Cockroaches are a pantry pest that you and your Tulsa pest control company can eliminate with ease. Cockroaches infest our homes in an attempt to find food, shelter, and water. They have created a whole new way of survival by parasitizing off of the things that we provided for ourselves. They use our shipping lanes to transport themselves and their numbers all across the globe. They love tropical areas much like we do. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at cockroaches, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect yourself against these insects.


You’re number one defense against pantry pests such as cockroaches is sanitation. Keeping a clean house, eliminates food supplies and hiding places for these insects. Dirty dishes in the sink left overnight create a perfect storm for these insects to come out and feed upon. Leaving food out or crumbs on the counter is an invitation for these insects to come get your home. Having excessive clutter in your home also can give them hiding places that they can duck in and out of and use to live in. These insects can find any crack, crevice or gap to hide in and increase their numbers. So contact your Tulsa pest control company for help eliminating cockroaches.


These insects are actually closely related to other social insects, such as bees and ants. While they don’t colonize like these insects, they do have a community that they use to help each other out. The larger adults will leave the harborage point in an effort to find food. As they eat, they will also pick up particles of food on their exoskeleton. Grease and other things that they track through could be brought back to the harborage point as well. Once they get there, they will also have to defecate. The smaller baby cockroaches will feed on the food particles attached to the outside of these adult exoskeletons. They will also feed on the droppings left behind by these insects. This gives them the nutrition that they’ll need to grow and continue to thrive. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.


In many cases, when people see that they have a bed bug problem they want to go to the hardware store and get a can of their favorite pesticide. These over-the-counter solutions contain two parts. The first part is a knockdown solution that will kill whatever you spray on contact. Within a few minutes, this pesticide will evaporate and become ineffective. While this may kill the ones you see, it does nothing for the ones that you don’t. The second part in these pesticides is a repellent spray. This spray can last up to 30 days and can be sensed by cockroaches. They sense it and try to go the other way in order to stay away from it. 

If you spray this spray excessively, you can trap the cockroaches in their harborage point, in a gap or behind and appliance somewhere. Here they’ll sit and wait until the pesticide breaks down continuing to reproduce and bolster their numbers. And then you get more cockroaches then when you started. Your Tulsa pest control company will have more information.

If you’re having issues with cockroaches or any other insects, then it’s time to call a Tulsa pest control professional for help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with cockroaches or any other pantry pest. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turkey, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. Check out our reviews! We’re here to help!

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