Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are insects that belong to the classification Blattodea. They range in size from around half an inch up to three or four inches in length, and they have different colorations, depending on the species, though most range from browns to black. 

There are a few common types of cockroaches that are more likely to invade human structures, such as the German, American, and Oriental cockroaches. A professional pest control team like Killin' It Termite and Pest can help you properly identify the roach species invading your Oklahoma City property.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are well-known as unsightly, unhygienic pests, and they can be dangerous to host on your property, especially in large numbers. Cockroaches pick up bacteria and pathogens from the many unsavory areas they walk through, like sewers, dumpsters, and piles of organic waste. They then contaminate food and surfaces as they track them inside your property. Unhygienic behavior like this results in the risk of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, salmonella, and listeriosis, among many others.

Additionally, cockroaches shed their skins and leave egg casings around your property once they invade, potentially triggering allergic reactions. Cockroach infestations may also lead to asthma and respiratory issues, causing a need for medical attention. All of these problems are why professional cockroach control is necessary for your property.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

If you see signs of cockroach infestation around your property, such as spotting roaches, seeing droppings on surfaces or floors, or noticing shed skins or egg casings, you likely have a cockroach problem. Cockroach problems begin with a whole host of factors, such as easy access to food, water, and shelter. Limiting these factors is an easy form of roach pest control that makes your property less desirable to these pests.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches are highly adept at hiding in unsuspecting places around your property. You will likely find roaches under appliances, in kitchens, food storage areas, or bathrooms, hiding near the backs of cabinets or drawers, and even in the spaces between walls. It takes a professional inspection and targeted cockroach control products to remove these pests from all the places they may be hiding.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

If you want to get rid of cockroaches, contact Killin' It Termite and Pest for professional assistance. Our team will waste no time evaluating your property for cockroach issues and provide targeted treatment solutions that eliminate infestations in your Oklahoma City business or home. Reach out today to learn more or get started.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

To prevent cockroaches from infesting your property in the future, follow these easy roach control steps:

  • Seal up cockroach entry points around your property like the gaps around windows, doors, and the foundation.
  • Never leave out food and clean up food or drink spills immediately to stop scavenging.
  • Seal trash bags tightly and dispose of them often in trash cans with tight-fitting lids to prevent cockroach scavenging.
  • Keep outdoor areas free of areas cockroaches love to hide, such as overgrown grass, foliage, and debris.
  • Fix leaks and moisture issues that contribute to the moist and humid conditions that cockroaches love.

Don't hesitate to contact Killin' It Termite and Pest for more information or cockroach control assistance.