Do cockroaches die after they lay their eggs?
Do cockroaches die after they lay their eggs? Written by Bon Accord Pest Control, London based pest control company
When it comes to the unwanted pests of homes and properties, one of the most commonly asked questions is about cockroaches. Can you kill them with bug spray? What’s the best way to get rid of them? Is it OK to touch them? To answer that question, we first need to ask another: do cockroaches die after they lay their eggs?
Species of cockroach
There are many different species of cockroach all over the world, but among homeowners in the U.S., UK and Australia (and many other locations), this particular question seems to be more pressing than others. That’s because if a mother dies before her offspring hatch , this could lead to an infestation in your home.
Cockroaches can infest a property by themselves, but they also have the ability to carry disease and bacteria on their surfaces. They’re omnivorous creatures that will eat anything from rotten food scraps to soap and toothpaste, which is why it’s important for homeowners to get rid of them , regardless of whether or not they lay eggs.
A female cockroach can lay up to 50 eggs at a time , with some species capable of producing over 1,000 offspring every year. In most cases, unless there are more resources available (food and shelter), these offspring won’t survive for very long after birth . But under the right conditions—meaning adequate food sources and places to live—the life cycle continues.
Ways to kill a cockroach
One of the most-popular ways to kill a cockroach is with bug spray. But if you’ve ever used it, you know that it might not always work.
Even though this method of killing cockroaches can be effective , many people find it difficult to use around food sources—such as the kitchen sink or countertops—because what they’re spraying could end up on surfaces where humans eat. That’s why some people turn to more natural alternatives like boric acid, since it isn’t a poison.
Of course, even if a cockroach is killed when laying eggs, that’s not going to stop them from reproducing. If you have an infestation in your home and see signs of cockroaches , it’s best to call Bon Accord Pest Control—the UK pest control company .
Our technicians will inspect your property for any signs of cockroaches and tell you whether or not there’s evidence of an infestation. If so, we’ll use the most effective methods available to exterminate the creatures in order to prevent further reproduction. With regular maintenance , you can be sure they won’t return!
We explain everything in detail during a free appointment with a Bon Accord Pest Control technician, who can let you know whether or not an infestation is present and how we can help. All of our pest control methods are safe for the environment, including humans and pets if necessary, so rest assured that your home will be free from roaches as soon as possible!
Do cockroaches die after they lay their eggs