We don't control German roaches, we eradicate them! Find out how the right tools and education can solve your roach issue.

A1 Home Pest Control is the roach eradicator of Central Florida.

Our results give us the the right to say this, can your pest control company do the same? No, not even the national brands can eradicate your roaches like A1 Home Pest Control can and WILL.

A1 Home pest Control does NOT control German Roaches, we ERADICATE them. With proven results of 85-95% kill on the first visit (light to moderate infestations), no other company can come close to our results, not because they can’t, but because they do not want to. Eradication takes knowledge and the right tools. We have no problem investing in what is needed to eliminate your roach problem. Other companies do not want that added expense and refuse to eradicate your roaches, leaving you calling over and over for service with little to no change in the infestations.

Types of Roaches


German Cockroach

The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of the head to the wings. German roaches are “squatters”  usually found in kitchens (near dishwashers, stoves, and sinks) and bathrooms of homes. They may be seen during the daytime, mainly if a substantial population is present or if there is some other stress, such as a lack of food or water or an application of pesticides. They have wings but do not fly and boy oh boy are they, fast runners. Another fun fact about german roaches is that they are the highest reproducing of all cockroaches.  Do not set off bomb or foggers with this pest. We call them “squatters” because they are very hard to get eradicated. Setting one of these bombs off pushes the population into other rooms and creates a more significant infestation. 

Cuban Cockroach

This type of cockroach can fly very well and prefers hot, humid climates. They are excellent scavengers and eat primarily plant matter, rotting matter, and paper. They are originally from Cuba, hence their name “Cuban cockroach.” We have a video of one giving birth on our Facebook page. Check it out!
Australian Roach

Australian Cockroach

Australian Cockroaches are instantly confused with American Roches due to how remarkably similar they look. To the untrained eye, you may not notice that this roach is slightly smaller. Or that Australian Cockroaches have a distinct yellow band that starts at the base of each wing. Of course, this roach is also a purveyor of the outdoor habitats. When it gets inside, they will gravitate near garages, crawl spaces, and water areas of the structure.  Australians will feed on book covers, eat holes through clothes but mainly they are the vegetarian of the roaches. 

American Cockroach

The American Cockroach is one of the most massive roaches that will invade a structure. Weighing in at up to two inches long this big roach is seriously making people uneasy. Even though American cockroaches are can fly you will find them foraging at ground level. Mainly they’re confined to warm, humid areas where temperatures are over 82 degrees. We have had some in captivity for research, American roaches have a strong, rich musky odor.  This odor is also a secretion they can produce when feeling threatened (yes they can, I had them do it) and it is nasty! Don’t trap one or you’ll have an unpleasant smell on your hands. It is horrible!

Tips For German Cockroaches:

  • Do not leave food out on counters, under beds, on the floors, or in the sinks for days at a time and so on.
  • Declutter your space, less is more. Especially boxes, roaches LOVE boxes.
  • When getting a delivery, try to open items outside and leave boxes at the door until you can get it in the trash.
  • Roaches can hitch hike from friends, family, day care centers, produce, furniture, and even appliances. Thoroughly look over any item before bringing into your home.
  • Keep mulch at least 2-3 feet from your structure.
  • Trim trees away from structure, this will also help with rodents and wild life.
  • DO NOT use foggers or bombs! You only push them into the walls and further into the ceilings, making it more difficult to actually eradicate them. Beware of pest control companies that “fog” for roaches, even though they are doing it, same principle applies.

Preparing for an A1 Home Pest Control, German Roach Eradication

  1. The day before- do NOTHING
  2. The day after- do NOTHING

We want the roaches in their natural environment, so do nothing!

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