Big Black Cockroach | How to Get Rid of Black Roaches in your Home

Roaches have become a problem equally in all the working areas and at home. This species can be really dangerous and contains bacteria which can turn the food contaminated.

But, Can roaches be black in color.

Wondering is it true or not?

Let’s discuss further and have a look if the cockroach can be black and do they really exist.

And if they exist, what can be preventive measures to get rid of these roaches.

What is a black cockroach?

Big Black Roaches

Black roach is popularly known as an Oriental cockroach or Blatta orientals are also known as a water bug or black beetle it is considered as large species of roaches. It is of dark brown or black in color and has a glossy body. They have wings but, cannot fly.

They usually prefer to live outside. But, will settle down indoors if they have an ample amount of food to settle down.

Black roaches normally can have a different type of body shapes and can be as long as 1.25mm.

The adults of oriental roaches can be of different appearance. The adult males can be as long as 18-29mm and adult females being 20-27 mm.

They often travel through sewers and pipes in order to climb the areas of your house.

It has a musty odor which can be detected. It is a result of the chemical secreted by the roaches. They crawl around bathtubs, sinks, pipes and many other areas which are dark and damp.

Do black roaches exist?

Yes, black roaches (Oriental cockroach or Blatta Orientalis) also known as a water bug or black beetle can be of black and brown color. So, it can be said that a roach can be black in color. It does exist and has a glossy body.

These roaches have wings. But, it can’t fly.

They are usually found in the dark and damp areas. So, they can be found in the basement and cellars.

They crawl around bathtubs, sinks, pipes and many other areas which are dark and damp.

What to do if you have black roaches in your house?

Without taking any preventive measures, the population of the roaches will increase. Cleanliness is the main source which will help in order to avoid these roaches to enter and breed in your house. Some of the measures which can be taken in order to avoid black roaches in your house are:

  • It will be beneficial if the dampness is reduced. This will help in avoiding the increasing infestation of the roach
  • Fix leaks, have proper ventilating areas and locate other issues which have moisture trapped inside them.
  • You should eliminate potential harbourages outside at your home.
  • Seal all the cracks in the outer walls.
  • Install proper screens on vents that lead them indoors.

These all methods can be used as a preventative measure in order to avoid the roaches.

But, cleanliness is the main factor in order to avoid these roaches to breed inside your house.

How to get rid of black roaches

Getting rid of this roach requires persistence and patience and also a combination of the chemical and non-chemical methods. Some of the measures (both chemical and non-chemical) which can be taken in order to get rid of the black roaches present in the house are:

Some of the chemical methods which can be used to get rid of the black roaches are:

  • Dust Cracks & Crevices: Dust cracks and crevices can be used in order to get rid of roaches. Delta Dust and CB Borid Boric Acid can help.
  • Apply a Liquid Residual to the Perimeter: Various liquid residual such as Demand CS, Demon WP can be applied.
  • Baits & Granules: Niban FG OR Intice Bait can also help in removing roaches. It can be applied in attics, crawl spaces, and basements.
  • Kill them on Contact. The roach will die on coming on contact with this spray. Sprays which can be used for Oriental Cockroaches include Cy-Kick, D-force HPX.
  • Don’t Skip the IGR! It is a type of birth control for roaches and controlling the population. The most common and effective IGR is Gentrol IGR.

Now, let’s discuss the Non- chemical methods to get rid of the roaches

One of the most and effective methods to get rid of the roaches is Cleanliness and proper methods to avoid them to let enter them in the home.

Along with them, you can also use some home remedies like peppermint for repelling roaches, borax for roach control, and a few others.

Final words

In the end, it can be concluded that Yes, black roaches exist. Proper care and cleanliness will help in preventing them to enter the house.

Professionals should be called in case of increasing infestation.

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Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh has a few years of experience in Pest control. Apart from his interest in sports, he has helped many people to get rid of cockroaches and other pests.

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