So what do cockroaches eat?
Cockroaches eat a wide variety of things from plants to even glue traps. However, they are most known to be pests in homes and buildings where they have an abundance of food sources.
Most species of cockroach live for about six months with shorter lifespans in captivity. Cockroaches grow very quickly and become sexually mature only three to four weeks after they have hatched. Females produce several egg cases throughout their life, but the number varies based on the cockroach species. The young typically stay in the mother’s protective pouch until after their second molt.
Cockroaches carry disease-causing bacteria that can result in food poisoning or diarrhea, which is why they are considered such a nuisance pest today. As one of the most common pests, there are many preventative measures you can take to keep them out of your home.
How do cockroaches get inside?
Typically, cockroaches enter homes by accident when they crawl into an opening as small as the size of a quarter. They may also be brought inside on pets or items like used furniture or grocery bags that have been sitting on the ground outside for too long. If conditions are right, cockroach populations can develop quickly which is why it’s important to contact pest control services after noticing their first sign of activity.
What danger do they pose?
Cockroaches can eat everything and pose multiple dangers to humans including allergies and illness. The most common illnesses come from bacteria carried by roaches such as E. coli, Salmonella and Streptococcus. These bacteria can lead to food poisoning, diarrhea, skin rashes and other health problems. In addition, cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks in people who suffer from the respiratory condition. They are also known to spread fleas and mites.
How do you get rid of them?
There are a variety of ways to get rid of cockroaches both natural and chemical. Some of the most popular methods include bait traps, insecticide sprays, powders and gel baits. Always consult a professional before using any type of chemical or poison around your home as they can be harmful to both humans and pets if used incorrectly.
There are also a number of natural remedies that can be used to get rid of cockroaches. For example, if you live in an area that has a lot of moisture then you may want to consider using boric acid as it is very effective against roaches. Boric acid is even safe for use around food and pets because it dehydrates the insects that come into contact with it. Other natural remedies include diatomaceous earth and cucumbers which work by emitting a vapor that repels the pests from your home.
What should I do if I see cockroaches ?
If you see one cockroach don’t automatically assume there are more waiting to invade your home. While they do multiply quickly, you probably only have one or two inside at most unless the conditions are right for an infestation. The most important thing to do if you see one is seal off any entrance points to keep them from getting inside in the future.
Cockroaches are difficult pests to get rid of so remember that prevention is your best defense. Make sure all food is sealed tightly in air-tight containers and never leave garbage or pantry items sitting on the floor for too long. Be sure to also clean up spills immediately, sweep regularly and avoid leaving dirty dishes overnight.
If you have seen more than just a few cockroaches around your home then it’s time to contact an exterminator who can assess the situation and determine how many there are, where they are hiding and what type of infestation you are dealing with before creating a plan to get rid of them.
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Pest Advice for controlling Cockroaches from BPCA
10 facts about German cockroaches?
- German cockroaches are one of the most common household pests. They contaminate food, cause allergies and asthma, and can spread disease.
- Cockroaches are attracted to food, water, and shelter.
- Cockroaches can enter your home through cracks and crevices in the walls, floors, and ceilings.
4.German cockroaches reproduce quickly, and a small infestation can become a big problem very quickly.
- They are nocturnal, and they prefer to live in warm, moist environments.
- Cockroaches can survive for up to a month without food and water.
- German Cockroaches are known to carry harmful bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli.
- Cockroaches can cause asthma and allergies in humans, as their saliva, droppings, and cast skins can lead to the development of asthma or trigger asthma attacks.
- They can cause skin irritations and rashes in humans.
- In extreme cases, cockroaches can transmit disease to humans, including typhus, dysentery, and gastroenteritis.
Pest Control Help You With Cockroaches
One of the main benefits of using Bon Accord instead of dealing with the problem yourself is that we can also provide you with aftercare and advice to ensure you don’t have to worry about future infestations. With Bon Accord, homeowners, families, and businesses can be confident of a cockroach-free existence.
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If you suspect a cockroach infestation on your property, contact Bon Accord today. We guarantee success and satisfaction every time.