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Learn More About American Cockroach

Sign of American cockroach

Learn More About American Cockroaches

The American Cockroaches Singapore’s #1 Public Enemy

Besides megaloblatta longipennis and madagascar hissing cockroach, American cockroach is the biggest cockroach known all over the world. The name of this species is misleading. Not from United States and likely to originate from North Africa and Middle East. It has become a popular pest problem in Singapore and many other countries.

The adult cockroaches, lifespan period of approximately 1.5 years. The female cockroaches produce 50 or more cockroach egg cases (oothecae). Each containing approximately 16 eggs that hatches after 45 days. The female American cockroach does not carry the cases protruding from the body like the German cockroach eggs.

Instead they are glue on area where it is warm and close to a food source, preferably the kitchen cabinets. Baby American cockroach are call nymphs cockroaches and can live for 11 to 14 months. Approximately 2 inches long in length, reddish brown color to maroon brown and lives outdoors scavenging on trash. Its oval body flatten bodies makes it easier to squeeze into tight spaces, often mistaken with the oriental cockroaches.

The adult American cockroach has well developed wings that can take flight. These types of cockroach species are well-known for their flying abilities. Most of the time they prefer dark, heated areas such as basements, sewers, and dumpsters. Some of the adult roaches can fly quickly and with great strength manoeuvre their flight direction causing distraught to many.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Basic American Cockroach Control Signs

In cooler temperature they thrives inside warm warehouses, kitchens, bakeries, groceries stores, residential properties and buildings. Studies have prove that allergens from cockroaches can trigger allergic in young children. Has also proven that the pathogen they carry can cause asthma attacks. The allergens compiles and builds up from excessive deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead roaches.

Cockroaches in America can spread diseases, so it is important to take them seriously. Stop the life cycle by engaging the best in the business. Various ways exist to kill and prevent cockroach infestation. Ultimately Innovative Pest Control is the best solution to rid of your cockroach problem permanently.

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Cockroach Burrow

You can find adult and nymph baby roaches in various places. In Singapore, they prefer to harbour in giant burrowing tunnels or large warehouse buildings. Infestation often occurs around accessible sewers, nearby garbage bins, and reservoirs.

Indoor Hiding Places

The nymphs that the female produces prefers dark hidden spaces, kitchen sink, water pipes, and drainage. In the kitchen cabinets, they usually hide in the corners, high on the wall ceilings or deep in water drainages. The nymph are usually 1.5 long inches in length.

Cracks and Crevices

The larger big cockroaches prefers to be in the open space instead of small cracks and crevices. The adult female prefer damp locations, darker, moist areas like drainage and crawl spaces. Other areas indoors are commonly around bathtubs and sewers sole purpose for the cockroaches to lay their eggs.

Outdoor Hiding Places

You can find the American roach in high moist area, shade areas like garden bricks, hollow trees, burrows, and drains. Sometimes, they hide on the roofing gutter water movements drainage. Normally, they will live outside but will still wanders around inside the property, in search for food and water.

Best Cockroach Control Solution For American Cockroaches

Guide to American Cockroach Control Singapore

American Cockroach Control Singapore

Insect Baits:

Cockroaches will enter homes from attic because trees may overgrown touching the roof or dirty gutters drainage. Combat cockroach baits are an excellent choice for rid of roaches in crawl spaces and hard to reach places.

Boric Acid:

For controlling of minor cockroaches infestation, boric acid tends to be more effective. Roaches gets in contact with boric acid after crawling over treated surfaces. The spec of powder is so small that it will become stuck to the insect. Overtime, it will get digest as soon as the cockroach cleans its legs and antennae.

Essential Oils:

Essential oils are great do-it-yourself natural roach repellent remedy. Mix peppermint or lemongrass essential oil with a bit of water then spray it where roach activity is present. This remedy does not kill roaches but will make them go away temporarily.


The smell of lemons is refreshing for us, for cockroaches it is repelling and they will avoid getting near to this scent. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the mopping water. The scent will not be overpowering in fact hardly detectable, but will send roaches away.

Baking Soda:

This method is the fastest, easiest ways to rid of roaches but definitely messiest. Baking soda is probably store conveniently in your pantry. Dice finely some onions and mix them with baking soda to make a do-it-yourself roach bait. Put the substance in a bowl near roaches active areas.

The roaches will eat it and the gas in their stomachs will cause them to explode.

For the best results, hire Innovative Pest Cockroach Control to get rid of your infestation once and for all. We know how to accurately identify, locate and eradicate the cockroach infestations. Safely and effectively, without putting your kids, pets, or household and business at risk.

Frequent Asked Question about American Question

They have 3 stages.

Eggs to nymph and lastly adult.

Yes. Lizard eat many insects. Cockroach is one of them.

Bathroom provide them with the moisture they need and it is usually warm and humid. This give them the prefect place to harbour.

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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