Oriental Cockroaches

What to consider when managing cockroaches at sensitive accounts

November 4, 2016 By
Healthcare facilities like surgical centers, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics have several unique features that require pest management professionals (PMPs) to deploy special strategies and techniques. Because cockroaches are a reservoir of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and protozoa, cockroaches might pose... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Locate moisture sources for Oriental cockroach control

April 13, 2016 By
The first step in controlling any pest is to make sure you identify it correctly. Unfortunately, misidentification can give cockroaches the advantage. For example, nymph-stage Oriental cockroaches (Blatta orientalis) can easily be confused with nymphs of the American cockroach (Periplaneta... Read more»
©istock.com/ilbusca

Most Wanted: Oriental Cockroach

February 10, 2015 By
The Oriental cockroach (Blatta Orientalis) has committed public health violations resulting from septic contamination of structures and food. Aliases: “Asiatic Cockroach,” “Shad Roach” and “Waterbug” Female: 1 3/8″ long  Male: 1″ long Description: Shiny brownish-black. Adult female has wing stubs and male has short wings.... Read more»

Cockroach Combat Manual II Excerpt 1: Knowledge is Power

This primer on cockroach biology and behavior arms pest management professionals (PMPs) to combat this perpetual public health pest. “Cockroach Combat Manual II” Excerpt By Dr. Austin M. Frishman & Paul J. Bello Cockroach populations, particularly of the commonly encountered... Read more»

Pest Colloquial Names and Mistaken Identities

April 12, 2012 By
It is interesting how many customers have their own names for pests based on what their parents and friends called them. These colloquial pest names get passed down generation after generation. As a result, pest management professionals (PMPs) have to... Read more»

Different Species Require a Different Approach

December 5, 2008 By
By: Austin Frishman A cockroach is a cockroach is a cockroach? When it pertains to control and elimination, not so. Sometimes what works for one species will not work for another. Here are a few examples for pest species other than... Read more»

Pest Identification: Oriental Cockroach

April 1, 2001 By
Cockroaches are one of the most successful animals known in the evolution of the planet. There are more than 3,500 cockroach species existing in the world. Cockroaches are now classified in the insect order Blattaria. They are separated into five... Read more»
This article is tagged with and posted in Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches