If you have seen multiple cockroaches around your home or business, you likely are already experiencing a cockroach infestation. These pests will often create nests in areas not easily accessible to the home or business owner to ensure they can continue to breed and survive without being disrupted. In most cases, cockroaches will only be seen when they are foraging for food or seeking water sources.
The location of your cockroach nest in your home is often heavily dependent on the species of cockroach you are dealing with. This can often be attributed to the different preferences of the cockroach species you are experiencing. Some common nesting locations based on species include:
- German Cockroach – The German cockroach is the most commonly seen species across the United States. This species prefers warm, moist areas and can often be found in kitchens or bathrooms. Any tight cracks that can provide adequate coverage for the German cockroach in these areas could potentially be a nesting spot.
- Brown Banded Cockroach – The brown-banded cockroach is one of the smallest species of cockroach and will often create nests throughout the entirety of the house. In most cases, this species will be found hiding in appliances or elevated locations. Check around your refrigerator or other major appliances for signs of this species.
- American Cockroach – Sometimes called the Palmetto bug, the American cockroach is more likely to be found in a commercial setting than residential. This species is incredibly fond of warm locations, making them prolific in sewer pipes and heating ducts. These areas are most likely to house this species of cockroach in a commercial setting.
- Oriental Cockroach – The Oriental cockroach is among the largest species of cockroach found within a home or business. In most cases, this species will be found below ground level and prefers these locations as a nesting site. Oriental cockroaches may be found in basements and other crawlspaces.
With severe infestations, the home or business owner may be able to turn the light on and see where the cockroaches run to help determine the general location of a nest. It is important to check any cracks and crevices that could give these pests a viable hiding spot. If you find the presence of cockroach nests, contact a pest control professional immediately.
Why Emtec Pest Control?
Given how notoriously difficult roaches are to kill – they’ve been around since the dinosaurs – this is definitely a job you want to leave to the professionals. After our initial service visit, we typically see between 70 to 80 percent of the cockroaches dead within two days, and the remaining 20 to 30 percent died within two weeks. When followed up with our Preventative Pest Control Program services, you will never have to worry about cockroaches taking over your home again.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.