• Cockroach Control & Prevention

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Cockroach infestations are the number one cause of childhood asthma in the US. German cockroaches are the most common species of cockroach in the US. They can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year. One dime size drop of grease can feed thousands for 30 days.

Roach extermination can be a concern in SW Oklahoma. Red Dirt Pest Control will come to your home to perform an inspection to confirm the species of roach and to recommend a course of effective roach elimination using our integrated pest management system.

These are the most common roach species in SW Oklahoma. Call Red Dirt Pest Control today for all your roach elimination and prevention.

german cockroach

German Cockroach

Light brown to tan with two dark almost parallel stripes located on their backs, just behind their heads.

They will feed on almost anything, including soap, glue, toothpaste and each other. German cockroaches are good hitchhikers and often find their way into new structures via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances or furniture.

They prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and water sources. They are frequently found in residential and commercial kitchen environments and bathrooms. In addition to being a nuisance, the German cockroach has been implicated in outbreaks of at least 33 kinds of bacteria. They can pick up germs on the spines on their legs and bodies as they crawl around and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Medical studies have shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reaction and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. This makes cockroach control incredibly vital to the health of your family.

Are you wondering how to get rid of German cockroaches? The best advice is to practice good sanitation. To prevent them from infesting your space, vacuum often and keep a clean kitchen. Wiping off counters after every meal and keeping the dishes washed will help reduce them. Taking trash out of the house and don’t allow it to accumulate will also help reduce them. Over the counter pesticides and home remedies are not very effective on them. Call a pest control specialist at Red Dirt Pest Control to eliminate them. We do two services three weeks apart. This will normally eradicate them, however, this will depend on the severity of the infestation to begin with. We take into consideration the construction of the home or business while creating an effective targeted pest control plan. We recommend once they are eliminated to continue with an integrated pest management program to help prevent a re-infestation.

American Cockroach

American Cockroach

American cockroaches are the largest of the house-infesting roaches and a major pest in SW Oklahoma. It is commonly known as the water bug. They are typically reddish brown with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head. They have wings and can fly short distances.

They access your house usually through cracks and crevices.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental cockroaches are sometimes called water bugs because they come out of drains. They can also be called black beetle cockroaches because of their smooth, dark bodies. They have a strong unpleasant “roachy” odor.

They feed on all kinds of food, especially decaying organic matter and starchy foods. This species of cockroach can survive outdoors in freezing temperatures for long periods of time. Outside they are usually found in sewers, under debris such as leaves, stones and wood. They will enter structures through door thresholds, under sliding glass doors, along utility pipes and through drains. Once indoors they prefer to stay damp places like basements and crawl spaces. Oriental cockroaches have a habit of feeding on decaying organic matter means that they are likely to pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies and carry these into food or onto food surfaces.

If you have any evidence or signs of a cockroach infestation, call Red Dirt Pest Control. We will evaluate the situation and create an effective targeted pest control service plan that will eliminate them. We recommend including an integrated pest management program to help prevent a re-infestation.

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