Easily the number one household pests that we find today are cockroaches. These small insects are a mammoth problem for many people. They don’t care if you live in a trailer, an apartment, a home or a mansion they will find you and they will be there. These insects can survive in a number of different environments and do so often. So in this article, let us look at cockroaches, their lifestyle and how we can deal with him and eliminate them from our house.


While many people are grossed out by these insects, most people underestimate their impact on our health. These insects do carry diseases and bring health issues with them. Often cockroaches will multiply prolifically creating large populations in and around your home. As they do, their exoskeletons will molt. This means that they will shed their exoskeleton much like a snake sheds its skin. Because of this, cockroaches omit a lot of dust into the air. This dust can aggravate people with asthma and sometimes even cause breathing issues. Because of this, it is important to keep cockroaches out of your home.

While the dust caused by cockroaches can cause a lot of breathing issues, they can also transmit a number of other diseases. These insects find themselves in our food supplies and can transmit those diseases by their saliva. Diseases such as typhoid fever, leprosy, cholera, dysentery and many more can be transmitted to humans by cockroaches. Sanitation is a huge factor when it comes to having these insects in your home. Keeping your house clean is a great way to keep them from ever showing up to begin with. This could be a matter of life and death for many people if they can keep these diseases out of their homes and away from their loved ones.


Cockroaches develop using and incomplete metamorphosis. These insects start as an egg. Eggs are often found in a sack known as an ootheca. Most cockroach species will lay their eggs in their ootheca, hiding them in a crack, crevice or spot where they will be untouched and unharmed. The exception to this rule is the German cockroach. The German cockroach is one of the most common household pantry pests in the world. The German cockroach will carry the ootheca on its back until the babies hatch from the eggs. You can get help from your Broken Arrow exterminator.  

Once these underdeveloped cockroaches emerge from their egg, they’re known as nymphs. Nymphs are a smaller version of the adult cockroach. These small cockroaches will feed and grow. As they grow they will outgrow their exoskeleton and need to molt. Each time they molt they need greater amounts of food in order to build up the energy to molt as needed. Once they get to full reproductive adulthood, they will mate and start the process all over again.


Cockroaches are well-known for the resilience. A commonly known fact is that cockroaches will survive a nuclear holocaust. While this is very true for the cockroach, it’s not very unique for insects in general. The truth is, that radiation from nuclear fallout affects organic cells most when they reproduce. When organic cells split, the radiation affects the genes within the cell. Mammals and other life forms are constantly replacing the cells in their body. We as humans are no different. Your Tulsa pest control company has more information.  

That means that our cells are constantly dividing and therefore very susceptible to radiation damage. Insects on the other hand develop their exoskeleton and once it’s there, they don’t need to create more cells. Because of this the cells of the cockroach and other insects Split much less often. This means that cockroaches and other insects are much less susceptible to damage from radioactivity. Now young cockroaches are very susceptible to this because they have to grow and to do that they need to allow their cells to divide.

Cockroaches are at the lowest end of the food pyramid. They are food for many different organisms. They survive by eating the leftovers and cleaning up the mess. Because of this they reproduce quite quickly. The average ootheca can carry 40 to 50 eggs at a time. Because of this, overpopulation can be a problem in many homes. When the cockroach populations outgrow the area they are living in, cockroaches will often go to the ceiling. Often you’ll see them in the corner between the ceiling and the wall cramming themselves in there. 

Black dots where they have use the bathroom are often found in their favorite hiding places. in many cases, the adults will actually consume the young. Adults will even often turn on each other in order to keep their numbers from growing so large that hunger and starvation take us to the population. This is natures way of conserving the resources in the area. and nature can be brutal. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information.  


Many people seek to take care of cockroaches with over-the-counter remedies. The sprays that you find in your hardware store are usually a bad idea when dealing with cockroaches. Pesticides come in two different types. There are repellent pesticides and non-repellent pesticides. The over-the-counter pesticides are cheaper in nature and almost always repellent in nature. This means that when you spray them, the cockroaches will scatter. They’ll run away from wherever you spray until the pesticide has broken down. This can force these insects in the walls and trap them. Once they’re in these gaps and holes where you can’t get to them, often they will reproduce and their numbers will swell. In the end you can have more population after you sprayed the over-the-counter sprays then when you started.

If you’re having an issue with cockroaches or any other pests, then its time to call in a professional Tulsa exterminator. TermMax pest control is the best in the business when it comes to dealing with cockroaches and any other insects that you might be dealing with. We service agree to Tulsa area including Coweta, Claremore, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, Bixby and much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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