Oriental cockroaches can survive outdoors quite well, even in colder climates. Living in woodpiles, 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, utility rooms, and any other man-made structures that provide warmth and humidity. They feed on decaying organic matter.
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.
As a Home Protection Plan customer, if you’re not satisfied with our pest control service, we will service your home at no additional cost until your issue is solved or receive your money back from your last scheduled service.
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 integrated pest management approach.
To schedule German cockroach removal in Baltimore or a surrounding area, give us a call now at (410) 653-2121 or contact us online.