Cockroaches are brownish, black bugs that grow up to 2 inches long. They live in dark, moist areas and come out mostly at night. They are recognized by their 6 legs and oval bodies. Most can’t fly but they can quickly cover long distances of a few miles. They are difficult to kill and can live for up to a week without their heads. The health concerns that they pose to humans are mostly secondary as they don’t bite. They do carry a number of bacteria that will make humans sick including staphylococcus, streptococcus, hepatitis and more. When surfaces, dishes, and other household items aren’t cleaned properly the bacteria can be ingested. Cockroach infestations are also linked to a number of allergens and can also cause asthma in children. Call us for expert extermination.