Since its inception in 2012, Private Exterminator has led the charge in combating cockroach infestations throughout Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

Our 12 + years of experience ensures returning your home to a roach-free environment using eco-friendly methods of extermination. Spotting one cockroach often means there are more hidden. Our licensed technicians use advanced pest control methods to eliminate cockroaches effectively. Trust Private Exterminator to keep your space healthy and pest-free with our efficient, targeted solutions.

Common Types of Cockroaches in NYC

New York City’s dense population and architectural landscape make it a thriving habitat for various cockroach species. Understanding the common types found in the area is crucial for effective pest control.

American Cockroach

German Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach

Brown banded

Flying Cockroach

Our Treatment Methods of Roach Infestations

American Cockroach

The American cockroach, recognized by its large size (up to 2 inches) and reddish-brown color, is best rradicated by sealing entry points, using baits and insecticides, and maintaining a dry, clean environment to deter habitation.

German Cockroach

This species is small (about 0.5 inches), light brown, and with two dark stripes behind the head, German cockroach control involves thorough sanitation, use of gel baits, and insect growth regulators to prevent reproduction.

Oriental Cockroach

ffective control measures for Oriental cockroaches include reducing moisture, sealing entry points, and applying perimeter insecticide treatments.

Brown-banded Cockroach

Management strategies include vacuuming regularly, using glue traps, and applying insecticides in targeted area.

Flying Cockroach

Exterminating Flying cockroaches is prevention focused, with the sealing of entrances and using residual insecticides around your home or unit. Flying capabilities emphasize the need for comprehensive indoor and outdoor pest management strategies.

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Areas we service

Private Exterminator has been servicing most boroughs of New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhatten and Staten Island. Our commitment to NYC residents in the pursuit of roach-free homes has been unwavering over the last decade.

Average cost of roach extermination

Roaches can be difficult to kill permanently, but we have a foolproof system that does the job. The cost of Roach extermination varies depending on the level of infestation and the type of roaches but ranges between $150 and $450.

Follow-up visits may be required at the cost of $125 per visit for another treatment.

Roach exterminator cost

How Long Does It Take to Exterminate Cockroaches?

After professionals assess your home and administer the suitable treatment, it typically takes the exterminator one to four weeks to fully eradicate the roach infestation.

What are the common signs of a roach infestation?

Recognizing the signs of a cockroach infestation early can prevent it from becoming a larger problem. Here are common indicators:

Droppings: Small, pepper-like specks in kitchens and bathrooms or cylindrical droppings in areas with larger roaches.
Egg Cases: Oval-shaped egg cases (oothecae) found in a secluded area.
Odor: A musty, unpleasant smell that intensifies with the infestation size.
Live or Dead Roaches: Seeing roaches during the day can indicate a large infestation.
Smear Marks: Dark, irregular smear marks along wall-floor junctions or where water is abundant.
Shed Skins: Finding roach skins shed during the moulting process in various growth stages.
Damage: Noticeable damage to food packaging, organic goods, or leather and book bindings.





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Tips to Prevent a Roach Infestation

Maintain Cleanliness and Reduce Clutter: Cockroaches are attracted to food remnants, grease, and waste. Regularly clean your kitchen, including appliances and countertops, and vacuum your living spaces to eliminate crumbs and debris. Declutter your home to remove potential hiding spots for roaches, focusing on areas where paper, cardboard, or other materials accumulate.

Seal Entry Points: Inspect your home for cracks, crevices, and other openings where cockroaches can enter. Use caulk to seal gaps around windows, doors, pipes, and other utilities that lead outdoors. Repair or replace damaged window screens and door sweeps to make it harder for roaches to find a way inside.

Manage Moisture: Cockroaches need moisture to survive, so eliminating water sources can help prevent an infestation. Fix leaky faucets and pipes, use dehumidifiers in damp areas of your home, and ensure proper drainage outside your property. Avoid leaving water in sinks or buckets overnight, and regularly empty pet water dishes.

Professional Treatment

While it may seem easy to deal with roaches, one cannot deny that they come back quickly due to their rapid reproduction. Therefore, it is not ideal to run the risk of daily visits by roaches, as they, like termites, can be very destructive and hurt you financially. When you see even a few of them, kindly call us, and we will remove them permanently.

We specialize in offering minimally invasive treatments to control roach infestation. As a roach exterminator in New York, we help you keep your home clean by stopping its growth by using repellents. We also educate staff about retaining a sanitized environment to keep roaches away.

Scott Williams
Author: Scott Williams - Scott is a pest control expert and has worked in the industry for over 20 years, most recently in NYC, where he runs a pest control business. Scott loves to write articles, share his knowledge on exterminator services, and advise on safe DIY method.