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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74011
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
There are hundreds of species of cockroach around the world. We’re lucky in Broken Arrow, OK we don’t have to deal with the giant hissing cockroaches of Madagascar, but there a plenty of varieties of these unpleasant insects that make Broken Arrow, Oklahoma their home. The hot, humid summer climate of Oklahoma unfortunately provides an ideal breeding ground for many species of roaches, and the abundant supply of food and shelter that humans unintentionally supply them with means that Oklahoma’s battle with cockroaches is going to be going on as long as there are people here.
One of the easiest ways to tell apart different species of roaches you find in Broken Arrow is by their size:
The German cockroach is the species of small cockroaches that are often seen indoors. Although called German cockroaches, the species originated in Africa and has difficulty surviving in colder climates, so the hot, humid summer climate of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is a perfect home for them. German cockroaches will often have an unpleasant odor when disturbed. These bugs will eat nearly anything, including soap, glue, and toothpaste. German cockroaches are particularly good at establishing themselves inside of houses, and can be extremely difficult to get rid of once they’ve set themselves up inside a home.
The American Cockroach is another one of the most common species of cockroach found in Oklahoma. These dark-colored roaches can grow up to 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length, and prefer to gather in dark, moist places. Equally comfortable inside the home or out, American cockroaches will routinely set themselves up in wood piles, basements, under refrigerators, or any other dark place with easy access to shelter.
Oriental Cockroaches or Waterbugs are another large species of cockroach, but unlike the Tree roach these bugs are not as content to live outdoors. They get the name waterbug from their attraction to damp, dark places and they love to gather around pipes and under sinks. Though similar in size to Tree roaches, their wings are comparatively underdeveloped and they are only capable of flying short distances.
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No matter what the species, cockroaches can be difficult to get rid of. Sprays and bombs often have little effect except making the cockroaches stronger. If you see cockroaches in your home, the best thing to do is contact a professional pest control expert who can develop a comprehensive plan to get rid of the roaches and stop them from coming in to your home again.
For the best in pest protection, pest control and extermination services, call EnviroTech Exterminating at (918) 282-7621. EnviroTech Exterminating is a family owned and operated, fully licensed pest control and exterminator service Serving the local Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and Tulsa Metro area.