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Common Entry Points for Cockroaches in Tulsa-Area Homes

August 21, 2019

an american cockroach feasting on a wooden table top in a tulsa oklahoma kitchen

When summer gives way to fall, many pests look for a safe, warm place to wait out the winter months. While some pests don't require food through the winter, others prefer to find a space that provides not only shelter but also food and water. Cockroaches often get into Tulsa-area homes at this time of year. By learning the common entry points for cockroaches, you can help secure your home against these harmful insects.

 

Why Cockroaches are a Problem for Tulsa Homes

Everyone would agree that cockroaches are not a bug they want in their home, but is there any reason for concern other than their large size and creepy appearance? Unfortunately, yes. Cockroaches are dangerous pests.

Much of a cockroach’s time is spent in unsanitary locations, picking up all kinds of germs. Once they get into your house, they’ll spread bacteria around, contaminating your home and creating the risk for you and your family members to become sick. Cockroaches can cause people to become ill with gastroenteritis, salmonellosis, and even typhoid to name just a few of the diseases they’ve been linked to. Furthermore, cockroaches are known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in some people through their shed skin and feces.

 

Common Entry Points for Cockroaches in Tulsa-Area Homes

To keep cockroaches out of your home, you need to restrict their entry points. Roaches often enter homes in the following ways:

  • Through cracks in your foundation

  • Through holes or openings in your siding

  • Through gaps around windows and door casings

  • Through open windows or doors

  • In packages, boxes, or bags you bring inside

Once inside, cockroaches look for a damp, dark area to spend their days, then forage for food at night. They are difficult to spot because they’re good at hiding, but are often:

  • Under sinks in kitchens or bathrooms, especially ones with leaks

  • In humid basements

  • In laundry rooms

  • Behind or underneath appliances

 

How to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Tulsa Home

To keep roaches from entering your Tulsa home, make sure to seal all cracks, holes, and gaps around the outside of your house. Check all packages before bringing them inside to make sure they're not harboring any secret guests. Keep your home's humidity levels low and check for leaks often.

If you think you have cockroaches in your home, contact Montgomery Exterminating immediately. Roaches need professional treatment to eliminate them, and the faster you take care of the problem; the better chance you have of not allowing any family members to become sick. Montgomery Exterminating has the experience you need to take care of your cockroach problem entirely. Contact us today.

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