Pest Guide: American Cockroaches
The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting cockroach
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American cockroaches are often found in sewers and basements, particularly around pipes and drains.
American cockroaches are found in food processing areas and food storage areas, as well as other types of buildings. They are active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but they can survive lower temperatures with the right conditions.
Control / Prevention
Good sanitation and habitat reduction, along with vacuuming, surveillance, a baiting program, and some sealing of cracks can usually quickly reduce or eliminate a cockroach population.