Oriental Roach Control

Oriental RoachOriental cockroach also known as shade roach, water bug or black beetle is considered as the worst kind of cockroach because it usually stays in damp areas like: sinks, pipes, toilets, cellars and basements and they can be found in England, Australia, Europe, United States, Israel and South America. Unlike other cockroaches, the Oriental Cockroach prefers cool places.

Oriental cockroaches are most active at night and emit strong odor just like other cockroaches.

The Oriental cockroach usually measures around 1 to 1 ½ inches in length. They are glossy, blackish-brown in color and travel much slower than other cockroaches. The female Oriental cockroach is much bigger and looks wingless but actually they have very short wings while male wings cover only 2/3 of their abdomen. Both males and females can’t fly.

The female Oriental cockroaches can produce 8 ootheca or egg cases in their lifetime which contain 16 eggs each case. The female Oriental cockroach will carry the ootheca in her abdomen for 5 days and drop it in a safe place after 30 hours. The eggs will hatch after 60 days and develop into an adult cockroach after a year. An adult Oriental cockroach will live for about 1-6 months.

Because Oriental cockroaches feed on garbage, decaying matters, and food crumbs etc., they carry many food-borne pathogens that include: Salmonella, E.coli and many other pathogens that can cause diarrhea, dysentery, food poisoning, asthma etc.

Oriental cockroaches can easily adapt to their surroundings and can survive for 1 month without food but can’t survive without water for more than 2 weeks.

The best way to avoid cockroach infestation is to keep your house clean at all times and keep your trash out. You may also use insecticides.