Oriental Cockroach

The oriental cockroach is another large species of cockroach found in the United States. In contrast to other species of roaches, they are shiny black in color rather than brown. They are also 1 inch in length with an almost greasy appearance and lack of functioning wings.

Often called waterbugs, these roaches prefer dark, damp areas. Common hiding places for these roaches would be in damp basements and under sinks and washing machines. Oriental cockroaches are also slower and less wary of threats compared to other types of roaches.

Female cockroaches can lay up to 16 eggs at a time. Eggs hatch after 2 months and the young will molt several times over the course of 2 years to fully mature. Upon reaching adulthood, oriental cockroaches will only survive for 1-6 months in which a female can produce up to 120 offspring in that time.

How Do I Get Rid of Oriental Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a serious pest to have in your home or business. Oriental cockroaches are prone to carry diseases that can contaminate food and utensils which is a major health risk. These roaches can be trickier to deal with since they are known to enter homes through sewer pipes.

Regardless of the species, our technicians here at Advanced Wildlife Control are fully equipped to eliminate any residential cockroach problem. We will help seal up any entry points where cockroaches can get in and suggest ways to help prevent future cockroach problems.

DID YOU KNOW? – Oriental cockroaches can actually withstand slightly cooler temperatures and can survive the outdoors in the spring and fall.

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