Cockroaches can be beaten by your Tulsa exterminator. These pantry pests like to get into our homes and businesses, and feed on the foods that we eat. Because they’re bottom feeders, they carry so many diseases and cause so many problems that they can’t be allowed to be in our home and around our loved ones. Unsanitary conditions and other problems of filth find a way in when you have cockroaches in your home or business. In this article, let’s take a good hard look at cockroaches, their lifecycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect yourself from them.


Cockroaches are like many other organisms. They need three things. Those things are shelter, food, and water. Because of the nature of these pests, they can find all of these things in our homes. Cockroaches are a special kind of pest, because they love to use the things that we provide for us, for themselves. They’re tropical pests so they enjoy the temperatures between 60°F to 70°F. This is exactly where most people keep their homes during the hot summer and cold winter months. They enjoy your food in our pantry, food off of our trash and dishes, and they draw water from our faucets and condensation on our plumbing.

Cockroaches love to live inside the walls of your home. They usually make their way through the outlets into your kitchen to find food and then go back and raise their young inside the walls. Sometimes they find themselves behind appliances, such as the dishwasher or the oven. Often they will live inside the oven or in the motor area of the refrigerator. These hotspots for cockroaches must be treated effectively in order to get rid of them. Your Tulsa exterminator can get rid of them fast and efficiently.


Cockroaches are pretty filthy animals. These insects feed on all sorts of disgusting things. They are the bottom feeders and cleanup crew for mother nature. They feed upon dead and dying plant material, rotting meat, and carcasses, and all kinds of droppings and dung. We see them often in sewer systems, feeding on the sewage, and in storm drains, eating rotting plant material. Because they’re around so much of these kinds of things, they often carry bacteria and viruses on their bodies. So when they find their way into your pantry, they could spread those bacteria onto food items that you or your family might eat. Salmonella and many other bacterial diseases can be spread this way.

Another problem with them is asthma. Cockroach populations expand very quickly. As it expands, they will continue to go through their lifecycle. Part of that is molting. Molting is the process by which they shed their exoskeletons. These old discarded exoskeletons get very brittle and start to break and emit dust into the air. Dead cockroaches will do the same thing. This dust can cause asthmatic issues, especially in children. Many inner-city projects, where  cockroach populations are very high, the occurrence of asthma in children can double or even sometimes triple. It’s important to protect your love ones from these kinds of things by calling your Tulsa exterminator today.


One of the main things that keeps cockroaches from setting up camp in your home is by keeping a sanitary lifestyle. Leaving dishes out or open food can be an invitation for cockroaches and other kinds of bugs to come and live in your home. By keeping a clean home, and eliminating clutter, you provide fewer places for these insects to hide and find sources of food. Having teenagers in your house can be somewhat difficult. If they leave pop cans or plates of food underneath their bed, this can invite cockroaches and other pests to make their way into your home. It’s important to stay vigilant when it comes to keeping your home clean.

In addition to sanitation, it’s often a good idea to get some help from your local pest control company. Often people will go to the store and find a can of their favorite pesticide, which is probably not the best solution. In most cases these pesticides are a combination of a knock down agent in a residual pesticide. A knocked down agent allows the spray to kill on contact. So for bugs crawling across the surface of the countertop, spraying directly will kill it immediately. That knockdown agent will break down very quickly within a matter of minutes and will be gone. The residual treatment is a pesticide that will stay for about 30 days. But cockroaches can sense it, they will run from it if they can.


So the problem comes in the fact that if you spray a bunch of the spray in order to kill these bugs, you could possibly trap them in a gap that you can’t get to. They could be stuck in a wall or behind an appliance where they have nothing to do but to reproduce. As the 30 days pass, the numbers will double even triple. When they finally come back out, you may find that you have a larger problem when you started. The pesticide actually makes the problem worse, and has the opposite effect of what you intended to do.

If you’re having an issues with cockroaches or any other pest, then its time to call a local Tulsa exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best way to go in dealing with cockroaches, or any other pest control. We service a greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Catoosa, Coweta, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, Sand Springs, Prattville, Sapulpa, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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