Oriental Cockroaches◀ Back To Pest Guide
What do Oriental cockroaches look like?
Oriental cockroaches are a large cockroach, shiny dark brown color. Though they have wings, like other roaches in New York, they cannot fly.
Are Oriental cockroaches dangerous?
Oriental cockroaches have the ability to bite but rarely if ever do; still they are a very dangerous pest to have in your home. Oriental roaches like other kinds of cockroaches travel in and through areas that harbor dangerous bacteria and will carry any bacteria they pick up on their body into the homes and businesses they infest. This can result in contaminated food and areas where food is prepared. The skin they shed and the excrement they leave behind can also trigger asthma and allergies in some individuals, especially children, elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
Why do I have an Oriental cockroach problem?
For the most part Oriental cockroaches are generally found outside, unfortunately for us if the weather becomes too hot and dry they will move inside to find areas of moisture. Like many other pests, they take advantage of any crack, gap or other opening on the exterior to sneak in through. They can also be introduced into the dwelling in infested bags, boxes and other items as well as in laundry that was washed at a laundromat.
How do you get rid of Oriental cockroaches?
For relief from Oriental cockroaches and other pests, contact our Albany pest control company today. We offer effective cockroach control for homes in the Capital District and Adirondack region. For commercial facilities, we also offer a comprehensive pest management program that addresses roaches and other pests.
Oriental cockroach prevention tips
In order to prevent a cockroach infestation, you must eliminate the conditions that attract them. Here are a few ways you can keep Oriental cockroaches from infesting your home or structure:
Do not allow garbage to accumulate inside the structure or around it.
Keep food stored in the refrigerator or sealed containers.
Immediately sweep up crumbs and clean up spills that occur.
Fix leaky pipes in bathroom and kitchen areas, and install dehumidifiers in the high humidity areas of your home.
Inspect bags, boxes and packages for signs of cockroaches before bringing them inside.
Seal cracks found in your home’s foundation and install door sweeps underneath exterior doors.