Cockroaches are pantry pests that you and your Tulsa pest control company can handle with ease. These insects get into our homes and attack our pantry and Kitchen areas. They search out our food and attempt to fill their bellies in the bellies of their young. The problem is in the process they can often spread disease and other problems. It’s important to understand these insects in order to fully be able to get rid of them. So in this article, let’s take a good hard look at these cockroaches, their life cycle, and how you and your Tulsa pest control company can protect your home and your loved ones from these insects.


Cockroaches use an incomplete metamorphosis to go through their lifecycle. A cockroach is born from an egg. When it hatches, it will be a nymph. A nymph is simply a smaller version of the adult cockroach. These small nymphs will usually stay hidden, waiting for the larger and older adults to go out and forage for food and then come back. They often eat off of food stuck on the bodies of these larger cockroaches and feed upon the feces of other cockroaches. Once they get to a certain size, they’ll need to molt and replace their exoskeleton. This process is much like a snake removing its skin. It will do this multiple times in its life until the last molt when it becomes a reproductive adult.

The adults will pair up and mate, and then the females will lay their eggs. Most females will find a crack or a crevice in which they can lay their eggs and hide them safely. The German cockroach is the exception to the rule, because it actually lays its eggs in an egg sack, known as an ootheca. This egg sack will stay on the female cockroaches back until they hatch. Then the young cockroaches are on their own. Understanding the lifecycle of these cockroaches is the first step to be able to control them. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help if you’re having an issue with cockroaches or any other insect


Cockroaches are filthy insects. These insects find themselves often in sewer lines and feeding upon the feces and dead bodies of other animals. Because of this, they’re in contact with all sorts of bacterium and diseases on a regular basis. They can carry these bacteria on their legs and bodies everywhere they go. Salmonella and E. Coli are commonly found upon these insects. They can be carried from wherever they come from to a food source that you may eat. You may not even know that it’s been contaminated by a cockroach. Because of this, it’s so important to get rid of these insects before they ever begin.

In addition, these insects produce a lot of dust. Once they molt, their old exoskeleton will break down into a dust that will be flowing into the air. If we breathe this dust, it’s not good for our respiratory system. There are many studies that show that inner-city communities with high cockroach populations, have a much higher prevalence of childhood asthma than anywhere else. This is a direct correlation, because this dust gets into the air and causes asthma in young children. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with these insects.


Your best solution for dealing with cockroaches is to call your Tulsa pest control company for help. But many people will run to the hardware store and pick up a can of their favorite pesticide first. This is not a good idea to use against cockroaches. These pesticides have two components in them. There’s a knock down agent and a repellent pesticide. The knockdown agent is simply there to kill upon contact. If you spray an insect directly, this knockdown agent will do its work and kill the insect immediately. The knock down agent will only last for a couple minutes before it breaks down and dissolves. 

The resistant spray on the other hand will last for about 30 days. Cockroaches can sense it and it actually irritates them. They’ll run from it and try to get away. If you spray enough of this around, you can trap these cockroaches for a while, in a gap or behind an appliance. Here they will reproduce until the 30 days is up and when this is all said and done, you’ll have more cockroaches know when you started.


Your Tulsa pest-control company will have the appropriate tools to get rid of these insects. Non-repellent sprays are much better against these insects. Because of this, they don’t even realize the pesticides are there and they’ll walk right through them and carry them back to wherever they were hiding. They’ll rub them on all their friends and the next thing that you know, you’ll have a bunch of dead cockroaches. 

In addition there are dust type pesticides. These dusts can get in places that sprays can’t get to. Putting a nozzle inside a hole in the wall, or a crack in the cupboard gets this pesticide in places that cockroaches love to squeeze into. In addition, baits are excellent as well. Even if a cockroach doesn’t pick up the bait, but walks through the bait, it will have that bait on its body. When it goes back to the nest, the other cockroaches will feed off of the food particles attached to his body, including these pesticidal baits.

If you’re having an issue with cockroaches or any other pests, then it’s time to give your Tulsa pest-control company a call. 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, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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