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Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated exterminating company that provides pest control services for wood roaches in the greater DC & Baltimore areas, including Northern Virginia. Our expert technicians get rid of wood roach infestations fast, and use preventative methods to keep wood roaches from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - click the button below to get started, or give us a call today!

Wood Roaches In Washington, D.C., Maryland, And Northern Virginia.

The wood roach is a unique species of cockroach that can invade our D.C., MD, and Northern Virginia properties. Use our helpful pest guide to learn about these insects, including where they inhabit, what they eat, and how to keep them away.

What are wood roaches?

We identify wood roaches by their flattened oval shape, light reddish-brown to dark brown color, long antennae, and spiny legs. Adults grow to between 3/4 and an inch in length. Though smaller, people often mistake these cockroaches for the more common American cockroach.

Wood roaches play an essential role within the ecosystem, these roaches primarily live outdoors, and their scavenging feeding habits help eliminate decaying plant matter. 

Are wood roaches dangerous?

In most cases, cockroaches are dangerous pests as they pose significant health risks to people. However, the wood roach tends to be less dangerous than other species. Since they spend their days outside in wooded areas, they don't come into contact with diseases, bacteria-ridden trash, or decaying animal matter. Another reason these pests aren't as problematic as other types of cockroaches is they don't regularly invade our indoor spaces.

Why do I have a wood roach problem?

Wood roaches prefer to live outside in wooded areas. They hide their flat bodies behind tree bark, rocks, and other tight spaces. If these roaches are in your yard, hiding on trees, or in gardens or woodpiles, you could unintentionally introduce them into your home. These pests typically find their way into our homes after a person transports them indoors on a piece of firewood, potted plant, or another item that has been outside.

Where will I find wood roaches?

You are much more likely to come face to face with wood roaches in your yard than inside your home. When wood roaches find themselves inside a home, it is usually unintentional.

Some of the most common places to discover wood roaches in our D.C., MD, or Northern VA yards include:

  • Behind tree bark
  • Under landscaping ties or large rocks
  • Woodpiles
  • Under leaf piles or mulch
  • Behind pieces of wooden shingles or siding

Finding wood roaches in our homes isn't common, but they regularly find their way into outbuildings like sheds, greenhouses, garages, and barns.

How do I get rid of wood roaches?

If you are dealing with wood roaches turning your D.C., MD, or Northern VA into their home, evict them the easy way; contact us at Miche Pest Control! Our family-owned-and-operated pest control company provides all our customers with high-quality pest control services.

By implementing one of our quarterly pest control plans, you can be sure we will help you solve your property's problems with wood roaches and other pests. Regular pest control services will ensure that pests won't take over your property in the future. For more information about pest control for roaches, please call us today!

How can I prevent wood roaches in the future?

Here at Miche Pest Control, we understand how difficult preventing problems with outdoor pests like wood roaches can be. Below are some helpful tips to keep them away from your property.

  • Place outdoor firewood piles away from the exterior of your home.
  • Only bring in as much firewood as you will use in a day.
  • Plant new trees away from the outside perimeter of your home. 
  • Inspect potted plants and other items that have been outside for pests before bringing them into your home.
  • Keep your property free of a lot of yard debris, like leaf piles and piles of grass. 
  • Inspect your home's exterior using caulk or other material to seal any cracks or openings you discover. 

The best way to get rid of cockroaches and our region's other common pests is to partner with an experienced professional. For more information about our quarterly Washington, D.C., Maryland, And Northern Virginia pest control plans, call now!

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