Cockroaches

Cockroaches
Latin nameBlattaria
LengthAround 4cm
ColorReddish-brown
Common SightingInside of walls, underneath washers, dark areas

Quick facts

Cockroaches are one of the most common pest found in homes. Once cockroaches make themselves at home in a house, it can be very difficult to get rid of them. Cockroaches cause serious troubles in homes by snacking on food, damaging properties as well as leaving poops around the house. Not only are they a nuisance to our daily lives, these cockroaches may also pose health threats by spreading germs to us.  Typically leaving an offensive odour, they are easily discovered in an enclosed area. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal, so seeing them in the broad daylight will signify a heavy infestation as the over populated nest will make way for new nest out of their usual foraging patterns.

Common species

American Cockroach – (Periplaneta americana)

German Cockroach – (Blatella germanica)

Oriental Cockroach – (Blatta orientalis)

Sign of infestation

One of the most common signs is the presence of shell casings left by cockroaches. These are egg cases from recently hatched cockroaches, and appear as small dark brown oval-shaped casings. Another common sign is the presence of cockroach specks. These dark coloured specks are fecal pellets and regurgitated food which look like grains of ground pepper. Cockroaches also give off a very strong and oily odour which become extremely pungent when large numbers of cockroaches are present.

How to get rid of this?

Gel baits: usually applied in the cracks and crevices where you see evidence of activity.

Cockroach Baits: Cockroaches will feed on each other, ingesting the bait which kills dead roaches, and they also eat feces spread by other cockroaches, another method of spreading roach bait into a cockroach population.

Insecticide Residual Spray: water-based spraying to possible harbourage area such as binchute and gully Trap.

Bin Chutes Fogging: The common sightings of cockroaches in bin chutes posed great potential threat of cockroach leaking into household. Regular Fogging to bin chutes effectively knock down cockroaches when the correct preparation & methodology are being used.

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