HOW TO GET RID OF ORIENTAL ROACHES IN YOUR HOUSE OR APARTMENT
The oriental cockroach is a species of cockroach that is usually a shiny, reddish-black insect. They are also known as waterbugs as they prefer dark and moist places to hide. The adult will reach up to about one inch in length, which is quite large for a cockroach species. The interesting thing about oriental cockroaches is that the male can be distinguished from the female by their wings. The adult males have a three quarter length wing and the female lacks wings altogether. Even though the male has wings, they are not able to take flight.
How do Oriental Cockroaches Get in My House?
Oriental cockroaches enter your home in many ways, including through drain pipes or open drains, cracks in the foundation and holes in window screens etc. Cockroaches can even stroll in through an open door! In order to thrive, Oriental cockroaches need a place to hide as well as nearby food and water sources. They prefer warm places with a relatively high humidity. You can find Oriental cockroaches wherever there is moisture; like a damp basement, a garage or even in the washing machine. Oriental cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and can, therefore, be elusive in that a casual inspection of an infested dwelling during the day may show no signs of activity.
Are Oriental Cockroaches Dangerous – Do they Bite?
While oriental cockroaches do not bite or sting, they can be dangerous to people. These pests live their life around water and warm areas which mean they tend to have more bacteria on their body. They live near garbage cans, garbage disposals and in bathrooms. But that does not mean that they will stay in these warm and moist areas. They will venture out for food, and that means heading straight for your kitchen. The Oriental cockroach will walk over kitchen counters in search of food and can even crawl into cupboards and pantries into food that is not sealed properly. Just like any other species of cockroach, oriental cockroaches can also cause allergic reactions to people that suffer from asthma.
Oriental Cockroach Control
If you find yourself having a problem with oriental cockroaches or any other pest, you should call a professional like Woodland-Davis Termite and Pest Control right away! If you have seen just one pest, that usually means there are much more hidden behind appliances and cabinets. This could mean a bigger problem than you thought! Woodland-Davis Termite and Pest Control offers a great pest control service to target Oriental cockroaches and other pests. Call today for an appointment.