Cockroaches are common household pests that may spread bacteria, contaminate food and surfaces, and cause allergies.
Most indoor cockroach infestations are caused by German cockroaches. They are most commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms, but may be seen in other areas. Other cockroach species may occasionally be seen indoors, but are primarily found outdoors. These include the oriental cockroach, smokybrown cockroach, American cockroach, and Turkestan cockroach.
Small infestations can be resolved by improving sanitation, sealing up cracks, and using household insecticides. If you have a severe cockroach infestation, you will need to contact a pest control service.
The District does NOT conduct residential or commercial pest control, but can identify suspected cockroach specimens and provide recommendations for control.