Greenville, SC Cockroach Control Professionals

Action Pest Services provides treatment for cockroaches. Cockroaches are the most commonly found type of pest throughout the world, and they thrive in close interaction to human spaces. The most commonly found cockroaches in South Carolina are the American, German, Asian, Brown Banded, and Smokey Brown cockroaches. Cockroaches live in, and create, unsanitary conditions within structures and have the potential to expose people and pets to bacteria and pathogens.

Cockroaches Identification

There are several characteristics that help identify an American, German, Asian, Brown Banded, or Smokey Brown cockroach.

  • American cockroaches are usually between 1″ – 3″ in length, they are brown with a reddish tint, and light brown to yellow markings on the back of the head and neck area.
  • German cockroaches are usually between 1″ – 3″ in length, they are primarily a light brown or tan color, and have two black stripes running down their back.
  • Asian cockroaches are around 1″ in length, are a dark brown or dark-reddish color, and have short wings.
  • Brown banded cockroaches are around .5″ in length, are light brown or tan in color, and have distinct dark band markings on their wings.
  • Smokey brown cockroaches can reach 1.5″ in length, are a dark-mahogany color, and have long wings.
  • Images of cockroaches can be found from the National Pest Management Association »

Conducive Conditions for Cockroaches

There are a few conditions that can increase the chances of a cockroach infestation:

  • Dirty and messy spaces inside the house, especially a dirty kitchen with old garbage bags and dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Warm, humid areas with excess moisture near food sources, especially bathrooms or basements.
  • Cracks in the foundation, siding, or window panes that serve as points of entry and allow insects to come in to the home.
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Cockroach Control Tips for Homeowners

There are several things homeowners can do to prevent and reduce cockroach infestations:

  • Keep all areas of the home clean, sanitized, and clutter free.
  • Repair and dehumidify any areas of the home with excess, built-up moisture.
  • Inspect the exterior of your home, including the foundation, siding, windows, and doorways regularly to ensure there are no points of entry.


A cockroach infestation can quickly increase and become a permanent issue. If you have had more than a single outdoor sighting or are already seeing these pests in your garage or home call Action Pest Services for a customized treatment plan.

Why Your Neighbors Choose Us

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    Our pricing is easy to understand. Have wasps? We don’t charge extra. Fleas? Same thing. Fire ants? You guessed it, no extra charge. When you choose Action, you don’t have to worry about unexpected charges.

  • Safety

    From window cleaner to dish soap, any chemical applied incorrectly can create risk. Action uses products with minimal impact to you, your family, and we are comfortable applying around our own families.

  • Employees

    We hire and train the best and it makes all the difference. Our staff answers the phone with a smile, and our technicians are professional and well trained. The Action experience is enjoyable all around.

  • Results

    This is what it all comes down to. We are professionals at keeping the pest activity around your home to a minimum. We know which products work best in each season, and how they affect each pest.

  • Trustworthy

    Folks in the Greenville area have trusted us since 1974 to take care of their pest issues. That’s over 46 years! We’ve been a leader in pest control in Greenville, and we plan on being here much longer.

  • Service Guarantee

    Nobody likes bugs. That’s why we have a service guarantee on all of our pest, mosquito, and termite plans. If the bugs come back, we will too. You can rest easy knowing we will take care of your pest issues.

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