- The German and American cockroaches are the most common in East Tennessee. The Oriental roach is found typically only in the more rural areas and closer to the mountains. Roaches range in color from pale to light brown to black and can be anywhere from 5/8″ to 2″ long.
- Food: Roaches will eat nearly anything but prefer moist human and pet food, sweet foods and decaying starches (book bindings and wallpaper adhesive). [pullquote]Cockroaches will eat nearly anything but prefer moist human and pet food, sweet foods and decaying starches (book bindings and wallpaper adhesive)[/pullquote]
- Where to look: You can usually find roaches in dark, moist areas such as basements or garages, drains, bathtubs and sewers. American and Oriental roaches are most commonly found in larger commercial buildings (restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals).
- Be aware: Cockroaches can spread germs and make allergies worse.
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