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Cockroach Exterminator in SE Portland

Cockroaches are a menace in any home or business. Oregon Insect and Rodent Control are experts at removing cockroaches fast with strategies that are safe for your family, your pets, and the environment.

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Cockroaches are the ultimate survivors! Scientists believe there have been cockroach populations on Earth since the dinosaurs! Not only have they survived, but they have thrived, especially in warm, humid areas.

With more than 4600 known species, it’s no wonder they’re so difficult to get rid of! They are biologically related to termites, but behave quite differently.

More About Cockroaches

Like termites, cockroaches like to live together, but their colonies are not as organized. Roaches also do not rely on being close to wood. With a nice, warm, moist, and dark place to be within an antenna’s length of food and some other roaches nearby, cockroaches can be happy.

OIRC exterminators are skilled at managing cockroach problems. Here are a few facts that may assist your understanding of these pests and how they are best dealt with.

Cockroach Characteristics & Description

Colony Size25 and more, though we hope not to find them in colonies

Characteristic Description
Color A shade of brown to black
Length Adults can range from 1.5 to 2 inches
Appearance Long antennae, single oval shaped body
Breeding Female American cockroaches can produce up to 150 young over the course of her life
Where they live Roaches prefer to have a dark, moist environment to hide and breed. Cupboards, behind refrigerators, and under sinks and drains are favorites.
Food Source Decaying plants, dead wood, waste and sewage
Behavior Notes They are social insects related to termites, though cockroach relationships are not as structured as in a termite colony.
Signs of presence A bad smell lingers where roaches are present. Brown/black cylindrical droppings approximately 1/8 inches long will be found near their nesting grounds. Homeowners may also find shed cockroach skins in the vicinity.
Risks Bacterial diseases such as salmonella can be spread by cockroaches, especially if they get into food stores. All the more reason to eradicate them quickly.

Cockroach extermination involves adjusting the environment, not giving them the dark and especially not the moisture they are looking for, and maintaining sanitary conditions that eliminate their food sources. In the meantime, traps, bait, and spray installed by a professional cockroach exterminator can reduce their populations and erect barriers to reentry.

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Areas Our SE Portland Cockroach Exterminator Serves

Oregon Insect and Rodent Control is here for all your residential and commercial Cockroaches control needs in East Multnoma County and Clackamas County.

FAQs About Cockroach Extermination in SE Portland

Why Do I Have Cockroaches?

One reason you may be seeing cockroaches is the availability of food. They’ll find food that has been kicked under the cabinet, left on dirty dishes, or in trash cans that haven’t been emptied. It’s important to ensure you have a tidy home or business so cockroaches don’t have a reason to hang around.

Another reason you may be seeing these critters, is if you have areas that stay moist. Ensure you don’t have any leaky pipes or bath mats that never quite dry. Cockroaches love a moist environment.

Is it Dangerous To Have Cockroaches in Your Home or Business?

Cockroaches are definitely unpleasant, but did you know that they can also be hazardous to your health?

Cockroaches can carry bacteria that can cause disease. It’s important not to eat food that has been in contact with cockroaches and to wash your hands if you come into contact with one.

OIRC are experts at exterminating cockroaches and helping you to ensure they don’t return.

How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches?

The best way to exterminate cockroaches is dependent on what kind you have. OIRC offers a thorough inspection where we can determine exactly what your dealing with and create a plan to get rid of them.

How Can I Keep Cockroaches From Coming Back?

Here are a few things you can do to help keep cockroaches from returning to your home or business:

  • Regularly scheduled pest control is a great way to ensure your home or office remains pest free. 
  • Clean up any dishes after use, wipe down counters, and sweep or vacuum the floors. 
  • Be sure to put foot in the refrigerator or in airtight containers when kept in cabinets.
  • Clean up debris around your home or business, as cockroaches love to make a home in damp leaves or wood piles.
  • Sealing gaps around entryways and windows is also helpful. As is ensuring you don’t have any leaky pipes.

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