Cockroaches are some of the most common and disliked pests in America, and for good reason! They hide in crevices and cracks, munch on human and pet food, shed their skin, and leave droppings behind. Let’s uncover the lifecycle of a cockroach and discuss why it’s important to eliminate these critters at their egg stage:

American Cockroach Stage 1: Eggs

A female cockroach will produce multiple eggs at once that stay safe inside an egg case. This case is dark brown and smooth in appearance. The female will hide her egg case in crevices and cracks to ensure optimal safety. Each egg case can contain roughly 15 eggs and will hatch 1 – 2 months after it has exited the female. 

American Cockroach Stage 2: Nymph

The nymph stage of the American cockroach is commonly recognized by the size and light-red color of the cockroach’s outer layer. Nymph cockroaches are less than an inch long and will shed their skin during molting sessions. These skin particles and a cockroaches’ fecal droppings are two allergy culprits inside the home! As a nymph ages, its skin color will darken, and it will grow longer. 

American Cockroach Stage 3: Adult

American adult cockroaches can grow upwards of two inches and showcase a dark brownish black skin. They can grow wings which contributes to their escape route when you try to kill them in your home. Adult female cockroaches can produce up to 150 eggs, as well. 

How Bizzy Bee Exterminators Can Help

If you see a cockroach in your home, it’s likely there are more in your walls and in cracks and crevices. The Bizzy Bee Exterminators can help eliminate these cockroaches, so they do not produce more eggs and invade your home! Only a proven method will work to make your home a cockroach-free zone. Give us a call today: 1-800-273-4958.