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Cockroach

Cockroach can be found anywhere. They mutiply very fast and if left untreated, posed a very serious infestation. For each one that you see, there will be more hiding and mutiplying. Cockroach are nocturnal insect. So if you see them in the day time, it would mean that the competition for food is high due to the heavy infestation.
They adapt very well. Homes, offices and restaurants can be the ideal place for them to start breeding. They are also known to spread diseases and trigger any allergies due to bacteria and germs that they carry.

Types of cockroach

  • American cockroach
  • German cockroach
  • Brown-banded cockroach

American Cockroach

The biggest cockroach among these three. You may seen them in the kitchen, toilet, rubbish chute, drain and sewer. They prefer dark, humid
and undisturbed places. Not only are they fast but both the male and female can fly once they become adult. They tend to eat anything they can
find. Left over food, food crumbs. So ensure that you always maintain good housekeeping.

German Cockroach

The german cockroach is the hardest to get rid of and can be found throughout Singapore. It is smaller and lighter.But don’t be fool by its size. It usually harbour in the kitchen, inside the cabinet, electrical trunking and applications. There are so many cases of F&B outlets being closed down or suspended due to them.

 

Brown-banded cockroach

Brown-banded cockroaches are commonly found in the office. Their main staple of food source is starch and there are plenty of it in the office. An adult can live anywhere from 130 to 315 days. They have an average life span of 206 days. A female can produce about 14 egg capsules during the course of her life. Another word for these capsules is oothecas. The ootheca, which contains an average of 10 to 18 eggs, is carried for about 24 to 36 hours. It is attach to the protected underside of a surface until the young hatched. Once the young hatch, its development varies depending upon the environmental conditions. It could range from as few as 90 days in ideal conditions or as many as 276 in more harsh environments.

Sign of a cockroach infestation

There are many signs of a cockroach infestation.

  • Live presence.
    Finding them in your kitchen especially in the day time is a clear sign of having a cockroach infestation.
  • Dropping
    Cockroach dropping resemble a black pepper. They look really tiny and can be seen clustered together.
  • Eggs Case
    Their egg case ( Aka Oothecae ) house many eggs. This is a clear indication that they have start breeding in your premise.