There are pests that seem to come as go as the seasons change. The colder temperatures are not livable for many pests which is why you don’t see them in the fall and winter months. Although this is true for some pests there are still some that exist all year round. One of the pests that you need to be concerned about are cockroaches. There are several types of cockroaches that you might come across in and around your home. They each have their own unique characteristics that set them apart if you see them. It is always best to know what type of pest you are dealing with when you call a pest control company out. They can move faster to come up with a treatment that will work. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines how to identify an Oriental cockroach and how to keep them away from your home and loved ones.
How Do I Know if I have an Oriental Cockroach?
The Oriental cockroach is one of the most distinct type of cockroaches that you might find in your home. Their colors are much darker than other types such as the American and brown banded cockroach. The Oriental cockroach is usually a shiny black to reddish brown which is very unique to them. You can even tell the difference between the females and males because of the presence of wings. The females tend to be larger and will not have wings at all. The male cockroaches are smaller and have three quarter inch length wings as well. Although the males have wings they don’t actually use them to fly because they cannot.
Signs Of Oriental Cockroaches
There are several signs that you can use to determine if you have oriental cockroaches in your house. One is simply seeing them pass by. The problem is that this will usually only happen at night when you come to the kitchen after it has been quiet. If you see them it is important to have pest control treatments done as soon as possible. They are sneaky and that is why there are other signs you can look for. The other thing that you can look for is the presence of their egg capsules. They are less than a half inch in length and are a dark brown color. The capsule usually have about 16 eggs inside that can increase the infestation in your home. Lastly you can smell the presence of a cockroach infestation. There is often a musty odor that is left behind.
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If you are concerned about cockroaches you want to be sure that you call out pest control services. You want to be sure that you have your home treated for cockroaches. They can infest your home and continue to reproduce without you even realizing it. You want to also be sure that your home is treated year round. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control offers pest control services to treat for cockroaches in and around your home. Call us to schedule your next appointment today!