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Oriental Cockroach

Do They Cause Damage?

They do not cause any structural damage, however they contaminate food and utensils as they forage for food. In this manner they can transmit diseases by carrying the pathogens on the outside of their bodies. 

Do I Have An Infestation?

Finding live or dead insects is usually the first indication of a problem. This cockroach is often found in commercial settings such as food processing plants, hospitals, bakeries etc. They prefer cooler, moist areas such as basements and crawl spaces.  They can also be found in sewers and storm drains and will feed on filth, garbage and other decaying organic material .

What Can Masters Touch Do?

Careful inspection is required to determine the location and extent of the infestation. Specialized baits and insecticides can be applied to infested areas to eliminate the oriental roaches.

How Can You Help?

Sanitation is important in any cockroach infestation.  Reducing food sources is a must!  Reducing moisture levels, repairing open or broken sewer lines and sealing cracks and crevices (harborages) will help make areas less attractive to them.

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