Actually, they're one in the same. American Cockroaches are often called "Palmetto Bugs" (no one likes to say they have roaches, right?). These roaches are one of the largest cockroach species in the United States, with some adults growing to over 2 1/2 inches. They're usually quite shiny and are a reddish to dark brown color.
Outdoors, American cockroaches are found in moist shady areas such as hollow trees, wood piles, and mulch. They are occasionally found under shingles and in attics. The cockroaches generally live outside, but will wander indoors to search for food and water or to avoid changing weather conditions.
They venture into houses and apartments from sewers via the plumbing, and from trees and shrubs located alongside buildings or with branches overhanging roofs. During the day the American cockroach, rests in harborages close to water pipes, sinks, baths, toilets, and other dark areas where the microclimate is suitable for their survival.
American cockroaches are a public health problem because of their association with human waste and disease and their ability to move from sewers into homes and commercial establishments. At least 22 species of pathogenic human bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoans have been isolated from field collected American cockroaches. They can also soil items with their excrement and regurgitation.
Caulking of holes in ground level walls, removal of leaves, and limiting the moist areas in and around a structure can help in reducing harborage areas of American cockroaches.
Pronto's control plan includes exterior, interior, attic, basement, and crawl space treatment using the latest tools available including, baits, residual barriers, and exclusion methods.