Are Oriental Cockroaches In The Bay Area Hard To Get Rid Of?


When you find Oriental cockroaches on your Bay Area property, it can be unsettling. These roaches are oily black and have a pungent aroma. They are also likely to be found in unexpected hiding places, such as underneath a garbage can. When you move a can, you can get a horrible surprise. But how bad is it to have Oriental cockroaches on your property and how hard is it to get rid of them? This is what we're going to look at today.

Here are some general Oriental cockroach facts that will let you know what you're up against as well as what is needed to keep them out of your Bay Area home. If you're concerned about an Oriental cockroach problem and you need immediate pest control in the Bay Area, you can reach us by visiting our contact page.

What Do Oriental Cockroaches Look Like?

Cockroach identification is the first step to getting control of roaches. An Oriental cockroach is entirely black, pill-shaped, and shiny. Of all the roaches that get into Bay Area homes, this one looks the most like a beetle. Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1 inch long and should be big enough for you to notice the spines on their legs.

Why Are Oriental Cockroaches Dangerous?


These roaches are drawn to dirty environments and they can be quite filthy when found in urban areas. This makes them a concern for disease transmission. According to the National Pest Management Association, cockroaches are implicated in the spread of 33 kinds of bacteria, including Salmonella and E. Coli, six parasitic worms, and more than seven types of human pathogens. They're also linked to an increase in hospitalizations for asthma-related symptoms.

If you find a cockroach in your house, it is best to get professional help to arrest the issue. The good news is that Oriental cockroaches need high humidity and lots of moisture. This tends to keep these insects from getting inside structures and remaining. You're more likely to find them outside, rather than inside. But, while you may not have a cockroach infestation with Oriental roaches on your property, it's not good to even have them enter your home occasionally.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Oriental Roaches In Homes?

If you have an Oriental cockroach infestation, it can be difficult to get rid of them because there are likely to be conditions that need to be addressed—conditions that may cost you money to address, such as water-damaged wood and rotting structural timbers. If you have the resources and you can repair your home to address the moisture that attracts Oriental roaches and allows them to remain in your home, you could drive them out.

Unfortunately, there are other factors to consider. Even if you know how to get rid of cockroaches naturally, they can behave in surprising ways. We don't recommend trying to deal with an infestation on your own. It is best to contact a professional for cockroach pest control. A professional will evaluate your infestation, select appropriate products and treatments, and apply these according to industry best practices. This will ensure that your money will not be wasted.

The Secret To Effective Cockroach Control In The Bay Area

You might not realize this about professional cockroach pest control, but it is less about the cockroach control products used, and more about the strategy applied. Pest management professionals are scientists.

We use the science of entomology to better understand the insect pests we control. We know how to get rid of cockroaches naturally, and we know when it is time to use cockroach control products. We know that roaches can become bait averse and start to reject bait, and we use techniques that prevent this from happening. We know that cockroaches can develop an immunity to chemicals and that some populations of cockroaches are born with some immunity already.

When we perform cockroach clean-outs we use a mixture of products to make sure no roaches remain alive after treatments. We draw upon a large pool of information shared by professionals throughout the industry, and we apply our knowledge to your cockroach control issue. This is the most effective way to control cockroaches.

If you find a cockroach in your house or on your property, or you need assistance with cockroach identification, contact Bay Pest. We'll help you find the right solution for your specific situation, and help you find the answers you're looking for. When it comes to cockroach pests, it is always best to get professional assistance. There are just far too many ways they can impact your health and damage your property. Connect with Bay Pest today. 

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