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Oriental Cockroach Identification and Control in Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

Blatta Orientalis
Blatta Orientalis

Oriental cockroaches are dark brown to black in color with wings that are not as long as the body or appear absent.

Oriental cockroaches are also found in basements, cellars, crawl spaces, sewers, near drains, leaky pipes and faucets and under refrigerators and sinks.

They are also referred to as “water bugs” because they can be found in cool damp , dark areas. Infestations are common in the spring time through fall and very commonly come up and out of floor drains.

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Where do they live
Where do they live

You can find oriental cockroaches under the sink, behind kitchen cabinets, under countertops, behind the fridge, or near drains and pipes.

Name:

Blatta orientalis

Diet:

Garbage and decaying organic material

Home:

Outdoors

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How To Keep Cockroaches Away
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Oriental cockroaches are typically coming from the outside or up from drains. To prevent these cockroaches make sure that buildings are well sealed and your are addressing the exterior as well as the interior.

  • Make sure doors have good sweeps and do not allow cockroach entry.

  • Make sure utility lines are well sealed.

  • Prevent cockroaches from entering through drains.

  • Improve sanitation by deep cleaning infested areas.

  • Utilize cockroach traps to locate harborage locations and infestation levels

  • Vacuum (with a HEPA filter) existing roaches and egg cases.

  • Dispose of trash regularly to remove food and shelter sources.

  • Utilize cockroach baits on the interior and exterior of the building.

  • Treat around window and doors.

Why Are They Significant
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  • May carry diseases

  • Can cause allergic reactions or asthma symptoms

  • Can become a nuisance

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