Cockroaches are predominantly Nocturnal (Active during night) in nature and tend to hide in cracks and crevices, where we can find multiple stages of roaches hiding and resting together. Cockroaches are Omnivorous Feeders and can survive on a variety of foods. When you have high infestation a foul smell may be observed. One of the characteristic features is the grooming behavior by which they keep themselves clean.
Cockroaches of commercial importance include American Cockroaches, German Cockroaches, Brown banded Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches, Smoky Brown Cockroaches and Australian Cockroaches.
Cockroaches vary in size from 12mm- 40mm with a life span of an adult from 3 months –over an year depending of the species and in a life time the female may produce 5 to 50 Ootheca (enclosure for eggs) where in each Ootheca may have 12-40 eggs stuck to each other in a purse fashion. German Cockroach female carries the egg on her abdominal tip till they young one are ready to hatch and which make it extremely challenging to control them.
Once the egg hatches the transformation is quick and the nymphs go through multiple stages called molting before they grow into full adult cockroaches which also gets impacted due to external factors like temperature, and the type of food nourishment .Cockroaches are prolific breeders provided ideal living conditions are in place and multiple life stages are observed in places of high infestation.
Cockroaches carry a lot of harmful disease causing organisms on their body and can transmit diseases like Salmonella, Gastroenteritis, Dysentery, TB, Hepatitis and Typhoid fever. Many people have fear reaction on spotting them. Highly infested places emanates foul smell also leads to allergic reactions like Asthma.Cockroach Control Methods:
GingerBay Pest Control in Bengaluru; for an Effective Cockroach control relies on adopting an integrated approach of Chemical and Non-Chemical methods.Non Chemical Methods:
Following Good House-keeping Practices like immediate Clean up after food handling, reducing availability of water, storing food items in tight containers, Garbage in tight containers, Fill Cracks and crevices , use various glue traps and pheromone traps and usage of natural predators wherever possible.Chemical Methods:
Cockroach control Insecticides need to be strategically placed for the various life stages of this insect and suitable solutions like Surface /Space spray treatments, Dusting or Baiting may be adopted for cockroach pest control in Ernakulam, Coimbatore, Chennai and Bengaluru.Facts about Cockroaches
There are two main pest types in building that are the Arnurronn Cockroach (Periplaneta americana); the German Cockronch ([itntvtla germanica).
Fossil evidence shows that cockroaches have existed almost unchanged for more than 250 million years. They are extremely adaptable and can live and breed even under hostile conditions. Their adaptability makes them increasingly resistant to conventional pesticides.
An egg capsule can produce up to 42 cockroaches. Given ideal conditions, a pair of cockroaches can give rise to as many as 20000 offspring in one year. They prefer a warm and moist habitat close to food sources and they will feed on anything with a nutritional value. such as all kinds of food, but also soap, glue and toothpaste.
Due to their close association with filth (feeding and breeding in highly unsanitary environments like sewers, garbage dumps and drains) and their indiscriminate wandering in premises, they are capable of spreading diseases. Thus, they contaminate any food and area they got in contact with.
Among the many diseases that are Spread by cockroaches are: Dysentery, diphtheria, typhoid, hepatitis, food poisoning and gastroenteritis. They prefer warm and humid places; this might cause problems for sensitive electronic devices, such as PCs, they are also a problem when congregating inside of coffee machines and similar devices.Implications of problems
Their droppings, shed skins and dead corpses pose a risk to the health of anybody who gets in contact with them. Especially cafeterias and pantries are very sensitive areas, where cockroach contamination will cause losses because of contaminated food and the resulting disposal.
The risk of diseases will increase when premises are cockroach infested The presence of cockroaches translates into a loss of reputation for companies, especially when sensitive areas are concerned. The increased insecticide-resistance of cockroaches might render many control efforts useless, thus increasing the costs and damage to environment.
Many companies also retain significant clean up costs due to cockroach problems they don’t resolve.
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