Let’s face it, most of the residents living in the Encinitas area have cockroaches inside their homes. They are either too ashamed of admitting it or they don’t even know they are living with them.

Cockroaches are very common to the point that when you think your place is clean enough, you might need to do the cleaning again.

What are cockroaches?

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Cockroach are known as 2 things: an insect and a termite. Almost 4 species of these are classified as pests. And because they are known to be a pest, they are also a carrier of diseases. Diarrhea, typhoid fever, and cholera are some of the diseases they can pass on to humans.


They have a somewhat small head and a broad, flattened body, and most species are reddish-brown to dark brown in color. Also, they have large compound eyes, and a long, flexible antennae.

They crawl very fast and leave a distinctive smell. Their size varies from a pea-like up to an inch.


Female cockroaches lays 6 up to 14 capsules during their lifetime. One capsule contains 16 eggs and the dropping of capsules can be done after one day that it is formed.

After 4 to 8 weeks, these eggs will hatch. Unlike other pests, cockroach takes long to mature.

Most of them takes 6 to 12 months before reaching the adult stage. They go through a process called “molting” or to shed some of their exoskeleton or outside skin.

Female kind lives longer than male. The average life of a female cockroach is from 168 to 786 days. As for the male, they can only live up to 362 days.


Different species tend to live in different places. Some prefer to live in houses, sewers, and basement. Some in warmer, drier or damp, and high places.

The habitat of these pests really varies. Unless you know what kind of pest you are living with, you’ll be 100% sure on what places to target, if you want to eliminate them.

Fun fact:

Did you know that cockroaches can survive for days without food and in a clean environment?

Preventing cockroach from entering our homes

The best way is to check for possible cracks and holes in the house, where they might enter. Immediately seal it and monitor if these will create new openings from the outside of our house.

We also advise that you eradicate any extra scrap paper or cardboard, including what might be in the garage, attic, or the basement. Saving food in sealed containers is another critical preventative step to take.

Store bought solutions or traps are sometimes not as effective to this type of pest. Not because the chemicals in the product is reduced to be an environment-friendly product, rather these cockroaches are becoming more intelligent and avoid being in danger.

If you want to eliminate this critter completely, you should hire Encinitas Pest Terminator.

Our pest experts are highly-trained, and we ensure that they are safeguarded against possible danger or bite. We believe that if we are protected, we can do our job ceaselessly.

The cockroach removal that we offer is cost-effective and can guarantee results. All you have to do is give us a call, and we will help you with your pest problem.

We are available at any time and the first step is to inspect your homes, so we are sure of the type of cockroach we will be dealing with.

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