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Oriental Cockroaches

Class: insect
Other names: water bug
Color:
shiny black to reddish brown
Size:
 about 1″
Legs: 6
Diet:
decomposing organic materials
Natural Predators:
toads, frogs and some beetles
Hazard:
spread bacteria and viruses, contaminates food, may trigger asthma
Interesting Fact: 
Oriental Cockroaches can live a month without food, but will only last 2 weeks without water.

Oriental Cockroaches: Black and Shiny But Far From Clean

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 cities like Baltimore 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 and utility rooms and any other man-made structures that provide warmth and humidity. They feed on decaying organic matter.

Don’t let them bring filth to your home

Because these roaches are particularly fond of sewers, garbage and other unsanitary places, they are most unwelcome in your home in general and your kitchen in particular.

These cockroaches have been found to carry bacteria, protozoa and viruses that can cause a variety of gastrointestinal issues from food poisoning to dysentery.

How to prevent Oriental roaches from infesting your home

  • Clear trash and debris away from your home’s foundation.
  • Seal all gaps, vents and make sure door sweeps are installed and in good shape.
  • Clean up all pet waste from your property right away.
  • Make sure crawl spaces and basements are well-ventilated and free of leaks.
  • Install a dehumidifier to reduce moisture.

Call Brody Brothers if you spot an Oriental Cockroach in your home or business property. We have helped many Maryland customers successfully get rid of these pests using our proven IPM approach.

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