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Oriental Cockroach Infestation

Oriental Cockroach Extermination & Control

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Size, Shape and Colour

Oriental cockroaches are 17-30mm in length. Dark brown to almost black in colour, shiny and have a flat body, the female has smaller wing buds than the males, the males wing buds almost reaching the end of the abdomen. These cockroaches have long flexible antennae. They cannot fly nor can it climb smooth surfaces like the German Cockroach but is very fast running.


Ootheca (egg casing) produced 5-10 per female each containing 16-18 eggs, incubation is approximately 48 to 80 days at a preferred temperature of 20oC to 25oC. There are as many as 7-10 nymphal stages to reach adulthood. A more varied time scale of life span than the German Cockroach, which is 60 to 250 days, this is much dependent on temperature.

Preferred Foods

Omnivorous feeding on any organic matter including human waste, soap, candles, paper etc. They are true scavengers of the insect kingdom.


World- wide. Found predominantly in heated buildings, rubbish and waste areas, cellars, basements and boiler rooms. Colonies can often be found in drain systems . They can squeeze into very small cracks and will exploit bad fitting coving and door jams etc. One of the main routes into homes and food premises is via off site laundry and linen services.

Pest control treatment for ORIENTAL COCKROACHES - Call 0203 600 0351

As with most of our pest control treatments, we usually do two visits as a follow up visit allows us to make sure any actions we take are successful. Our fully trained pest control technician starts by talking to you about the problems you are having before assessing the situation.  Please be aware that the pest controller will often need to inspect other areas and not just the visible source.

Residual insecticides, usually sprays and dusts are the normal treatment for Oriental Cockroaches. In houses we normally need to treat the kitchen and the garden areas where the Cockroaches may have originally found their way in.

As with all our treatments, the pest control technician will leave a report with you with details of any treatments and recommendations.  If a follow up visit is likely to be needed, our technician will arrange a suitable date and time with you. Generally this will be about a week or two later and sometimes a second treatment is required.
We are a leading pest control company working in and around the Hertfordshire area, using the latest techniques to ensure your pest problems are completely eradicated.
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