Eastern North Carolina Roach Extermination Services

Roaches can be disturbing to find in your home, which is bad enough, but they are also known to carry a number of diseases, which is why getting a professional roach control and removal specialist is so important. Cockroaches are filthy insects with bad habits you do not want around your home or food prep areas. Controlling roaches is important because they can help spread disease and dirt around a home and cause businesses to lose their reputation or even be shut down.

Although there are numerous species of roaches around the planet, the ones that are most commonly found in homes and businesses are:


- Uniformly shiny brownish black to dark mahogany color - Commonly called waterbugs or Palmetto bugs - Common outdoors in the south where it is found in protected moist dark warm environments out of airflow such as tree holes, vines, loose mulch, wood piles and eaves/soffits of attics especially where moisture issues exist - Can be bright inside but usually enter structures at night via cracks sus crevices through which light penetrates to outside - light being the attractant - They are good fliers and can easily enter via attic openings and are commonly found around eaves and gutters


- 1/2”-5/8” long light brown to tan with two dark long stripes on the head or pronotal shield - The most important and usually the most common of roaches - Found throughout structures mainly in warm and humid areas - Usually found in kitchens and bathrooms - Infestations often occur in rooms where people eat and drink while watching tv - Most commonly enter structures via paper products or packaging such as grocery bags, cardboard boxes and used appliances such as refrigerators and microwaves


- Reddish brown with a yellow to pale brown band around the edge of the head or pronotal shield and a pale yellow streak on the bottom edge of the front wings - Typically brought into structures in infested materials such as plants and usually feed on the tender parts of the plants - Feed mainly on starchy materials - Commonly found in crawl spaces and in hot humid areas

At Wheeler Exterminating we are extremely experienced in dealing with roach infestations of all types. Call us today to schedule an appointment

Roach Facts

Here are a few roach facts to be aware of:
  • Roaches have been around for a long time. The fossil record shows signs of roaches going back as far as 350 million years.
  • German roaches are the fastest reproducing species of pest roaches. A single female and her offspring can produce over 30,000 individuals within a year.
  • Roaches can live anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months without food or water depending on the species.
  • Considerable health risks are caused by roaches contaminating food and triggering asthma/allergy attacks.