Richmond’s Cockroach Removal Company

Plain and simple, roaches are disgusting. They can carry a wide variety of diseases, that can cause allergic reactions in people and pets. They are also one of the most difficult bugs to eliminate. None one wants to deal with or see roaches in their beautiful Richmond home, especially if you’re expecting guests or having children present. That’s where we come in. Our roach removal experts know exactly where to target the source of roaches. Cockroaches are a nuisance, don’t let them be. Partner with Pest Solution, and gain access to local, affordable cockroach removal services. With over 30 years of experience, our roach extermination detection and removal process will get you and your family feeling comfortable in your roach-free home. Ready to take back your home from roaches?

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Roach Control Specialist

  • Treatment for miscellaneous roaches.
  • Two interior and exterior treatments within 30 days.
  • Exterior service to include installation of termite monitors to aid in the detection of termites.
  • Exterior applications target pest activity and include treatments around windows, doors, overhangs and under siding, as well as sealing ground level pest entry points.
  • Followed by exterior treatment every other month; includes rodent protection, interior treatment and IPM inspection report in the winter months.
  • Inside service available upon request at no additional charge.

Treating For Roaches In & Outside Of Your House

Don’t Be Left In The Dark With Roaches

American Roach

ColorReddish brown, yellowish figure 8 pattern on back of headLegsSix
ShapeOvalSize2″ long
AntennaeYesFlyingRare winged swarmers
RegionFound throughout the U.S. and world

Habits: American cockroaches often enter structures through drains and pipes. They are more active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but they can survive lower temperatures with the right conditions.

Habitat: Although American cockroaches can be found in homes, they are also common in larger commercial buildings such as grocery stores, food processing plants and hospitals. American roaches are also known to infest basements, yards and alleys.

Threats: American roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens case allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children and those living in metro-city areas. As with other species of roaches, American cockroaches can pose a threat to individuals with allergies.

Prevention: The best advice for American cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent American cockroaches from infesting your space, vacuum often, keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the American roach problem.

Brownbanded Roach

ColorBrown, with pronounced banding across wingsLegsSix
ShapeOvalSize1/2″ long
AntennaeYesFlyingN/A
RegionFound throughout the U.S.

Size ranges from one-fourth inch for a worker ant to up to three-fourths inch for a queen in the most common species.

May range from red to black in color.

Build nests in deteriorating, moist wood; often the colony will extend its nest into adjacent, sound wood.

Are commonly found in porch pillars and roofs, window sills, telephone poles, live and dead trees, rotting logs and stumps and wood in contact with soil.

Do not actually eat the wood removed during nest-building activities; rather, deposit it outside entrances to the colony in small piles.

Habits: Brown-banded cockroaches can be found throughout structures, but show a preference for drier locations and warmer areas over 80 degrees. Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture.

Habitat: Brown-banded cockroaches tend to prefer higher locations than most cockroach species and are often found in upper cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.

Threats: Brown-banded roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. And brown-banded cockroaches have been identified as a species of roach that can cause such reactions.

Prevention: Wondering how to get rid of brown-banded cockroaches? The best advice for brown-banded cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent brown-banded cockroaches from infesting your space, vacuum often, keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the brown-banded cockroach problem.

German Roach

ColorLight brown to tan, with two dark almost parallel stripes located on the back of their headsLegsSix
ShapeOvalSize1/2″ – 5/8″ long
AntennaeYesFlyingN/A
RegionFound throughout the U.S.

Habits: German cockroaches will feed on almost anything, including soap, glue and toothpaste. German cockroaches are good hitchhikers and often find their way into new structures via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances.

Habitat: German cockroaches prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources. They are frequently found in residential and commercial kitchen environments, and bathrooms.

Threats: In addition to being a nuisance, the German cockroach has been implicated in outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions in many people. Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Medical studies have shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. This makes German cockroach control incredibly vital.

Prevention: Wondering how to get rid of German cockroaches? The best advice for German cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent German cockroaches from infesting the space, vacuum often, keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the German cockroach problem.

Oriental Roach

ColorDark brown or black; glossyLegsSix
ShapeOvalSize1″ long
AntennaeYesFlyingMales have functional wings, female’s wings are non-functional
RegionNorthwest, Midwest, and Southern U.S.

Habits: Oriental cockroaches tend to be slower than other species. They are often called “water bugs” due to their preference for dark and moist places. They are often dwellers of basements, porches, and other damp locations.

Habitat: Oriental cockroaches can be found in homes, but are also are drawn to damp locations outdoors, such as sewers, drains, under mulch, under leaves, and other moist outdoor areas.

Threats: Oriental roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children and those living in metro-city areas. As with other species of roaches, Oriental cockroaches can pose a threat to individuals with allergies.

Prevention: Wondering how to get rid of oriental cockroaches? The best advice for oriental cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent oriental cockroaches from infesting your space, vacuum often, keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the brown-banded cockroach problem.

Smokey Brown Roach

ColorDark brown; shinyLegsSix
ShapeOvalSize1″ long
AntennaeYesFlyingN/A
RegionSouthern U.S. and the World

Habits: The smoky brown cockroach may come indoors to look for food and even shelter, but generally will stay outside in warm weather. They are also prevalent in moist, concealed areas such as perimeters of homes and buildings.

Habitat: Smoky brown cockroaches tend to stay in warmer climates as they are not cold-tolerant. Though, they may be able to survive the cold by invading homes for warmer temperatures.

Threats: Smoky brown roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children and those living in metro-city areas. As with other species of roaches, Smoky brown cockroaches can pose a threat to individuals with allergies.

Prevention: Wondering how to get rid of smoky brown cockroaches? The best advice for smoky brown cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent smoky brown cockroaches from infesting your space, vacuum often, keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the smoky brown cockroach problem.