Oriental Cockroach Control For Colorado Springs Residents

Oriental Cockroach crawling in a kitchen.

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Did you know there are a variety of cockroach species in Colorado Springs? We have American, German, Oriental, brown-banded, smoky brown, Turkestan, and more. Knowing which species are invading your house is a big part of eliminating it. If you have cockroaches in your home or moving around on your property, you need the best pest control in Colorado Springs, Beeline Pest Control. We have several years of experience eradicating these problematic pests from local area homes. In this brief article, we want to inform you about a cockroach in our area and give tips to combat it.

What Do Oriental Cockroaches Look Like?

There is a variety of cockroaches, and many of them have the same reddish-brown or tan coloring, but the oriental cockroach is different. This roach sports a jet-black, shiny body; however, there are variations between males and females regarding their wings. First, don't let the talk of wings fool you because oriental cockroaches cannot fly. Male oriental cockroaches are slightly smaller than females, have shorter wings, and have an exposed latter half of the abdomen. Females do not have wings but have wing pads instead that cover their whole body. Like all insects, oriental cockroaches have three pairs of legs and antennae.

Why Are Oriental Cockroaches Dangerous?

Oriental cockroaches prefer to live outdoors and feed on rotting garbage and sewage. Some people consider oriental cockroaches the dirtiest roach because of their nasty smell and disgusting feeding habits. Although oriental cockroaches like to live under leaves, stones, and firewood outside the house, cockroaches enter Colorado Springs homes when the summer temperatures get hot.

Like all cockroaches, oriental cockroaches spread the disease-causing organisms they pick up when foraging in sewage and garbage. Bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms shed from their cockroach legs cause these diseases; salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and E. coli infection. Furthermore, when the pepper-like fecal matter they deposit dries and becomes airborne, it can cause allergic reactions in children. If you see oriental cockroaches in your house or yard, you need a company specializing in oriental cockroach control.  Beeline Pest Control can help keep cockroaches out of your Colorado Springs home.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Oriental Roaches In Homes?

All cockroach species are prolific reproducers, and oriental cockroaches are no exception. During its six-month adult life, a female oriental cockroach produces about eight egg capsules, with each case containing 16 eggs. So, over its short lifespan, one female oriental cockroach will create about 200 offspring! Fast reproduction rates are the main reason it is difficult to get rid of oriental cockroaches in houses. 

Often oriental cockroaches enter Colorado Springs houses to escape hot temperatures, and when they enter homes, they move to damp, cool areas in the basement and crawlspace. In these dark, sometimes difficult-to-access areas, they lay their eggs, making it challenging to destroy them. 

The Secret To Effective Cockroach Control In Colorado Springs

Achieve oriental cockroach control by doing the following:

  • Remove leaf and wood piles from the yard
  • Remove animal waste from the lawn
  • Close indoor and outdoor garbage can lids
  • Cover compost bins
  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors
  • Keep the garage door closed as much as possible

The best way to get rid of oriental cockroaches is with prevention by maintaining a clean perimeter around and inside the home, plus securing the services of Beeline Pest Control. Our highly-trained, licensed team members will inspect your house to locate entry points, attractants, and hot spots. Next, we create a strategic treatment plan targeting the egg locations and areas frequented by the cockroaches. We also create a barrier around the house to deter oriental cockroaches from entering your Colorado Springs home. Contact us today and get a free quote and learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Colorado Springs.

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