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Oriental Cockroach

Description

Oriental Cockroach

Pest Stats

Color

Shiny black

Legs

6

Shape

Oval

Size

1″ long

Antennae

Yes

Region

Northern regions of the United States

Habits

Oriental cockroaches have a life-span up to one year and during that time, the female can lay up to 150 eggs. They feed on a variety of food sources but prefer starchy food or decaying organic matter. Although they primarily life indoors, they can survive outdoors in freezing temperatures.

Habitat

Oriental cockroaches prefer dark moist areas. Outside you will find Oriental cockroaches in sewers and under debris, leaves, stones and firewood. They can enter structures under doors, under windows, through plumbing, or utility pipes. Indoors you will find Oriental cockroaches under porches, in basements, crawl spaces, sink pipes, and floor drains.

Threats

Although the Oriental cockroaches is certainly a nuisance pest, it can also spread bacteria and disease. They are known to spread bacteria, parasitic worms and human pathogens. Oriental cockroaches’ habits of visiting places of filth means that they are likely to pick up germs as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and deposit this bacteria, germs, and disease into food or onto food surfaces.

Oriental Cockroach Prevention

If you suspect an Oriental cockroach infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of Oriental cockroaches as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of Oriental cockroaches call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.

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