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Defence Against Cockroaches in Singapore

Cockroach

Defence Against Cockroaches in Singapore

Cockroach, also address as roach are approximately of 4,600 species amongst the most primitive winged insects. The cockroach is usually identify by its flatten oval body, long antennae, and a shiny dark brown leathery body. The head is bent downward, and the mouth parts point back and most of the male have two pairs of wings where else females in some species are wingless.

The life cycle of a cockroach consist of the female laying eggs in cockroach egg cases (oothecae). Sometimes extend from their lower body or may be place glued in undisturbed areas. Once female cockroaches produces an egg case, it takes some time for the soft white nymphs baby cockroaches to emerge. As they grow their exoskeleton part of the body hardens, it turns brown in colour.

Cockroaches prefers warm, humid, dark spaces and usually found in tropical forested areas or mild climates. Less than a handful of these species have become pests to man. They damage more material items than consuming it and discharge a musky odour.

German Cockroaches

German cockroach infestations is a problem all around the world and currently a common problem in Singapore. Cockroaches lifespan, they live for 100-200 days and can be in places like restaurants, food factories, and hotel kitchens. The cockroach eggs are transport around till ready to hatch and can contain up to 50 eggs per ootheca. These species of female German cockroaches can populate rapidly when food and water source is accessible.

Size :

  •  1/2″ to 5/8″
  • Shape : Oval  with two dark, parallel stripes on back
  • Colour : Light brownish to tan
  • Legs : 6
  • Wings : Yes
  • Antenna : Yes
German Cockroach

Diet :

They like sweet and flour food and occasionally consume non-organic material like toothpaste and book bindings.

Habitat :

They prefer living in warm and damp environment like the kitchen sink, bathroom toilets and areas where people eats and drinks.

Impact :

They live in the dumpster where it is unsanitary and walks around residential and commercial properties. This can lead to the spread of bacteria and germs if cockroach control is not in place.

They shed their skins numerous time and can contaminate food. As their cast off skin and faecal matter contains allergens that can triggers allergic reaction. Such as asthma, rashes and a few other illnesses, especially in children. Roach bite can leave swell, irritation, and minor infection.

Prevention :

  • Make sure to clean the counter top to clear leftover crumbs and moisture.
  • Avoid leaving stacks of dirty dishes in the sink, it invites unnecessary pest.
  • Store dry food or snacks such as cereal, sugar and flour with an airtight ziplock bags
  • To wipe spills, vacuum frequently, dispose trash regularly and finally, seal all possible entry points.

Solution :

Advisable to call Innovative Pest Control for an inspection and identify the type of cockroach infestation. A suitable plan will be discuss to rid of the cockroach problems permanently.

DID YOU KNOW?

They have been around as long as the time of the dinosaurs

American Cockroaches

The biggest adult cockroach well known all over the world. In fact, its name is misleading as it probably came originally from north America. It has established in Singapore and elsewhere, being highly adaptable. The adult are fast and some of these species of cockroaches can fly using its wings to glide.

They live outdoor in warm climates and prefers damp conditions usually call or known as the “water bug” or ”palmetto bug”. They thrives inside warm warehouses, kitchen and similar to the Australian cockroach and wood cockroach. These cockroaches carries bacteria such as salmonella and triggers allergies like asthma.

Size :

  • 1 1/4” to 2 1/8”
  • Shape : Oval with figure 8 pattern on back
  • Colour : Reddish brown to yellowish
  • Legs : 6
  • Wings : Yes
  • Antenna : Yes
American Cockroach Characteristic

Diet :

They eat anything with a particular interest in fermented food. Their food source includes insects even bed bugs and plants.

Habitat :

Generally, these creatures prefers living in warmer dark area with damp or wet surfaces, like sewage and kitchen sinks. The baby American cockroach usually enters the property through the drainage pipes, cracks and crevices. Commonly found in commercial properties such as restaurants, warehouses, supermarkets, schools and hospitals.

Impact :

They crawl through dirty places and walk around residential and commercial properties leaving behind tons of bacteria and germs. Usually during an infestation they leaves behind a musky smell. They can bite humans and the insect bite leaves a swell and mild infection..

Prevention :

  • Make sure to thoroughly clean up spilled food or drinks after meals.
  • Avoid leaving scraps of food and unwashed dishes on the counter tops or dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Fix leaks or drippy pipes as they are attract to damp areas.
  • Daily up keeping of the premises will help rid of cockroach droppings, body parts and egg sacs. This is important as pheromones attracts other roaches to enter the property.

Solution :

Contact Innovative Pest Control Services for a cockroach inspection to rid and prevent cockroach problems permanently.

DID YOU KNOW?

They can hold their breath for as long as 40 minutes

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

This species is of African origin and was introduce from Cuba to Florida in 1903. It now occurs throughout Singapore. Their name comes from the light brown stripes that cross the wings of the mature insect.

They can live for about approximately 440 days. And the cockroach life cycle consist of eggs, nymph and adult.

Size :

  • 1/2″
  • Shape : Oval with pronounced band across wings
  • Colour : Light brown to brown
  • Legs : 6
  • Wings : Yes
  • Antenna : Yes
Brown Banded Cockroach Chracteristic

Diet :

The brown-banded cockroach feed on dyes and pastes, including stacks of envelopes and wallpaper. Their diet consists of trash, food items, curtains and boxes and even items that contains high starch like glue and wall moulding.

Habitat :

You can find them in higher locations throughout structures, making shelter in upper cabinets in kitchens or bathrooms. A preference for warmer areas, as well as congregating near ceilings. They live amongst appliances, like refrigerator motors, and avoid water or bright light. Because to their small size and brown colour, they can blend into their surroundings and can be difficult to spot.

Impact :

They move through dirty areas and go around homes and businesses, leaving lots of bacteria and germs. And it is common for the fully grown adult cockroach to bite if it feels threaten.

Prevention :

  • Keep the kitchen clean after cooking every meal and be sure that the food storage areas are clean dry.
  • Make sure to dispose of the trash and clear dirty dishes in the designated area every night.
  • Moisture build-up is also common in crawlspaces, performing frequent ventilation will help.

Solution:

Contact Innovative Pest Control Services for a thorough cockroach inspection. Many different ways exist to rectify a cockroach infestation. We will plan a suitable program to solve the problems permanently.

DID YOU KNOW?

They can live for up to one week without its head

Fazly Ahmad
Fazly Ahmad
Hello, and welcome to our pest control company blog! I'm fazly, and I'm thrilled to be sharing my expertise with you. With years of experience in the industry, I've seen it all when it comes to pests and how to get rid of them.
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