Roach Treatment & Services in & near Menifee, California
Roach Treatment in & near Menifee, CA
Roaches and water bugs often get confused with one another. This misidentification can pose a problem when customers call for roach treatment or water bug extermination.
If you mischaracterize the pest that has invaded your home, we could end up providing you with an incorrect treatment, allowing your roach or water bug problem to worsen.
The following can help you differentiate between the two species.
That way, the next time you call Activated Pest Solutions in Menifee, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, Temecula, Murrietta, Lake Elsinore, San Bernardino, and Rialto for quality roach treatment, you will be able to identify the proper insect for effective pest control.
Are Roaches and Water Bugs Dangerous? - Do we need Reoch Services?
While the bite of either species may be harmless (though they can hurt), you should be more concerned with the illnesses, pathogens, and diseases that roaches can spread.
Water bugs rarely enter homes and are not considered pests. Therefore, unless your home is experiencing a flood, you are unlikely to see a water bug. Though, if you see a water bug, you might want to leave it alone, as they tend to feed on other insects, making them nature’s exterminators.
Roach Treatment and Services
Cockroaches, commonly referred to as roaches, are much smaller than water bugs. The common roach grows between one and one-and-a-half inches long and has a round body, wings, and is colored brown.
Unlike water bugs that are known for their underwater hunting prowess, Cockroaches are scavengers. They want food that already exists, so you’ll often find them rummaging through your trash cans or raiding your pantry and cabinets.
Cockroaches are shy creatures and will scamper and hide the moment you walk into a room or turn on the lights.
You are also unlikely to be bitten by a roach, as there are no known cases of cockroaches biting people.
Water Bug Control
The water bug is larger than a cockroach and grows to about two inches long when fully mature. Water bugs are tan or brown with flat, oval-shaped bodies. The insects have clawed front feet they use to capture prey. Cockroaches may have similar front feet, but instead of using their feet for hunting, roaches use them to climb.
Water bugs are so-called because they prefer spending their time in the water. The truth is, the term water bug is applied to a few different insects. When we compare one with a cockroach, we are referring to the Giant Water Bug. While some species of roach can survive in water, cockroaches prefer to spend their time on land.
Water bugs, on the other hand, absolutely love the water and can hold their breath for impressive lengths of time. These bugs even hunt in the water and prefer to feed on other insects. While roaches may not bite, water bugs will use their proboscis to bite humans. Usually, water bugs only bite when handled.