Cockroaches are considered dirty pests that invade homes and other buildings and spread disease such as typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery etc. Cockroaches cause allergies and spread illnesses. They are nasty, germ-spreading creatures that come into our home and refuse to leave. Typically associated with filth and clutter, and can spread quickly throughout an apartment or office. Cockroaches may come in through cracks and crevices in the structure of our home, such as vents or alongside groceries, purse, boxes that contain new items.
Preventative measures include keeping the kitchen as clean as possible, never leave food out on cabinet, avoid dirty dishes in the sink or crumbs and spills on cabinets or floors, fix any leaks in the home, keep clutter or piles (of paper or books) to a minimum. In a case of full blown or large infestation, temporary eradication includes setting out traps or spraying of pesticides specific to roaches. For a permanent eradication, get a certified pest control technician.
Cockroaches use pheromones to attract mates. Like most insects, they mate facing away from each other. Some species of roaches can store sperm so that they only need to mate once to produce many egg capsules. Once the eggs have been fertilized, the female roach will either carry the egg case around with her or deposit it in a safe location, depending on the species. The number of eggs in each capsule also varies by species. American roaches typically produce around 16 eggs, while German roaches can have as many as 40 in each capsule. Egg cases are usually brown in color and around ¼ inch long.
There are many different species of roaches. Some are considered pests that invade homes and other buildings and spread disease, while others are beneficial to the environment. Roaches can vary in size, with some species reaching two inches in length. They have six legs and two antennae, and some have wings, although they are not typically great at flying. They often let off a foul odor, and some species produce sound.
Cockroaches have appeared in human culture since classical antiquity. They are popularly depicted as dirty pests, though the great majority of species are inoffensive and live in a wide range of habitats around the world. German cockroach, have an elaborate social structure involving common shelter, social dependence, information transfer and kin recognition.
Dangers of cockroach
Roaches are one of the most dreaded pests out there. They are nasty, germ-spreading creatures that come into your home and refuse to leave. They are typically associated with filth and clutter, and can spread quickly throughout an apartment building or office building no matter how diligent you are in taking preventative measures. If you’ve spotted a roach in your home recently, or are simply hoping to keep them out, there are several things you should know. Roaches are also dirty creatures that can cause allergies and spread illnesses. Children and those who are sensitive to allergens may experience allergic reaction. Roaches have also been known to spread Salmonella, parasitic worms, and many other types of bacteria.
If you are trying to keep roaches out of your home, be aware that there are a number of ways they may find their way inside. They may come in through cracks and crevices in the structure of your home, they may come in through vents and they may even come in with your groceries, in your purse, or in the boxes that contain new items.
Roaches are searching for food, water, and shelter, and your home is a great place to find all these. This is why it’s important to make your home as unappealing as possible for roaches. Keep your kitchen as clean as you possibly, never leave food out on cabinets, dirty dishes in the sink, or crumbs and spills on cabinets or floors. Fix any leaks in your home that you find. Keep clutter to a minimum. Piles of books or stacks of paper provide a hiding spot for roaches and bugs of all kinds.
Where there is one roach, there are likely many more. Roaches multiply quickly. If you spot one or two roaming around your house, you likely already have a full-blown infestation on your hands. It’s important to immediately begin taking preventative measures and trying to kill those that are already in your home. You can set out traps or spray chemical pesticides that are specific to roaches but most times, a roach infestation will require professional help to completely get rid of the issue. Also, roaches are nocturnal creatures. You will typically only spot them at night or in very dark rooms. If you happen to see them during the day, you probably have a severe infestation on your hands. They may simply have been forced out into the open because of overcrowding.
Finally, it’s important to note that roaches and their eggs are incredibly resistant to many methods of pest control. While bait and some chemicals may be able to control a small intrusion, if you’re dealing with a large infestation, these things likely won’t make a dent. Only professional pest control technicians will be able to quickly and efficiently get rid of the infestation. If you’ve spotted even one roach, it’s in your best interest to reach out to your pest control company as soon as possible.
How to get rid of Cockroaches
1. Practice good sanitation
2. Remove Food sources, Water, from hiding Places
3. Identify Problem Areas with Flashlight and Glue Strips. …
4. Place Gel bait stations to effectively reduce roach population. …
5. For an immediate evacuation contact EOA pest control today we will be glad to help you eliminate this unwanted Pest from your home or offices