GERMANGERMAN COCKROACH

APPEARANCE:

Cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip-like antennae and flat oval bodies. They are Light Brown/Tan
 in colour and have dark lengthwise stripes on the head. The adult German cockroach is 10 to 15mm long.

HABITS:

the German cockroach is thought to be one of the most invasive species of cockroach known to man. They are the most common species of cockroach found in homes, apartments, and food service establishments, and are one of the most challenged pests known to the pest control industry. They can be found in virtually every type of structure or building where people live or work and have become quite adept at adapting to ever changing environments. They are skillful hitchhikers, extremely prolific breeders, and may tolerate many pest control treatments. German cockroaches can come inside a structure with paper products and packaging, and used appliances. In summer they may move from one building to another. They can survive outdoors if it is warm, although this is uncommon. German cockroaches are the most common, and have the most impact as a nuisance. They are known to transmit disease organisms, and cause allergic reactions in some people.

Cockroaches pose a significant health risk to humans as they are a carrier of a number of diseases and can quickly contaminate food sources because they carry such illness causing organisms as bacteria and protozoa. It has been recognized in many studies that the cockroach itself as well as its byproducts are known sources for many indoor allergenic agents. Young children are particularly prone to the allergens produced by cockroaches, these allergens are especially concerning to those children suffering from asthma.

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PEST:

Cockroaches are aggressive foragers that contaminate, devour, and destroy food. They taint food with an unpleasant odour and can carry of various diseases, including serious food poisoning. They can cause or aggravate asthma, especially in children. They are known to transmit disease organisms, and cause allergic reactions in some people.

DIET:

They feed on almost anything with nutritive value including all kinds of food and such things as soap, paste, glue and toothpaste.

LIFE CYCLE:

The female German cockroach can carry as many as 40 eggs at a time, producing up to three or four generations in a single year. Singlehandedly, the German cockroach can produce infestations of towering proportions in as little as 3 months.

PREVENTION TIPS:

Keep kitchen and food preparation areas sanitary and clean. German cockroaches can come inside a structure with paper products and packaging, and used appliances, so carefully inspect these items before bringing them in to your house or business. Because German cockroaches rapidly reproduce, a highly-skilled pest management professional is best suited to eliminate an infestation. Usually and initial “clean-out” service is needed consisting of an extensive, detailed treatment to all cracks and crevices, areas, etc, followed by a regular preventive maintenance program. Harbourage and food source removal enhances the effectiveness of control through proactive IPM processes and communication.

 

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