The Turkestan cockroach is a peridomestic pest, meaning it can live in or around structures. In less humid environments, it tends to be more of an outdoor pest often found in underground utility boxes and hollow block walls. They become more of an indoor pest as heat and humidity increases.
Because the Turkestan cockroach reproduces relatively quickly for a peridomestic cockroach, it can create large infestations fast. A professional HEPA vacuum provides instant population reduction and customers will see fewer cockroaches, live or dead. Baits have worked well, but it’s important to apply enough bait to match the size of the population. The effect of insect growth regulators that target reproduction can be seen much sooner in this peridomestic species than in others because of its faster life cycle.
Andrew Meeds, CC BY 4.0, via iNaturalist.org
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