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Cockroaches will Migrate Indoors During Winter

German Cockroach - By Lmbuga

The oriental cockroach is a species that can live both inside and outside. Their natural habitat is outdoors, in sewers, under debris, leaves, stones, and firewood. However, the oriental cockroach will migrate indoors when the outdoor conditions are not ideal like too hot, too cold, or too wet. 

German Cockroach - By Lmbuga

German Cockroach By Lmbuga – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,Attribution to Author

 

Pile of firewood

Wood and debris can be a breeding ground for cockroaches and other pests.

Characteristics of an Oriental Cockroach

  • Dark Brown or black in color
  • Body is smooth and glossy with tiny hairs on their legs
  • Diet consists of garbage and decaying materials (They’ll eat just about anything)
  • The adult oriental cockroach is about 1 inch long
  • They are flightless
  • They travel slower than other cockroach species

Interesting facts about Oriental Cockroaches

  • A female cockroach can reproduce up to 200 offsprings a year
  • An adult cockroach can live between 1-6 months
  • Oriental cockroaches are also known as “water bugs” as they prefer to live in dark and damp places

Stay proactive by making your home less appealing to cockroaches and other pests 

Dirty Kitchen

Dirty Kitchen can attract cockroach and other pests

  • Remove clutter or debris piles of wood or cardboard that could potentially serve as breeding grounds for roaches and pests. 
  • Keep your kitchen clean as roaches feed on crumbs, spills, scrap foods and unsealed food. 
  • Vacuum your home often 
  • Seal up all possible entry points with silicone-based caulk such as cracks around doors, windows and even pipes. 
  • Cockroaches depend on water, so make your home less desirable by eliminating standing water. 

 Tips to prevent a winter cockroach infestation 

Call for Help

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AANTEX Pest Control offers a variety of free inspections and services to the entire Bay Area. 1-800-471-5555

 

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