Cockroaches are a common pantry pest that Tulsa pest control companies fight on a regular basis. These insects make up some of the most often dealt with pest control problems that we deal with as a pest control company. Cockroaches get in your pantries and your kitchens, and feed upon the food that you eat. They’ll find damp areas to drink water from. And of course they’ll find a place to live inside your home. So lets take a good hard look at cockroaches, their life cycle and what are you and your Tulsa pest best control company can do to protect yourself from these horrid insects.


Cockroaches use an incomplete metamorphosis to develop into adults. This means that from the egg they hatch as a nymph. A nymph is a smaller version of the adult cockroach. In order for this nymph to grow to full adulthood, it will have to molt or shed its exoskeleton multiple times to gain the size as that’s necessary to become full grown adult cockroach. These exoskeletons, after they’re discarded, can be a source of dust that can be very dangerous for you and your family. In many cases childhood asthma can be to caused by this dust. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with this.

While cockroaches are not a colony insect like ants or bees, they use a community to help grow and develop. The larger adults will go out and forage for food. They’ll eat what they can and then they will have picked up bits of food and grease on their exoskeleton. When they come back to their harborage point, the younger cockroaches will feed on the food particles attached to their exoskeleton, and the droppings that they will lay once they get back. Also dead cockroaches can be eaten by living ones and in some cases they’ll cannibalize the live one another. This only happens when there’s more cockroaches than there is food.


If you’re just buying over-the-counter solutions for cockroaches, it can be very difficult to eliminate these insects. You will have to kill off at least 98% of the population or you will continue to have issues with cockroaches. The over-the-counter sprays are often repellent sprays that these insects can detect. If you spray too much of them, then you can trap them inside of a gap in a wall or some other place that you can’t get to. Here they will continue to reproduce and multiply until the pesticide breaks down causing your problem to get worse exponentially. Your Tulsa pest-control company can help. Check out our reviews!

If you’re having issues cockroaches, or any other pantry pests at this time, then its time to call your Tulsa pest control company; they can 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, Catoosa, Jenks, Bixby, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Turley, Owasso, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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