If you’re having an issue with cockroaches or any other pantry pests, then it is time to call your Broken Arrow exterminator for help. Cockroaches get into our food supplies in our kitchens and wreck havoc in our homes. These insects can carry so many different diseases that it’s very scary. It’s important that you protect yourself and your loved ones from insects like these and the diseases that they can spread. 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 keep them out of your home.


Cockroaches are carriers of many different diseases. These bottom feeders will feed on all sorts of different kinds of dead and dying material, including plant and animal matter. They also feed upon the dung and droppings of other animals including us. Sewer systems are full of these insects feeding upon raw sewage. Even their young will feed upon the feces of the larger older adults. With all this nastiness happening, there’s lots of bacteria and diseases that can be spread by these insects. And not only do they consume these things, but this bacteria gets all over their legs and body, and can be passed in many different ways. Dangerous diseases such as salmonella, E. coli and other food borne illnesses are also passed by these insects.

Another byproduct of their lifecycle is asthma in children. When these insects develop, they will molt in order to go through their life cycle. This is the process by which they shed their exoskeleton in lou of a new more pliable one that can grow with them. This happens many different times in their life cycle. In addition to this, cockroaches often die, leaving their carcasses behind. These deaths will leave a very brittle exoskeleton that can break and become dust. This dust can get into the air and can be very harmful if it’s breathed. There are many different studies showing that inner city communities often have a higher occurrence of asthma in children if they have large amounts of cockroach populations. This correlation is important to take in consideration if you’re dealing with cockroaches. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help.


These insects are actually linked much closer to ants and termites than most other insects. They don’t live in colonies, but they do have active communities in which they help one another. In most cases, if you’re seeing cockroaches in your kitchen area or other place in your home, these are the large adults. They will go forage for food, and as they go around, food things will not only be carried back to their harborage point but also bits of food will attach them selves to their legs and body. When it gets back to the harborage point, the smaller insects will feed off of the pieces of food attached to their bodies plus any droppings that these insects leave behind. Many control methods use this to control roaches.

Development in the cockroach happens by way of incomplete metamorphosis. The female cockroach will lay her eggs in a crack or crevice, and then leave them. Here they’ll be protected from the outside world, if everything goes right. Once they hatch, a small nymph will emerge. This nymph is the smaller version of the adult cockroach. As it feeds and grows, it will have to molt and lose its exoskeleton. This will have to happen multiple times in its lifecycle in order for it to grow to full adulthood. Once it reaches adulthood, males and females will pair up and mate. Then the female will lay her eggs starting the process all over again. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator from more information on cockroaches.  


These insects are very difficult to remove from your home if they find a way in. The indoor cockroaches that we see here in Oklahoma are predominantly the German cockroach and the brown banded cockroach. These insects are not found outside. They don’t make their way in from some outdoor place, they simply hitch a ride from house to house developing their communities. In order to control them, it’s important that you are using the proper pesticides and placing them in the proper places. This is where a qualified Broken Arrow exterminator comes in. If you go to your favorite supermarket and pick up a can of pesticide, this pesticide will be a repellent type pesticide with a knockdown agent in it.

This knock down agent will give the pesticide the ability to kill an insect upon contact. But this knockdown agent will break down quite quickly. Usually in a matter of minutes, this part of the pesticide has done its work. 

But the repellant pesticide that’s left behind is one that can be sensed by cockroaches in the area. When it touches this pesticide, it’s an irritant the forces them back. If you spray these kind of pesticides excessively, you could trap as group of cockroaches in a wall void or behind an appliance. Here they will reproduce over and over again while they wait for the pesticide to break down. In 30 days, when is pesticide is no longer viable, you’ll end up with the problem that is much larger than when you started. Because of this, it is important that you contact Broken Arrow exterminator to have the proper pesticides placed in the proper place.


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

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