Did you know that the Oriental Roach are often called water bugs because they prefer dark, damp, and cool places? And in your home, these places include under the sink, washing machine, and in a wet basement or crawlspace. Unfortunately, they also inhabit sewer pipes and live on filth. And that makes the Oriental roach a big concern for homeowners.
Perhaps you know that fact all too well and wish you didn’t. To rid any home of Oriental Roaches, there should be an understanding of the facts about these roaches.
The Oriental Roach grows to about one inch long, and they are a shiny, almost black color. And although both males and females have wings, neither can fly.
The Oriental Roach is a global problem both indoors and out. They are found outside in damp areas near the ground, where natural debris is abundant. Inside, they like moist locations in your home. The most common places to find Oriental roaches are basements, crawl spaces, between the soil and foundation, under sidewalks, in sewer pipes and floor drains, and under sinks or any other suitable damp area.
These roaches migrate through plumbing and sewer pipes. And they can be found near trash cans and more.
The Oriental Roach feeds on garbage and filth. They will make a meal of decaying organic matter, sewage, and trash. In fact, they will eat just about anything.
Oriental Roach females lay eggs in bean-shaped cases that protrude from the body for about 30 hours. And she lays eight capsules in her lifetime, each containing up to 16 eggs. When she releases the capsule, it simply drops to the ground. She does not attach it to anything. And the eggs will hatch in approximately 60 days.
Yes, the Oriental Roach is a danger to humans in more ways than one. Actually, the Oriental roach is known to be the dirtiest of pests to infest homes. This roach will ruin food sources and stink up your house. Considering they move back and forth between garbage and your food, it can contaminate the food with diseases leading to many illnesses, including food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and others. And then there are the disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses found in their bodies.
In addition, some experts say that exposure to roach waste and sheddings in the air could be one of the causes for childhood asthma. What’s more, the Oriental roach is the 6th worse pest in the world. Just listen to what the experts are saying.
According to Animal Diversity,
“Blatta orientalis is anything but endangered. In fact, there are various measures being taken in order to rid the world of this species. The Oriental Cockroach is unwanted everywhere. In order to rid themselves of it, people should keep their homes clean, reduce the food that is available to it, use chemical control (including aerosols, dusts, etc), and place sticky traps in order to control those that are indoors.”
Drive-Bye Exterminators pest control company provides a wide array of pest elimination services, including Oriental Roach eradication. Oriental Roaches are among the more challenging infestations to destroy of all pests. So, enlisting the help of an experienced exterminator company is the best way to get them out of your home or business.
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