Oriental Cockroaches Solutions

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Where Can I Find Oriental Cockroaches?

Oriental cockroaches can survive outdoors quite well, even in colder climates. Living in wood piles,

under mulch, and in any structural voids they can find, these insects can produce up to 130 offspring in their lifetime.

Oriental roach populations peak late summer, and in Central Valley, you can see thousands of them coming up from sewers at night in search of food.

If there is a chance to better their living conditions, Oriental roaches gladly move into our basements, crawl spaces, restaurant kitchens, utility rooms, and any other man-made structures that provide warmth and humidity. They feed on decaying organic matter.

How To Prevent Oriental Cockroach Infestations

These cockroaches have been found to carry bacteria, protozoa, and viruses that can cause a variety of gastrointestinal issues, from food poisoning to dysentery. When these creatures infest your home, you’re more susceptible to health issues.

You can avoid Oriental cockroach infestations by:

  • Clearing trash and debris away from your home’s foundation.

  • Sealing all gaps and vents and making sure door sweeps are installed and in good shape.

  • Cleaning up all pet waste from your property right away.

  • Making sure crawl spaces and basements are well-ventilated and free of leaks.

  • Installing a dehumidifier to reduce moisture.

  • Hire a pest control company that provides pest exclusion services