ROACHES ASIAN ROACHCollier Pest Control is your Southwest Florida Pest Authority, including the Asian Cockroach. The Asian Cockroach was recently introduced into Florida as a new species in 1986. It has spread over at least one third of the state, from the center of Florida to Collier County and Southwest Florida.

The Asian Roach is a rural and suburban pest that mainly infests single family, suburban houses and yards. The Asian Roach is abundant outdoors, where populations of 30,000 to 250,000 per acre have been found. The adults are strong fliers and can fly up to 120 feet in a single flight.

Adult Asian Roaches take flight even during the day if disturbed. At dusk there is a frenzy of activity when adults are active in grass and mulch. These active pests invade any opening in a house, such as a lighted doorway or window. Once inside, they crawl on illuminated television screens and walls while the lights are on during the evening.

The Asian Roach is almost identical in appearance to the German cockroach. Many people confuse this outdoor pest with the most common of indoor infestations, the German Roach. The wings of the Asian Roach are usually longer and are lighter brown in color than most German Roaches. Asian Roaches are found mostly outdoors but can be seen inside around windows, doors, illuminated lighting and away from food areas. The German Roach is always found inside and around food areas. The female Asian Roach can produce an egg capsule with 40 eggs every 28 days. The nymphs will mature to adults in about 6 to 7 weeks.

Collier Pest Control can control these outdoor pests with our “Collier Complete” pest control service. We can thoroughly treat all your inside cracks and crevices and complete the service with a broadcast spraying of the eaves, soffits, flower beds, entry ways, and 5 to 10 foot perimeter around your home.

Call Collier Pest Control today for a free estimate and a complete explanation of any of our services. Don’t let unwanted guests spoil your beautiful Southwest Florida lifestyle. Remember, Florida does not have to be shared with insects!