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What kind of roaches are white in color?

Question: What kind of roaches are white in color?

ANSWER: Actually, there are no white cockroaches.

What you found was a cockroach that had just shed its skin (molted) in the process of growing larger or advancing to the adult stage. In the process of shedding the old skin, the new skin appears white. It takes about 6 hrs for the new skin to ”tan” (a chemical process) and become hard and brown; then the cockroach will look like all the others in the population.

If you are seeing “white” roaches, you have a rather extensive problem. You have a mature population, and the time for action is now! Call your local Orkin Branch office and have a highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist conduct a thorough inspection of your home, assess the situation and develop a customized treatment solution that best fits your needs.

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