Palmetto bugs, also known as American cockroaches or waterbugs, are a large species of winged cockroaches. These roaches are reddish brown with a yellow spot on the head; they can grow to be about 1.6 inches in length and can move relatively quickly. Palmetto bugs are typically found in warm, humid climates since they are not fans of cold temperatures. They can be found in the Southern United States and in tropical climates, but they can also reside anywhere in the world since they commonly jump onto shipping cargo. Originally palmetto bugs were found in Africa but they are now established in the southeastern United States.
Palmetto bugs are the largest species of common cockroach and this is one of the reasons why they don’t usually nest or live in houses. Still, they do take refuge inside homes when it is cold out or if they make their way inside through sewer pipes, drain pipes, air ducts and the like. One sighting of these palmetto bugs and you’ll be searching for a fast and effective Tampa pest control service to remove the problem. Luckily our Tampa pest control company, Tri-S Pest Control, Inc., has been in the business of eliminating bacteria-carrying palmetto bugs for the past 25 years.
Our Tampa pest control company uses the following methods to keep the palmetto bugs away:
- Treatments to windows, doors, eaves and soffits, plus covering a 5-inch ground barrier
- Extensive treatment around the perimeter of your home
- Treat your attic, kitchen and bathrooms with special dust and bait formulations
- Plus, since a vast amount of the treatments are outdoors, our Tampa pest control specialists can work on your home while you’re away
Contact our Tampa pest control specialists today at (813)936-5850 or 1-800-410-5850 for a free estimate. We have proven methods to keep the palmetto bugs and any other pest out of your home, guaranteed! We offer simply superior service.