Cockroach Pest Control
Cockroaches are winged insects; we can found easily homes, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices, and other structures with food handling areas etc. These are sleeping in daylight hours but they will come out and eat mainly at night. A cockroach can swim and stay underwater for maximum ten minutes. Their bodies have a waxy covering which is protecting from drowning. Their mouth can movable from side to side, so it can easily identify smell and taste simultaneously, cockroach antennae also responsible for the sensation of smell. These eyes have more than thousand lenses which can see multiple things at once. Cockroach store fat inside their bodies which is used to storage of energy after nutrient have been broken down like the human.
These insects contaminate food and utensils, destroy fabric and paper products, and impart stain and odor to surfaces they contact. They are amazing creatures, though, as they are able not only to regrow their lost legs and limbs in just 18 weeks but that those body parts also grow in size with each subsequent molt. Cockroaches can be very good transporters and thus can participate in spreading molds. Cockroaches are affecting the human life by their bites, food poisoning, transfer the microbes which causing diseases and cross contamination of foods, asthma, allergy and invasion of body parts etc. Cockroaches are acting like houseflies.
Types of Cockroaches:
American cockroaches are reddish-brown to brown in color, Both males and females of this species have wings and are capable of flying short distances. American cockroaches can live up to two years and are commonly found in households where food is stored.
2. German Cockroaches
The German cockroach is the most common of all cockroach types found in America and color is light – brown. One single female can produce more than 30,000 cockroaches per year in your home. Mostly these are found in areas near water sources with food, such as kitchens, storage areas, and bathrooms.
3. Brown-banded Cockroaches:
Females have reddish-brown to dark-brown wings. The wings of male brown-banded cockroaches are dark brown toward the base and lighten as the wings extend to the tip. Only males are capable of flight. Both males and females have two light yellow bands across their bodies. This species jumps when disturbed. They live an average of three to 11 months. Brown-banded roaches prefer warmer, drier areas, especially up high and inside your electronics, television, refrigerator, etc.
4. Smoky brown cockroaches
The smoky brown cockroach dehydrates very quickly so you will see these types of roaches in moist, damp places. They are excellent fliers and wings are longer than their bodies. These are uniform dark mahogany and black pronotum color.
5. Oriental cockroaches
These love to live in darkness and moist atmosphere. Both male and female Oriental cockroaches are capable of flight. Their life span is up to six months. Oriental cockroaches feed primarily on decaying organic matter. These are dark-brown or glossy black color in nature.
Disease by Cockroaches:
- typhoid fever
- viral diseases such as poliomyelitis.
In addition, they carry the eggs of parasitic worms and may cause allergic reactions, including dermatitis, itching, swelling of the eyelids and more serious respiratory conditions (4).