Oriental Cockroach Pest Control

Extermination and Fumigation Services


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For Oriental Cockroach Extermination and Pest Control, we utilize latest Bait matrix, developed by leading manufacturers. It is most successful treatment, yet it is non intrusive to your flow of life. Further details are here:


Pest Profile:

Oriental cockroach (aka waterbug) is a large species of cockroach, as adult male measures between 18 and 29 mm, and the adult female measures between 20 and 27 mm.

Oriental Cockroaches are dark brown to black in color. Their bodies have a shiny and glossy appearance. They move at slower pace than other cockroaches. While the male Oriental Cockroach has narrower body with brown wings that almost span the entire length, the female has quite short wings that are of no use for a flight. The female Oriental Cockroach has comparatively a wider body.

Habitat and Diet:

The oriental cockroach aka waterbugs, prefer dark and moist places for nesting. For this reason they are found close to sewers, drains, and other damp sections of our structure. They are more of pest in urban areas than rural areas. Oriental Cockroaches prefer a temperature range between 20°C (68°F) to 29°C (84°F).

A Cockroach’s Oothecae (aka Egg Case or egg Capsule) are also a tell tale sign of their presence. In case of Oriental Cockroach these are 10 to 12 mm long. Each egg case contains 16 to 18 eggs. These egg capsules are then deposited on a surface in an area with good environmental and safety elements. Cockroaches would use secretions from their mouth to secure the egg case to the surface. Oriental Cockroach’s eggs would hatch in about 42 – 81 days depending upon the ambient temperature of 29.5°C (85.1°F) – 21°C (70°F).

The Threats posed by Oriental Cockroach

Cockroaches are capable of carrying many dozens of bacteria, parasitic worms, and many other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Germs that cockroaches eat from decaying matter or sewage are protected while in their bodies and may remain infective for several weeks longer than if they had been exposed to cleaning agents, rinse water, or just sunlight and air. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause lots of allergic reactions in inner city children. Severe cockroach infestation has been shown to cause asthma in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies of roaches.

Social Behavior:

Cockroaches in general produce odorous secretions from various points in their bodies. Such secretions can affect the flavors of various foods. When cockroach populations are high, these secretions may result in a characteristic odor in the general region of the infestation. Disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses have been found in their bodies.

Cockroaches can survive on very little carbohydrate food. But they must be able to maintain their body moisture. That’s why they live in tight spaces where the air hardly moves and access to water and moisture is easy.

Cockroach Extermination via Bait Technique.
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An American Cockroach.
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Brown Banded Cockroaches feasting on Bait, applied near the hinge of a refrigerator – Photographed in Mississauga – 2010.
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A Number of Brown Banded Cockroaches – to be noticed on the underside of a counter-top near the kitchen sink- Photographed in Mississauga – 2010.
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Interesting Information

Cockroaches have existed on our planet for over 300 million years as shown by the fossil evidence. Hence, they have earned the respect to be among the most capable of surviving groups of animals. Generally, Cockroaches are very good at adapting to the environment and have thus become an uninvited guest in many of our structures – from air planes to warehouses and homes to hospitals. There are more than 3500 species of Cockroaches on our planet but 4 among them are most troublesome pest in Ontario.