Payette Oriental Cockroaches have earned the nickname “waterbug” as they like to hang out in damp areas. The Oriental Cockroach enters homes through pipes, sewers and drains. They can also enter by going underneath doors or through cracks in siding.
Payette Oriental Cockroaches are one of the larger species of cockroach, measuring at 1 inch in length. They are shiny and either dark red, dark brown or black in color.
Signs of an Infestation:
There are three ways to identify an Oriental Cockroach infestation. Those include seeing the cockroach itself, finding their egg capsules or noticing their odor. Oriental Cockroaches use chemicals to communicate with each other. These chemicals create a musty smell that can alert you to their presence in your home.
Payette Oriental Cockroaches are naturally found outdoors. They like to stay in damp, dark places and can be found in sewers and under piles of debris. These insects do tend to invade homes during the summer. They will come in search of food or water. Once inside, they typically hang out in basements and crawl spaces. The will also hang out around pipes, sinks or toilets, as well as kitchens.
Make sure you keep your home clean, especially in the kitchen. You should also eliminate areas of standing water or areas of moisture buildup. Inspect you home and seal up any areas that could become a potential entry point.
Many cockroach species, including the Oriental Cockroach, are known to carry and transmit diseases. They have been known to cause diarrhea, salmonella, dysentery and other health concerns. An Oriental Cockroach infestation could send you to Valley Family Health Care.
If you have an Oriental Cockroach infestation, don’t hesitate to call Get Lost Pest Control! Our professional technicians will quickly and effectively work to rid your home of these dangerous pests.