Palmetto Bug vs Cockroach
Palmetto bugs are a cockroach that is found in the Southeastern United States, particularly South Carolina and Florida. They are often called palmetto bugs because they live in and around Palmetto trees, a tropical plant with fan-like leaves. These pests can grow up to 3 inches long! There is no difference between a palmetto bug and an American cockroach. Palmetto bug is simply a regional term used to refer to this cockroach.
Palmetto bugs are American cockroaches. These large roaches can grow up to 50mm in length, and if you’ve seen one of these big guys darting across your kitchen floor then it may have just given you a heart attack! They prefer warm climates but would happily move into our homes to stay warm in the winter. American cockroaches can lay up to 100 eggs per case, and they like living near water sources such as leaky pipes or drains because it means they don’t need to walk far for a drink!
What do Palmetto Bugs eggs look like?
Remember that Palmetto bugs are American cockroaches. Their eggs are similar to other roach eggs, but palmetto bugs can lay up to 100 eggs per case. These large white eggs are about the size of a pea and tend to be deposited in clusters within hidden areas like walls or behind cabinets.
Palmetto bugs lay eggs similar to other cockroaches, but infestations will contain on average 100 eggs per case. These eggs are about the size of a pea and they are likely to be clustered in hidden areas like walls or behind cabinets. These eggs are brown, ovoid in shape and measure about 3mm. They usually hatch after 4-6 weeks.
Palmetto Bugs Infestation?
A cockroach infestation is usually characterized by the presence of cockroaches present in the home. They leave behind droppings, hairs, and an unpleasant odor. A cockroach’s favorite hiding place is in tight cracks and crevices. They are attracted to small openings which allow them to move about freely.
One of the most common infestations in homes is located around cockroach entry points. Areas where plumbing fixtures are connected to walls, behind refrigerators or stoves, under sinks, and along baseboards are all prime areas for infestations. These places offer plentiful food sources as well as shelter from predators.
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How to kill Palmetto Bugs?
Palmetto bug extermination is best left to the professionals, but there are some things you can do at home. Try using Borax near where palmetto bugs might be hiding during the day. This will kill them when they come out at night to feed. You can also try using insecticide sprays, but the best way to get rid of palmetto bugs is by hiring a pest control company. Crown Pest Control has years of experience in exterminating Palmetto Bugs and other pests!
If you have a palmetto bug infestation in your home, give Crown Pest Control a call today! We’ve been exterminating Palmetto Bugs and other pests for years. Our team of professionals will inspect your property to find the source of the problem before devising an extermination plan that is tailored to meet all of your needs. Contact us now for more information about our customized treatment plans or click here.
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