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How To Spot An Oriental Cockroach In Your Lewisville Home And What To Do About It

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Oriental cockroach crawling on a wall.

Make no mistake, sighting one of these malicious household pests is harder than you might think. And neglecting to take the time to inspect your home for infestation may be dangerous.

Oriental cockroaches, sometimes referred to as black bugs or water beetles, are a particularly destructive species of roach that are common throughout Lewisville. Measuring no longer than thirty millimeters, these bugs have six spiky legs, two long antennae, and a hard, dark carapace that covers the length of their body. The shiny exoskeleton of the Oriental cockroach won’t make them easier to spot as they run through your basement, bathroom, or kitchen, but it serves as a great way to discern this species from other household insects. 
Oriental cockroaches invade homes in a number of ways, using their nimble frames and small size to their advantage. Slipping under unprotected doors and cracked siding is one of the most common methods used. This roach’s love for water sources may allow them to crawl through drains, sewers, and other pipes to infiltrate a structure. Without ample protection and a keen eye, dire infestations can take root within a home in a manner of weeks.

Preventing Creepy Crawly Cockroaches In Lewisville

Before cockroaches decide to lay siege to your cozy Lewisville home, take preventative steps to keep them from entering your property:

  • Keep leaves, brush, and other yard debris away from the home. 
  • Use a dehumidifier in parts of the home that accumulate humidity or standing water. 
  • Seal, caulk, and otherwise patch up areas of the home that may allow these tiny insects to scurry in.

If you have already found signs of an Oriental cockroach infestation in your home, you will need to begin active treatments instead of preventative measures:

  • Get a comprehensive home inspection to confirm that Oriental cockroaches are in your home. 
  • Remove garbage cans and edible foods from countertops. 
  • Find a preventative pest control plan that runs quarterly, yearly, or once a month for added protection.

Getting rid of roaches on your own can be a daunting task, made worse by their rapid breeding, hardiness, and the stealth of the Oriental cockroach. If you think or know that an infestation has taken root within your home, it is imperative that you contact a licensed extermination company right away. 

Get Ahead Of The Pest Season With Adam’s Exterminating Company

Total Oriental cockroach elimination and infestation control begin with the professional pest control team at Adam’s Exterminating Company. With over seven decades of experience protecting the homes and businesses of Lewisville and beyond, Adams is passionate about keeping you and your family pest-free.

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