Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company before allowing cockroaches to take over your home. Cockroaches or a pantry pest that will make their way to our kitchen and pantry spaces and feed upon our food. They’ll spread diseases and just bring an all around unsanitary element to our homes. Protecting your loved ones from these insects is imperative. These pests may find their way in from the outside or they may hitch a ride on the back of a pant leg, or some other article of clothing. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at cockroaches, their lifecycle and what are you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to stop them.


In order to keep cockroaches out of your home, one of the most important things is to keep a sanitized home. Cleanliness is next to godliness as the old adage says. And this is no more true than when talking about dealing with cockroaches. Like most other insects, these pests need three things to survive. These three things are food, water, and harborage, or a place to live. Because these insects are tropical pests, they love to be in temperatures much the same that we like. 60 to 75°F is a great place for not only these bugs but for us as well. So our heated and air-conditioned homes make a great place for cockroaches to live. If you add to that food provided by dirty dishes and an unkept home, you’ve got a perfect recipe for an infestation by cockroaches.

Leaving dishes out at night is a great way to bring them into your home. These insects are not necessarily nocturnal, but they will come out at a time when they think that predators are not there. Because we’re probably asleep at night, they will often prefer the cover of night to come out and feed. Leaving a pan on the oven with grease in it or food falling behind a stove can be everything that they need to provide for themselves and their humongous family. That’s why it’s so important to keep your house clean and free from clutter and food items. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with cockroaches.


At the first sign of a cockroach, many people feel that they need to run to the hardware store and get a can of their favorite pesticide in order to spray down these insects. If you’re lucky enough to see the very first cockroach, that’s entered your home, then a spray can like this, can kill that initial cockroach and keep you from getting an infestation. But if there are more cockroaches in the walls, which is more likely than not, then you’re probably causing more of a problem than you would have if you would’ve just left him alone. 

Aerosol cans of pesticide are repellent type pesticides. This means that once you spray them, if a cockroach comes to that pesticide, they will sense it, and not like it. They will flee from that scent. If you spray enough of the spray, you can create a barrier, and trap cockroaches in a wall or behind an appliance. Here they will continue to reproduce until the pesticide breaks down, causing the problem to be larger than when you started.


Using the correct pesticide is integral to making sure that you take care of this issue. Your Broken Arrow pest control company will know what to use and when do use it and how to use it. One of our greatest weapons in their arsenal are non-repellent pesticides. These pesticides are only available to licensed exterminators, so you will need to contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with this. But these are pesticides that the cockroaches don’t even realize are there. They’ll walk through them, and then take it back to the harborage point spreading it around to the other cockroaches there. In the end, you’ll wipe out the problem at its source, not just a few stragglers. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with this.


The biggest problems that we see, are the cockroaches that find their way into our pantries and kitchens. But these are not the only cockroaches that we have to deal with. The American cockroach and the oriental cockroach are both outdoor cockroaches. These insects prefer feeding on sewage, rotting organic materials, such as plants and dead animals, and the droppings of other larger animals. These bottom feeders will clean up after nature’s mess. But sometimes they can find away at your home. 

These insects are uninterested in our kitchen and our food supplies. But they love to hang out in damp areas. This is why we see them in sewers and drainage ditches. If you’re having an issue with your plumbing or some other moisture inducing problem, you may see these cockroaches find their way into your home. A cracked foundation or other issues can cause all sorts of issues like this. So, if you’re seeing larger cockroaches, such as these, it may be important to not only you call your plumber, but also your Broken Arrow pest control company as well.

If you’re having issues with cockroaches or any other pests, then it is time to call your Broken Arrow pest control company. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business, when it comes to dealing with cockroaches or any other pests. We service a greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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