two german cockroaches in an OK home leave marksHaving cockroaches set up residence in your home can be unsettling. Even though these pests are common in Oklahoma due to our warm and humid climate, finding one in your home can be most people’s worst nightmare. They are not only unsightly but can cause damage to your home and contaminate food and surfaces, spreading bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli. 

If you see signs of cockroaches in your home it is important to act swiftly, eliminating these pests before they have a chance to multiply. Of course, there’s no better defense against cockroaches than preventing infestations before they have a chance to take hold. In this article, we’ll go over how to prevent cockroaches along with some facts about cockroaches here in Oklahoma.

How to Prevent Cockroaches

Cockroach infestations are notoriously difficult to eradicate, making preventing cockroaches from entering your home extremely important. Here are some basic measures you can take:

  • Seal cracks and openings: Inspect the exterior of your home for any holes or cracks. Seal them with caulk to prevent cockroaches from entering your home.
  • Securely store food: Keep food in airtight containers. Cockroaches are attracted to food sources and are known to chew through food packaging.
  • Remove clutter: Cockroaches thrive in cluttered environments, as it provides hiding and nesting places. Keep your living spaces clean and organized.
  • Regular cleaning: Regularly clean and vacuum your home, paying special attention to areas where food particles may accumulate, such as behind appliances and under sinks.
  • Fix water leaks: Cockroaches are attracted to moisture, so fix any plumbing leaks or dripping faucets promptly.

Common Types of Cockroaches in Oklahoma

Determining how to get rid of roaches starts with determining which kind of roach you’re dealing with. The four common types of cockroaches you may encounter in your home are:

You will often find American, German and Brown-Banded cockroaches scurrying around your home, especially in the kitchen or bathroom in search of food or water. Oriental cockroaches are more often in sewers and outdoor debris. 

Do Cockroaches Cause Damage to My Home?

People don’t think about cockroaches damaging their homes like termites. However, if left untreated, cockroaches can cause extensive damage to your home. They’re known to feed on a variety of organic materials, including food scraps, paper, glue, fabrics, and even some plastics. Large infestations will damage your belongings and walls, leave an unpleasant odor, and contaminate your food.

In rare cases, cockroaches have even been found to cause damage to electrical wiring by gnawing on the insulation around the wires. Cockroaches chewing through electrical wires can cause short circuits and electrical malfunctions and increase the risk of a house fire. 

Arrow Exterminators Inc – Your Local Cockroach Removal Experts

While these preventive measures can help prevent cockroaches in your home, a professional pest control service will always offer the most effective line of defense against cockroach infestation. These tenacious pests can be extremely difficult to eliminate by yourself. 

At Arrow Exterminators, Inc., our specially trained technicians will identify the type of infestation and create a plan to first eliminate cockroaches in your home and then keep them out for good!  

If you are seeing signs of cockroaches in your home, it is time to call the cockroach removal experts at Arrow Exterminators, Inc.. Contact us today for a free quote!

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