Cockroaches are a pantry pest that infect our kitchen and pantries but can be dealt with by your Tulsa exterminator. Cockroaches are looking for three things from us. These insects try to find water, food and shelter in our homes near our loved ones. Because of this, it’s important that you maintain a clean house and keep cockroaches out of your home especially in your kitchen and pantry areas. These disease ridden insects can do so much damage and cause unsanitary conditions for you to live in. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at cockroaches, their life cycle and what you and your Tulsa Exterminator can do to protect yourself from these insects.


The number one defense against cockroaches is to keep a clean home. These insects thrive when they find their way into our homes. They’re number one thing that they look for is food. So if you have food all over the place, then they can come in and set up shop. Leaving a pan on the oven with grease in it is a great way to invite them. Slices of pizza or bags of chips under a teenager;’s bed is an invitation to these dirty insects. Not cleaning dishes before you go to bed is another place where they can find their way in and consume food from these dirty utensils.

Clutter also gives them places to hide and harbor. While these insects often find their way behind an appliance or in a wall gap, they will also use cluttered areas for shelter. Some of the larger outdoor cockroaches will make their way inside your home through broken plumbing and issues with your piping. If you’re seeing the larger cockroaches, it’s important that you contact a plumber in addition to your Tulsa exterminator in order to make sure that you’re not having any issues with your plumbing.


Over-the-counter sprays are usually quite ineffective against these insects. While they do give you immediate satisfaction by killing bugs on contact, they can also lay down a repellent spray. They can trap cockroaches in wall spaces or behind appliances. When this happens, these bugs will wait and reproduce over and over and over again as they wait for the repellent spray to break down. This can take often up to about 30 days. Once this happens, usually there are more cockroaches than when you started. This is obviously not what you want.

This is why it’s so important to contact a Tulsa exterminator. They can eliminate these insects for you. They have the right equipment, expertise and pesticides that can be used that will not allow these insects to get worse but to eliminate them completely from your home safely and effectively.

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

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