IS THERE A BREEDING TURKISTAN COCKROACH INFESTATION IN YOUR DIXON, CA HOUSE & HOME?
Cockroaches seem to plague man at every turn. With their filthy insidious ways and their appearance, cockroaches have a tendency to repulse you. Cockroaches are a very common pest problem. Some species are more numbered in certain areas, but generally, cockroaches enjoy the conveniences man has to offer. And with that, cockroaches will venture close by or inside humanized, urban areas. In the United States, the American Cockroach, Oriental, Cockroach, German Cockroach, and the Brown-banded Cockroach are typically the most commonly seen. But now, it would seem a different breed of cockroach is slowly coming up the ranks, and they are the Turkistan Cockroach. With that in mind, Woodland Davis Termite and Pest Control offer a closer look at the Turkistan Cockroach.
Turkistan Cockroach Identification
Turkistan Cockroaches can range in size from 9/16” to 1 1/8” long, depending on sex, as well as coloring. Males are generally a reddish-brown color with pale or whitish lateral stripes, located on the ventral side of the wing base. The male’s wings will stretch over the abdomen. The females are dark brown, with whitish lateral dashes at the end of their wings. Their wings are noticeably shorter than the males, not covering the entire abdomen, but maybe only half.
Turkistan Cockroaches Spread Diseases
Like most cockroaches, the Turkistan Cockroach is a threat with spreading disease and contaminating our water. They prefer water sources and can be found infesting water meters or sewers. Because of their fondness for the sewers, Turkistan Cockroach can easily spread various diseases, germs, bacteria, and illnesses by trekking over contaminated surfaces, and then transferring it to wherever they happen to walk. If these pests make your home their home, household plants might quickly be consumed by them.
Habitat & Breeding of Turkistan Cockroaches
Turkistan cockroach is commonly used to feed reptiles, and though they cannot fly, the males can jump but are not capable of climbing. The Turkestan cockroach can frequently be found in a variety of habitats such as semi-arid deserts, arid deserts, water meter boxes, compost piles, leaf litter, potted plants, sewer systems, and cracks in concrete walkways. Once these roaches reach adulthood, their lifespan is between 6 and 12 months. The females can lay 1-2 ootheca, or egg case, per month. Each ootheca contains 20-30 baby roaches. The ootheca is susceptible to drying out and will hatch in 2-6 weeks depending on temperature and humidity levels.
Turkistan Cockroach Infestations
Turkistan Cockroaches are desert roaches, originating in the Middle East, and believed to have been introduced to the United States in 1970-1980 inadvertently from returning military personnel. Being that folks breed these nasty little pests for reptile food, and the males being incredible jumpers, Turkistan cockroaches are starting to increase their numbers and are infesting homes and businesses alike.
Turkistan Cockroach Pest Inspections, Prevention, Treatment, Control & Removal in Woodland, Davis, Dixon & Winters California
Whether your home or is business is infested with Turkistan cockroaches or any other species of cockroach, you need trusted professionals to eliminate the infestation. Woodland-Davis Termite and Pest Control has the expertise to deal with any species of cockroach reigning terror on you. Call us today to get started!