I have never heard two words that sound as hideous together as "roach season". I don't even like hearing that they are "ACTIVE NOW" in Alabama.

It makes me feel some kind of way.

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Many experts say that summer is most often called "season" when it comes to the roaches.

That German one is a real you-know-what.

It's VERY HARD to kill the German variation.

However, recently I had a conversation with one of the long-time technicians from Burnham-Hahn Exterminators in Tuscaloosa.

He's a pest control expert and has been for many years. He informed me that we have BOTH the German roach and the American Outdoor Roach in Alabama. It may have "outdoor" in the name but it does not always stay outdoors!

These buggers are "survivalist scavengers" he told me and are looking for indoor "comfort" at this very moment. The exterminator also mentioned how critical it is to make sure they have no way in, especially under doors.

The bottom line is that right now they are on the move according to the folks at Burnham-Hahn Exterminators.

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I hate that I am even doing this report right now.


Have you been seeing them around your place more?

Dead or Alive! That's what they say at least.

I don't think there is anything worse than finding one of those suckers on their backs.

Why are they always on their backs?

Well, according to the folks at Terminix:

When a roach is dying, its high center of gravity pulls its back towards the floor. Its rounded back and weakened muscles prevent it from righting itself, especially on smooth surfaces, which results in it flipping. This is the simple reach why cockroaches die on their backs.

Yeah, ok, thanks for the info.


Because they have been breeding (how awful) and the population is highest during these days of early Summer.

How 'bout that little nugget of information?

I do NOT like seeing a city in Alabama on the "MOST INFESTED" list.

Especially a city in West Alabama.

In the TOP TEN, no less.

#1 Houston

#2 San Antonio

#3 Tampa

#4 Phoenix

#5 Las Vegas

#6 Miami

#7 Atlanta

#8 Birmingham

#9 Dallas

#10 Oklahoma City

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