Oriental Cockroaches Invading Tulsa Homes
August 16, 2018
The climate in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area provides cockroaches with ideal conditions to live and thrive in. Oriental cockroaches, also known as “water bugs”, are probably the most common species of cockroaches found in this area. They are attracted to warmth, but can withstand very cold temperatures as well. These cockroaches are a shiny black color and can grow to be about 1” in length. Oriental cockroaches make their nests in dark, moist places and are known for the pungent smell that they emit from their bodies.
Oriental cockroaches are dangerous because they travel from the sewer and other vile places right onto your countertop, and from the garbage to your dinner table, spreading germs and bacteria that can contaminate food sources, food preparation surfaces, and other surfaces throughout your home. This can make both people and pets sick and cause vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. These cockroaches can also cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some people with their dried exoskeletons and feces.
Cockroaches belong outdoors and far away from human activity but often invade our homes when the weather becomes unfavorable or when food becomes scarce. These pests are always on a quest for food, water, and shelter, and your home provides all three of these things! Despite common belief, cockroaches can infest even the most pristine homes. Oriental cockroaches often invade homes by hitching a ride in a grocery bag or delivery box. Just a few eggs can be carried into your home accidentally that can set off a full-blown infestation! However, these pests can get inside on their own as well by crawling through pipes, cracks and crevices in the foundation or exterior walls of homes, open spaces, and gaps around door and window frames. Once inside, they can live off the bare essentials and live in tight quarters such as behind wall hangings, under sinks, and inside walls. DIY control methods can be costly, time-consuming, and fall short of solving the entire cockroach problem inside your home.
Once a couple cockroaches have invaded your home, it’s only a matter of time before the infestation will grow out of control and you will require the help of a professional pest control company to get rid of every single cockroach infesting your home and put the preventative measures needed to assure that the roaches will not return into place. The last thing that you need is for you or your family to get sick from cockroach contamination!
At the first sign of a cockroach infestation, you can call on the experienced technicians at Montgomery Exterminating! Your partnership with us will ensure you that the entire population of cockroaches invading your home will be eliminated and prevented from returning in the future. Don’t take the risk of health problems that cockroaches can cause, give us a call for more information about our residential pest control options.