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What are oriental cockroaches?
The oriental cockroach is a large cockroach species that is commonly found in Tennessee and many parts of the country. Like American cockroaches, Oriental roaches are an occasional invader and will enter homes and businesses from the outside. You will find them in damp basements, under sinks and in washing machines. Adults grow up to 1 inch in length and are a shiny dark brown color. Females have a wide body and short wings, males have a more narrow body and longer wings but neither can fly.
Are oriental cockroaches dangerous?
Oriental cockroaches can cause harm to humans. They feed and live in areas that harbor dangerous bacteria such as sewers, garbage disposals, bathrooms and dumpsters. Cockroaches will carry the bacteria from these areas on their bodies and will contaminate your food and food prep areas with it. The bacteria that they carry can induce vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Many people also have allergies to the cockroaches’ excrement and to the skin that they shed; in some people the allergens will cause severe asthma attacks.
Why do I have an oriental cockroach problem?
For the most part, these cockroaches are found outdoors during warm wet weather. They have to be near water to survive so when the weather becomes extremely dry they will move indoors to find a warm moist area to in which to dwell. You will rarely find them in the upper level of your home or business but instead they will almost always be found on the lower levels and basements. Like other cockroaches in Nashville and Middle TN, the oriental cockroach can also be carried into your home in bags, boxes or even laundry from a laundry mat.
How do I get rid of oriental cockroaches?
At All-American Pest Control we offer our quality pest control as well as green pest control services for homes infested with oriental cockroaches as well as over 47 different pests. To learn more about our home pest control services, or to find out how we can help your company resolve its roach problems, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
Oriental cockroaches are active at night when they are foraging for food, making it difficult to know exactly how large of an infestation you are dealing with. Also because they bring so much harmful bacteria into your home, it is best to contact professional exterminators in Nashville and Tennessee to have them eliminated as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing a roach problem, contact All-American Pest Control today.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your cockroach problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent an oriental cockroach problem in the future?
Make sure that if there are any cracks or crevices in your foundation that they are sealed to help prevent roaches from entering your basement. Repair any leak pipes in the basement, bathroom or kitchen to discourage them from wanting to stay. Keep all food off of the counters in sealed containers to prevent them from using it as a food source.