of the most adaptable insects on earth, which makes controlling and eradicating a cockroach infestation all the more difficult.

Watch this Cockroach Video for more facts and information about Cockroaches.

Cockroach Facts

  • Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!
  • Cockroaches have been around for 280 millions of years!
  • A cockroach can live almost a month without food.
  • A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head!
  • Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles in an hour.
  • American cockroach has shown a marked attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
  • A Cockroach can only survive one week without water.

Points of Entry

  • Plumbing pipes
  • Electrical wiring
  • Gaps under doors
  • Window gaps
  • Gaps under siding
  • Hitchhiking


The dark American cockroach is large and is sometimes called a “water bug” or “palmetto bug.
American cockroach adults grows to an average length between 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 inches They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head.

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