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Learn More About German Cockroaches

The German Cockroaches Singapore’s #1 Cockroach Pest

They are one of the most common type of insect pests found in Singapore and throughout the world. They are well-suited to the human environment and even enjoy the similar humid weather and temperature level just like us. Innovative Pest Control, techniques can be used to rid of German Cockroaches from your Residential Homes, Offices, Restaurants, Ships and Outdoor Gardens.

A few types of Cockroach species can be found indoors like the American Cockroaches, and many others that are not pest species are usually found in nature. Both Nymphs and Adults have two long stripes near the head that runs the body parts. Adults are about half an inch in length with have a pale brown to their wings and body. The nymphs are small Cockroach that tend to have dark brown to reddish brown bodies and are wingless.

They are about the same size and shape of brown-banded cockroaches, but are found in different habitats. Brown-banded cockroaches prefer dry areas whereby the German Cockroaches prefers to closer to water sources and food sources. Females may be seen with the presence of an egg case projecting from her abdomen until one or two days before the eggs hatch.

The egg capsule case size of a grain of rice called ootheca contains approximately 40 eggs. And known with a high reproductive rate and a rapid lifecycle this makes German Cockroach infestation one of the most nuisance pests in Singapore.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

German Cockroach Signs

Cockroach activity during the day time.

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects, so if you see them scattering across your floor during the daytime, it is most likely that you have a major roach infestation in your property.

Oily, musty Odour

German cockroaches produces a variety of odorous chemicals. If you have noticed an oily and musty odour lingering, there is a good chance that you are facing an infestation.

Cockroach droppings

Cockroach poop are commonly mistaken with mouse droppings. Identifying German Cockroach feces can be pretty easy as they are similar to coffee grounds and usually located in drawers or kitchen countertops. Roach feces may even leave dark stains and markings in the corners of the rooms in your property.

Dead roaches

If you locate a dead German cockroach, it is very likely that its friends are nearby alive and infesting your property. A dead cockroach is not the only obvious sign of an infestation. A shed skin of a living German Cockroach can be taken as a sign of an infestation!

A big number of smaller brown cockroaches in the kitchen or bathroom

German Cockroaches loves to hang out in kitchen sink and bathrooms because these areas provides the moisture and food source they need to survive and “food” can be found in bathroom too, as they eat soap and toothpaste.

They are commonly found indoors hidden in cracks or crevices. If you have observe a light brown in colour, small Cockroach with two black horizontal stripes behind its head and body. It is definitely a German Cockroach and even though these cockroaches have wings, they hardly used to fly and prefer to crawl around on floors or kitchen counters, under the sink and other warm, humid areas located in your property.

They carry harmful bacteria due to the unsanitary places they crawl to source for food. German Cockroach infestation may trigger asthma and rashes. An infestation of German Cockroaches or any other insects that may pose as dangerous pests should not be taken lightly and handled promptly. If you don’t want to get rid of the cockroach yourself using cockroach traps or gel baits or do-it-yourself remedies, consider choosing Innovative Professional Pest Control Services so your Residential and Commercial property can stay healthy and roach-free.

Best Cockroach Control Solution For German Cockroaches

Guide to German Cockroach Control Singapore

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German cockroaches are one of the most widespread species of cockroach in the Singapore. They are known to dwell in unsanitary conditions, like rubbish chute, drainage, sewage and toilets. They can carry bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella and can trigger asthmatic symptoms. Learn how you can prevent German Cockroach infestations at your Residential and Business property with Innovative Pest Control Specialist tips.

  • Basic sanitation and maintaining a hygienic conditions are key! Eliminate any food debris or standing water; and sealing of cracks crevices and gaps to reduce harbourage areas for pest.
  • Keep the storage areas dry and free of any clutter, allowing space in between items.
  • You should make sure that all of trash cans are tightly sealed to avoid roaches sneaking in and ensure that the drainage and garbage disposals are free off exposed food waste.

Frequent Asked Questions About German Cockroach Control

Although they have wings, German Cockroaches cannot fly at all.

They can easily live about 5-7 months after they become an adult.

They carry many diseases such as salmonellosis and E. colli that can cause food poisoning.

Depending on the infestation level, it will normally take about 2-3 sessions to get rid of the German cockroach. Each session must be done with 7-14 days to break the egg cycle.

 

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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