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Oriental Cockroaches

What are Oriental Cockroaches?

Oriental cockroach is one of the four most common roach species to attack homes and businesses in the United States.

As with other roach species, it is possible for Oriental roaches to invade any structure.

Although they do not live in water, oriental cockroaches are often referred to as "water bugs" because they prefer to live in highly damp or moist environments. Cockroaches do not swim in the water. The body of an oriental cockroach is elongated and capsule-shaped and has a glossy black coloration.

They are lethargic and travel more slowly than other cockroach species, which often scurry from place to place. Oriental cockroaches lack the ability to fly as well.

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Oriental Cockroaches Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Oriental cockroaches dangerous?

Before crawling across the floors, tables, utensils, food, and countertops in your home, Oriental cockroaches traversed sewers, drains, rubbish piles, and other germ-filled areas.

The bacteria and other infectious agents of Oriental cockroaches transmit diseases that include nausea, diarrhea, fever, and rashes on the skin.

The presence of Oriental cockroaches is also associated with allergic responses. In vulnerable individuals, particularly children, the presence of cockroaches triggers asthma episodes.

Why do I have an Oriental cockroach problem?

Oriental cockroaches inhabit gardens and under porches and decks when living outside. Their proximity to our homes enables them to enter with relative ease.

When the temperature outside becomes too hot and dry, Oriental cockroaches often go indoors in search of moisture. Additionally, they wander indoors when searching for food.

It just takes a few of these roaches to enter your home for a significant infestation to develop. They can conceal themselves from view, allowing them to reproduce and grow their numbers before humans discover their presence.

Where will I find Oriental cockroaches?

Oriental cockroaches are difficult to see when they are hidden in dark corners and cracks of your home due to their black hue. They are not adept climbers and prefer to remain on the ground.

They forage for food at night. Throughout the day, they congregate in damp areas, such as around drains, sump pumps, and water pipes. Consequently, infestations are common in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements.

How do I get rid of Oriental cockroaches?

Partnering with the local pest control specialists at 24h Pest Pros is the simplest and most effective way to eliminate Oriental cockroaches from your home. We take great pride in offering the best customer service possible.

We exterminate homes and businesses of disease-spreading, property-damaging Oriental cockroaches using prompt response times, premium services, and cutting-edge products.

We implement a plan to prevent cockroaches from returning to your home in the future after employing comprehensive methods to eradicate them swiftly.

Call us today if you are a homeowner or business owner interested in learning more about our efficient cockroach control solutions!

Our experts will gladly respond to any queries you may have and schedule your free estimate!

How can I prevent Oriental cockroaches in the future?

Partner with 24h Pest Pros and implement the following preventative measures to avoid problems with Oriental cockroaches.

  • Ensure that gutters and downspouts are in good condition. Ensure that they are diverting water away from the foundation of your property.
  • Ensure that there is space between landscape plants so that the sun may dry the soil between rain or hand watering.
  • Use caulk to repair any gaps located in the foundation of your home.
  • Cover drain and sump pump apertures.
  • Install coverings on window wells.
  • Utilize dehumidifiers and air conditioners to reduce indoor humidity.
  • Keep your trash and recycling containers away from the exterior of your home and off the ground. Always keep lids on both containers.
  • Reduce the amount of crumbs in your home. Restrict eating to kitchen and dining rooms only. Vacuum floors and wipe down surfaces on a regular basis.
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