Tackling Oriental Cockroaches: Effective Control Strategies For Sacramento Homes

November 16, 2023


Welcome to our guide to oriental cockroach pest control strategies that you can use in your Sacramento home. As you’ll soon find out, oriental cockroaches are similar to many other varieties in the United States. And that’s good news. 

It means that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to your DIY prevention efforts to keep cockroaches out of your home. You can take simple steps to protect your home, even when there are lots of active oriental cockroaches in your area.  

This article will break down how to identify oriental cockroaches, the health risks they bring, practical prevention strategies, and the value of professional control. Thanks for joining us. 

oriental cockroach on the kitchen counter

Identifying Oriental Cockroaches: Features and Characteristics

Oriental cockroach identification is a crucial step in control and prevention. In fact, it should always be the first step. 

Oriental cockroaches are relatively large, at around 1 inch long, and can be much darker in color than other species of cockroach. Specifically, oriental cockroaches can often appear black. 

Beyond coloring and size, oriental cockroaches look similar to other species, with six legs, long antennae, and oval bodies. They prefer the dark, so it’s unlikely you’ll  catch them crawling around in the daytime. They’re capable of flying but rarely do so. 

With identification out of the way, let’s move on to the health risks oriental cockroaches present and the damage they can cause to your home. 

Health Risks And Property Damage: The Hazards Of Oriental Cockroaches

Like other species of cockroaches, oriental cockroaches can transmit diseases by carrying and spreading germs associated with those diseases. They can spread these germs simply by walking around your house. 

You should also know oriental cockroaches can lead to flare-ups in allergy symptoms for certain individuals. Cockroach skins, eggs, and droppings can agitate allergies, leading to long-term irritation unless a thorough cleaning occurs. 

As for property damage, oriental cockroaches can chew through food packaging, paper products, and even certain building materials. This type of damage can also constitute signs of a cockroach infestation, so if you notice this damage before seeing any roaches, it’s a strong sign that pests are present. 

Preventing Oriental Cockroach Invasions: Proactive Household Measures

House cockroach prevention is simpler than you might think. To get you started, we’ve outlined some of the most useful oriental cockroach prevention strategies for your home: 

  • Make sure there are no small gaps or openings allowing cockroaches into your home.
  • Mitigate humidity in the house with air conditioning or a dehumidifier.
  • Dispose of expired food and store opened foods in airtight containers.
  • Remove sources of stagnant water and repair water damage.
  • Clean your floors and counters regularly. 

These are simple steps, but they go a long way toward preventing future issues with oriental cockroaches. 

Say Goodbye To Oriental Cockroaches: Contact The Pest Control Experts

Of course, professional oriental roach control is the fastest and the most convenient way to address and resolve a cockroach infestation of any kind. That’s because, while do-it-yourself pest control is frustrating and generally ineffective, professionals can use specialized equipment and techniques to root out the problem at its source.  

Meanwhile, you can take it easy. Just let the professionals do their work, and rest assured that your home can return to being the safe, clean, and relaxing space it should be. Prevention will continue to be necessary, but not having to deal with cockroaches in the home makes the rest of your daily routine much less stressful.

For effective oriental cockroach control in Sacramento, get in touch with us here at ProServ Pest Management right away.




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