Call your Broken Arrow exterminator today if you’re having an issue with cockroaches. Cockroaches are a pantry pest that gets into our homes and loves to eat our food, drink our water and live in our walls. They can find gaps in areas behind appliances, or a host of other areas where they can hang out and set up shop. Once they get there, they can be very difficult to get rid of. Because of this you’ll need to contact a professional. So in this article, let us take  a good hard look at cockroaches, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to eliminate these insects.


Cockroaches are not necessarily eusocial insects, like ants or termites. But they do use the same kind of methods to help each other. They essentially live in a colony. While ants and termites use the cast system to separate work amongst the individuals, cockroaches will help each other at different stages of their life in different ways. Often the older and larger cockroaches will go out and forage for food. They’ll eat a bunch of food and then also get some of it attached to the side of their exoskeleton. When they come back, the young can feed off of the food that stuck to the outside of their exoskeleton. 

The young will also eat from the droppings that are left behind from the adults as well. As these insects grow, they will move through their lifecycles and take on different roles.  When cockroaches become too numerous, they will often consume one another. The weaker and sickly will be eaten by the larger. While this seems grotesque, it’s a great way to conserve the proteins that are available to these insects. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help. Check out our reviews!


At the first sign of a cockroach, many people will go straight to the hardware store and buy a can of over the counter pesticide. This is usually the worst option. These pesticides are repellent type pesticides that these insects can detect and will avoid. If you spray an excessive amount, you can trap them in a wall void or behind an appliance. Here they will continue to reproduce creating larger populations until the pesticide starts to breaks down, releasing them. Then you’ll have a bigger problem than when you started. Because of this, it’s important that you contact an experienced Broken Arrow exterminator for help when dealing with cockroaches.

If you’re dealing with cockroaches or any other pantry pest, then its time to contact a Broken Arrow exterminator that can do the job right. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with cockroaches or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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