There are many different types of cockroaches that live in homes, but one of the most common is the Oriental cockroach. Though these pests are relatively small and can easily hide in dark corners of kitchens and bathrooms, they cause serious health problems for any household that has them. Here we’ll explore what makes Oriental roaches so dangerous and how you can get rid of them with professional help from a pest control company.
You may be wondering if exterminators can get rid of Oriental cockroaches. These pests are part of the Blattodea order, which includes other roaches such as American and German cockroaches. They have a tough exoskeleton that makes it difficult for them to feel pain when you step on them or sweep them up with a broom, so don’t worry about hurting their feelings if you see one in your home.
The Oriental cockroach has been around since at least 1518 BC when it was first mentioned in Egyptian writings by Aristotle (384–322 BC). While they were named “Oriental” because they originated in the Far East and now live all over the world, these insects actually aren’t particularly picky about where they go: they’ve been found everywhere from Antarctica to Australia. In fact, this species is so resilient that it can survive in temperatures ranging from freezing cold down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it one of only four types of insects on earth that can live through extremely hot conditions and gives us an idea of why there’s no need for exterminators to get rid of them just yet (although if too many starts popping up around your house then maybe think about hiring someone).
Oriental cockroaches are resilient species that can survive in hot and cold temperatures.
- Oriental cockroaches are able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.
- They can survive in temperatures of up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
- They can also survive in temperatures of -4 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that even if you close your windows during winter, the pests will still be alive inside your home.
Should I worry about Oriental roaches?
Oriental cockroaches are resilient species that can survive in hot and cold temperatures. Oriental cockroaches prefer homes with plenty of damp, dark, and sheltered areas to breed and develop. These pests are also known to transmit bacteria and viruses from their legs onto food, dishes, utensils, and countertops. As such, Oriental cockroaches can contaminate your food and kitchen surfaces which may make you or your family sick.
Professional exterminators use integrated pest management techniques to get rid of Oriental cockroaches.
Our exterminators are trained in integrated pest management (IPM), a way of controlling pests that are environmentally friendly. IPM uses a variety of methods to get rid of Oriental cockroaches, including:
- Inspecting your home for places where Oriental cockroaches live
- Using traps to lure the insects into buckets filled with water so they drown
- Fogging the air with pesticides that kill only Oriental cockroaches and not other animals or plants
How did I get Oriental cockroaches?
Oriental cockroaches are attracted to water leaks. They can travel through sewer pipes and get into your home. You may also bring them in on plants that have been infested with Oriental cockroaches, or you may have a leaky drain or pipe in your house that attracts these pests.
Oriental cockroaches like dark, damp places to live, so if you find them in your home it’s likely that they’ve found a place where they feel safe and secure. If you have any areas of the house where water leaks occur regularly or there is dampness (such as basements), this can be an ideal place for Oriental cockroach eggs to develop into full-grown adults ready to mate and continue the cycle.
How do I get rid of Oriental cockroaches?
To get rid of Oriental cockroaches, you should combine baits and sprays. Spraying the places where you see roaches is a great way to kill them on contact. However, you can also use baits to lure the roaches out of their hiding spots so that they will get sprayed with the spray as well.
Bait traps are more effective than sprays because it takes longer for the chemicals in a spray to work their way through an insect’s body system (it depends on how long it takes for them to digest). A bait trap has a slow-acting poison that is attractive to cockroaches but does not kill them immediately, so if one dies from eating it, there’s another one ready and waiting.
List of Insect Killers
Insects are a terrible menace in our homes. They multiply like crazy, and they can be very annoying. If you want to get rid of them, you’re going to need an insect killer. There are many different types of insect killers available on the market today. Some of them are very effective, while others are not very good at all. Below are some effective insect killers.
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- 12 bait stations included
- Kills all common household ants
- Pre-filled, ready-to-use bait stations
- Patented design prevents bait from drying out
- Attracts ants fast
- Contains Borax
- Place baits near ant trails or where ants are numerous
- Use all 6 baits to ensure sufficient supply for the ants
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Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2: With Comfort Wand, Kills Ants, Cockroaches, Spiders, Fleas & Ticks, Odor Free, 1.1 gal.
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- KILLS BUGS INSIDE: Kills those annoying home-invading insects, including ants, cockroaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, scorpions, beetles, silverfish, centipedes and millipedes
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- Start killing small roaches in hours and prevent them from returning for up to 12 months
- Easy to use, no mess baits, do not require activation. Note : Not for Garden Use
- Simply place them where roaches are found and relax while they kill non-stop day and night
- Best used in areas like under sinks, behind toilets, and behind appliances, killing the ones you see and the ones you don’t and destroys the nest
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Oriental cockroaches are a type of cockroach that can be found in many areas across the country. They are usually small in size, they do not fly and they do not have wings. This makes them difficult to spot at times because they can fit into very small cracks and crevices.
These roaches also prefer to live indoors because there is more food available for them inside than outside. They will eat almost anything including paper products, leather, and even glue from book bindings. They are also attracted to light so if you see one or two of them during the day then there is probably more hiding somewhere close by.
The best way to deal with these pests is by calling an exterminator who specializes in dealing with Oriental Cockroach infestations. There are many different ways that an exterminator can deal with these pests including using pesticides or baits which attract the roaches and then kill them once they eat them. It is important that you use only approved pesticides when dealing with this type of infestation because if you don’t then you could end up killing other animals without meaning to.