Oriental cockroaches, or blatta orientalis, are a kind of cockroach that are often found outside, in the sewage pipes, and in cool and damp areas. They are dark brown in color, have a shiny smooth coat, and grow up to an inch long. The males have wings that cover most of their abdomen, as opposed to the females that do not have wings. Oriental cockroaches cannot fly. These pests usually give off an ominous bad smell due to their diet, which basically consists of trash, sewage, and all kinds of decaying organic stuff. Over all, oriental cockroaches eat everything but are quite fond of any food or matters rich in starch.
These annoying pests are also called water bugs or black beetles. They are commonly seen in port cities in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia, such as Israel, Philippines, and Dubai. In most cases, they often live and feed in bathrooms, toilets, bathtubs, sinks, radiators, basements, and cellars. You will find a lot of cockroaches in Dubai during summer, where they menace the lower part of your home. They can enter in cracks, crevices, holes, sewers, vents, and pipes. They are very difficult to get rid of because they are good at hiding and evading traps and insecticides.
It is very important that you have pest control services so you can avoid food contamination, cockroach bites, and dangerous diseases such as asthma and allergies caused by cockroach skin, droppings, and dead roaches. Oriental cockroaches are biologically active at night, so if you see one during the day, it is most likely that these pests are forced to go outside - a telltale sign that you have a serious massive cockroach infestation in your home.
You can always opt for a cockroach killer such as cockroach gel and cockroach traps, however, this can only bring you short-term results. Without the assistance of specialized equipment, you will have a really hard time finding their nests. The eggs are also protected from insecticides, making your DIY escapades futile. To further ensure that you completely get rid of cockroaches, you might want to consider hiring professional pest control companies such as Akkad Pest Control Services.