Cockroaches can be found in any house, residential or commercial building. It’s not true that cockroaches are only found in dirty and poorly-kept buildings. However, poor sanitation/housekeeping is a major factor that leads to infestation. Cockroaches are often brought into a non-infested building by food, by furniture, or clothing that’s infested with live cockroaches and their eggs. Cockroaches multiply very quickly. A mature female cockroach creates an “egg case” that holds about 50 eggs. The female cockroach leaves the case in a place that isn’t likely to be disturbed (crevices, briefcases, etc.). The eggs take about 1 month to hatch. Cockroaches become adults in 2 to 4 months. They live about 6 months. Cockroaches die if they go without food or water for 2 weeks.
Ordinarily While a clean house is the best place to live in, having a clean house doesn’t guarantee you wouldn’t get cockroaches. Cockroaches can enter your house in many ways. Major source of cockroach’s infestation is cardboard boxes usually from an infested place or a grocery store. Since all they need is a little water, a warm place, uncovered garbage cane and some leftover food. To summarize our house and kitchen provide all these necessities for cockroaches to thrive in.
Cockroach Spread diseases
Cockroaches are nuisance. They contaminate our food and spread diseases. Therefore one time they may walked on garbage and next time they will be walking over your uncovered food or raw food in pantries. Cockroaches can carry some serious diseases. Salmonella Typhi, which causes Typhoid and Poliomyelitis, which causes Polio are some common diseases caused by cockroaches. Cockroaches also cause Dysentery, a disease that causes severe diarrhea that may include bleeding. Some People with asthma has allergic reaction to cockroaches’ droppings and their body parts.
Sign of cockroach’s infestation
Cockroaches are nocturnal. They hide in the day light. You can see them only when infestation is too much. Some sign of cockroach infestation is
- Feces of cockroaches, which look like pepper spill
- Dead cockroaches
- Oily or musty smell
- unhatched egg casing or empty casing
How to get rid of cockroaches
- Our cockroach exterminator will first do a thorough inspection of your house
- Depending on the degree of infestation, our exterminator will recommend a variety of cockroach treatments
- At Shield Pest control our technicians are expert in eliminating cockroaches
- We will also advise you, how to prevent future infestation
German cockroach removal
The German cockroach is common pest. It invades where we live, eat and sleep. There are between 4,000 to 7,500 different species of roaches. The German cockroach is 5/8 inches in length and is brown in color. There are two prominent black stripes running down the broad shield behind the head. Usually this nasty little guy will eat almost anything – even hair and fingernails. Places of Food storage and water is the area, where this insect is most commonly found. We do cockroach removal in GTA
American Cockroach extermination
The American cockroach is the largest of the common cockroaches. As an adult, they are dark red/mahogany in color, with a yellowish border on the pronotum.
In addition, this cockroach is attracted to high humidity and high temperatures. Therefore, they are often found in places that are consistently 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 percent humidity. Such areas exist in sewers, steam heating lines, pool houses, and inside food processing plants. Water leaking into ceiling voids or wall voids that are warm can also harbor large numbers.
Brown-Banded Cockroaches removal
They are smaller in size about 10 to 14 mm in size. They have spiny legs and long filamentous antennae.
The color of adult Brown-Banded Cockroach is light brown to brown. It has a Pale brown band run across the base of the wings of the adult and body of the nymph. However, females are darker in color.
To summarize Brown-Banded Cockroaches lives in a warmer place, even if they are not moist. Refrigerator motor housings, the upper walls of cabinets, cupboards, dressers, and inside furniture are the most common area where Brown band cockroaches can be found. Back of picture frames and under tables and chairs, and dressers are also common places where this insect can be found.
Oriental Cockroaches removal
Size: 1″ to 1 1/4″
As a matter of fact Oriental roaches are relatively large and reddish-brown to black.
Oriental Cockroaches can be present in both commercial facilities and some residential homes. Indoors, these “water-bugs” become very abundant in damp, secluded places such as crawlspaces, basements, and sump pumps. They prefer to feed on starchy foods and decaying organic matter.
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