Oriental cockroaches are one of the more common types of cockroaches found invading homes and commercial buildings. Oriental cockroaches are known to carry E. coli and salmonella. When they invade the home they can potentially spread deadly diseases. When a home becomes infested with oriental cockroaches, it is important to seek professional help right away. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control will share how to identify oriental cockroaches, their behavior, and how to control these potentially deadly pests.
Oriental Cockroach Identification
Oriental cockroaches are one of the easier species of cockroaches to identify. Oriental cockroaches are shiny black or a dark reddish brown color. The male differs in size then that of the female. Males are small. They only reach 1 inch in length while the females can get up to a 1 ¼ inches long. The males have wings while the females are wingless. The male’s wings are short, only covering half of their body which is a unique trait of Oriental cockroaches.
I Found an Oriental Cockroach in My House or Yard
Oriental cockroaches love damp and dark areas where they can reproduce without dangerous predators. Oriental cockroaches are frequently found inside sewer systems. This cockroach is notorious for climbing up and out of drains into homes and other commercial buildings. Second to sewer systems, Oriental cockroaches also love to seek shelter in dense vegetation where the soil stays damp, such as in garden beds. Oriental cockroaches are attracted to leaky pipes and plumbing. To help reduce population around the home it is important to maintain the home and yard plumbing systems. Once Oriental cockroaches invade a home they can produce a nasty odor as their population grows. Oriental cockroaches are also known to carry diseases uses as E. coli and salmonella. They pick up these diseases by crawling around the sewer and in garbage. Oriental cockroaches can pose a serious threat and must be controlled when signs of infestations start.
How to Prevent Oriental Cockroaches
Oriental cockroaches will invade homes either through the drains or through the small gaps in doors and windows. To prevent oriental cockroaches from entering inside the home, one should place covers over all of the drains. There are drain covers that are meant to capture hair or larger particles from going down the drain, which can cause clogs. However, they can also help keep cockroaches from using the drain to enter the home. Another step homeowners can take to reduce oriental cockroaches is to maintain all of their plumbing inside and outside the home. As oriental cockroaches love damp places, leaking plumbing will simply attract them to your home. Additionally, you should maintain the yard and trim super dense vegetation and avoid puddling. To prevent cockroaches from entering the home through windows and doors, inspect them and make sure they close tightly and have no gaps. You may need to replace weatherstripping around doors and repair windows and window screens.
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For areas prone to oriental cockroaches it is essential to seek professional pest control. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control can provide pest protection to help keep cockroaches and other pest from invading your home. To schedule our pest control services, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today.