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Oriental Cockroach Identification

The oriental cockroach is the darkest of the four species present in the United States, with a glossy dark brown or black appearance. Males Oriental Cockroaches and females can grow over an inch long and have enormous wings (although neither gender will use them to fly). Oriental cockroach nymphs take much longer to mature than other species (up to a year), but they will stay the same color throughout their lives.

If you believe your home has Oriental Cockroaches, you should seek expert aid from a pest control company. Oriental Cockroaches contain a variety of diseases, germs, and viruses that contaminate food and food preparation surfaces.

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Oriental Cockroach Habits

Since they are hunting for water, these critters will likely be discovered around toilets, sinks, exposed pipes, or plumbing. The Oriental Cockroach can survive without food for up to a month but only two weeks without water.

Female oriental cockroaches generate up to eight egg cases, with 16 eggs per case in fewer than 180 days. Female oriental cockroaches transport their egg capsules for 30 hours before depositing them in a safe, protected location. The nymphs hatch sixty days later and mature six to twelve months afterward. Nymphs are pale, tan-colored, and active from March to July, molting seven to ten times before reaching maturity in the fall.

Oriental cockroaches live for six to twelve months after maturing into adults, with females generating an average of 200 eggs throughout their lives.

Oriental Cockroach Health Risks

The oriental cockroach's great desire for water sometimes drives the cockroaches to sewers and other contaminated sources of bacteria-ridden water sources, making the oriental cockroach one of the most harmful roaches in terms of bacteria, viral, and infections. The Oriental Cockroach also enjoys feeding on rotted food and trash rubbish locations.

Oriental cockroaches are known to cause salmonella, e. Coli, diarrhea, and food poisoning are possible from transferring bacteria, pathogens, and other viruses from the cockroach's legs to food sources, plates, silverware, utensils, glasses, and food preparation surfaces. Oriental cockroaches can contaminate food and kitchen food surfaces, potentially harming you and your family.

Cockroach allergens will also trigger allergic reactions in inner-city kids, according to recent medical studies. They've even been linked to the development of asthma in youngsters. These allergens accumulate in roach droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies.

How to Prevent an Oriental Cockroach Infestation

Keep oriental cockroaches out of your by keeping your house clean and, more importantly, dry. They can get in through cracks under doors, gaps beneath siding, pipes, open drains, and sewers.

Cockroaches can easily be eliminated with proper sanitation, habitat reduction, vacuuming, surveillance, baiting, and crack sealing. Because these garbage-loving monsters are attracted to the smell of decaying rubbish, keeping your trashcans shut and safe is critical.

Caulk, all open entry holes, stop and repair water leaks and screen or cap off open drains, remove rotting or rotted leaves from window sills, move trash receptacle cans out of wet moisture-prone areas, and ventilate any moist places from the outside.


Don't delay; cockroaches breed at a highly alarming rate daily, resulting in multiple infestations, furthering the risk to your family, pets, and health. Schedule Service with us TODAY!

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