Cockroaches are a pantry pest that you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can stop. These insects get into our food supplies and try to feed upon them. As they do, they can pass diseases back-and-forth and possibly cause problems for you and your family members. Keeping them out of your home and out of your food sources are not only beneficial for you and your sanitation but also for the health of your family. So in this article, let’s take a good hard look at cockroaches, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to protect your home from these invaders.


Cockroaches are tropical pests. These insects like temperatures that are in the 60 to 70° F range. This also happens to be the temperatures that we like it and we keep our homes at. Because of this, they are often trying to find a way into our homes and enjoy the climate that we do. In the beginning, these insects were only found near the equator, but with shipping lanes and world travel, these insects have found their way all across the world. You can find cockroaches now on every continent except Antarctica.

In addition to the temperature, they also enjoy our food, water, and shelter. They love to make a home inside the walls of our homes. They’ll eat any of the food that we do. Cockroaches will consume the water coming off of condensation from waterlines and drains. They can even eat our trash. But these insects are often found in nature as the cleanup crew. They will find sewer lines and drainage ditches. They often eat dead animal carcasses, and dying plant material. Because of this, they are constantly in contact with bacteria and other disease causing things. Their filth can be spread upon your food if you’re not careful. E. coli and salmonella are easily transmitted by these insects. Contact a Broken Arrow pest control company for help controlling cockroaches.


In addition to the diseases that they carry on their body, they also cause asthma. In many of the inner city apartment complexes, studies have found that the number of children, with asthma greatly increases with the amount of cockroach infestations that are found in those apartments. The reason for this is because cockroaches are constantly molting their exoskeleton off. This exoskeleton will break down and become a fine dust. When they die, they will also do the same thing. This dust gets in the air. We breathe it, and it’s bad for us. This is a contributor to the asthmatic situation in children.

Because they are so problematic, it is important that you get rid of them. So many people when they see a cockroach will go to their local hardware store and get a can of pesticide. While you kill one or two cockroaches with this pesticide, it’s not a good idea to spray excessively. The spray has two different components. The first is a knockdown spray. This part of the pesticide is the part that kills upon contact. If you see a cockroach crawling on your countertop and spray it directly, it will kill it immediately. This pesticide only last a few minutes before completely breaking down and is no longer effective.


The second part of the spray is a repellent pesticide. This pesticide is an actual irritant to these insects. When they touch it, they don’t like it and they will run from it. This part of the pesticide will remain there for up to 30 days. If an insect was actually to walk through it, it would kill them within time. What would actually happen is, if you sprayed excessively you will trap these insects inside a wall cavity or behind an appliance or somewhere where you can not get to. 

Because of this, they will sit back there and wait for the 30 days it takes for the pesticide to break down. In the meantime, they’ll continue to reproduce and create more and more of them. By the time it’s all said and done you’ll have more cockroaches in the end than when you started which is the opposite of the reason why you sprayed the site to begin with. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with cockroaches.


The best way to get the cockroaches out of your home is to call a Broken Arrow pest control company for help. They have non repellent pesticides that cockroaches don’t even know that is there. They will walk-through them, and then bring the pesticide back to their harborage place and pass it around to other friends. Then it’ll kill all of the insects, not just the ones that you see. And in many cases, the large insects and the older insects are the ones that you see out foraging for food. The young ones will stay hidden inside the walls or other harborage point. When the adults come back, they will have food stuck to their body and the smaller ones will feed off of it. In many cases the young will feed off of the droppings of the adult as well.

This situation creates a great opportunity for baits. Cockroaches all walk-through thee baits in such a way that they will pick them up and have them on the side of their bodies. The young will eat them and it will kill them as much as it will kill the adults. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information.

If you’re having trouble with cockroaches, or any other pests, then it is time to call a Broken Arrow pest control company that cares. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with cockroaches, or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Jenks, Claremore, Tulsa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Turley, Owasso, Bixby, Catoosa and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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