Cockroaches

Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from many over-the-counter insecticides. Without special equipment, materials and know-how, cockroach control can be a losing battle. There are many types of cockroaches but the most common in Florida include: 

  • The German cockroach
  • The American cockroach or palmetto bug
  • The brown-banded cockroach
  • The oriental cockroach


Because cockroaches tend to frequent garbage cans, sewers and other disease-laden locations, germs attach to their body that can transfer to food contact surfaces such as utensils, surfaces where food is prepared, plates or dishes, and so forth, during the normal course of roach activities. These include disease-causing bacteria: Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli, Streptococcus (pneumonia), several helminthes (hookworm, pinworms, tapeworms), and even viruses.

It is advised that you call a professional to ensure long lasting and effective treatment. At Big Apple Pest Control we take the necessary steps to eradicate these pests from your home so you can rest easy. 

Call us today if you think you have a roach problem 

813-855-5528

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