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Pest Summary

The Oriental Cockroach has 2 other well known names, "Black Beatle" due to its dark coloring, and "Water Bug" because of its affinity to damp or moist environments. Though both the female and male have wings, neither is capable of flight. The Female is sometimes mistaken for the Florida Woods Cockroach. The Oriental Cockroach is one of the few species that is cosmopolitan, or prefers human habitation, and is known as the "filthiest" cockroach.

Identifying The Pest

The Oriental Cockroach is one of the larger species of roaches with females growing to just over an inch and males growing up to 1.5 inches. They have a shiny dark exterior that is almost black. The Female appears at first glance to be wingless, but has 2 vestigial wings behind the head.

Pest Control Solution

The Oriental Cockroach is one of the more common household pests, if you find yourself dealing with an infestation remember at Fortified Pest Management, we work diligently with our customers to find an environmentally friendly solution for their pest problems. This includes limiting our uses of pesticides in order to protect people with disabilities, older people, children and pets. We want your home to be as safe as possible, and this is part of the fundamental beliefs that we built our company on.

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A Crash Course On Oriental Roaches

Origins

The Oriental Cockroach is endemic to the Crimean Peninsula as well as the surrounding areas of the Caspian and Black Sea's. Through global trade the Oriental Cockroach used shipping containers and the holding decks of ships to spread across the globe. Now like most cosmopolitan roaches you can find the Oriental Cockroach on every continent accept Antarctica.

The Life Cycle

The Oriental Cockroach has a lifespan averaging just under a year to about a year. Females give birth to large numbers of nymphs. These nymphs then molt their outer layer at least 4 times until they reach sexual maturity. In a females lifespan she can lay many litters of cockroach nymphs.

Behavior & Personality

Like many other Cockroaches the Oriental Cockroach is a reclusive insect. You usually wont see them during the daytime. The Oriental Cockroach prefers to hide in dark, moist, solitary locations. So if you have any locations in or around your home, be aware what they might attract.

Season and Times Most Active

The Oriental Cockroach is nocturnal, similar to other cockroaches in the Las Vegas area. They also are more likely to be found indoors during times of extreme temperature spikes, such as heat waves and winter months.

Preferred Habitat and Diet

The Oriental Cockroach prefers solitary, dark, moist locations. So places like basements, under sinks, and bathroom cabinets. These cockroaches are generally outdoor scavengers, however they will go wherever necessary for food. They eat pretty much everything but seem to prefer decaying organic matter and often the trash it can be found in.

Risk Factors

Due to their affinity for trash and their habit of walking around in food, produce, and food prep stations any Cockroach, especially the Oriental Cockroach poses a threat to human health. Fortified Pest Management is here to help. Fortified Pest Management is fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured. We are family owned, Pet Friendly and ALWAYS come with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Whether you need a residential or professional estimate we are here to help. From Pigeons to Roof Rats,Spiders to Termites, Scorpions to Bed Bugs we will help you sleep better at night.

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