Cockroaches Identifying and Preventing

Identification of Cockroaches

Adult German cockroaches are 5/8" long and is pale-brown or tan with two stripes on the pronotum. The male's abdomen is slimmer, yellower and more tapered to the tip than the female. The adult female develops an ootheca about 11 to 12 days after becoming an adult. Then carries the ootheca for about three weeks, until it is ready to hatch. Each ootheca has 30 to 40 eggs and a female can develop five to eight ootheca during her life. 

Their Habits

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects that survive on garbage, waste, and leaky pipes and septic systems. They leave oily droppings wherever they go, leaving bacteria, odors, and stains behind. Their scent trails attract other cockroach populations in the process.

Because cockroaches are attracted to leaky pipes, food, and grease, they flock to messy residential and commercial properties. These pests are so resilient, it’s been said that they’ll be the sole survivors of a nuclear war. Needless to say,  it’s nearly impossible for a cockroach infestation to go away on its own.

Prevention

Roaches are resilient and can become immune to many products, particularly those found on your grocery store shelves. Failing to properly get rid of roaches can cause the problem to get worse. The best defense against roaches is to make sure you never have any in your home in the first place–and if any get in, ensure they are dealt with swiftly.

The key is to make your home inhospitable to roaches:

  • Keep counters, floors, stovetops, and tables clean.

  • Wipe down all surfaces (counters, stove, etc.) after each use.

  • Don’t leave any food out overnight or even during the day.

  • Take your garbage out regularly.

  • Pick up pet food and water bowls every night.

  • Don’t leave dishes in a sink full of water “to soak” overnight.

Roach Clean Up:

 If there is a cockroach infestation a roach clean up must be done. Resident must be out of the house for 2 hours. After its done we follow up the treatment with a bait system the following week. Compact Unit provides deep harborage insect control, something you won't get from conventional delivery systems. This unit combines the right amount of insecticide with a high volume of moderately pressurized air to improve penetration through cracks and crevices to reach target insects deep within ceiling and wall voids. 

Other types of roaches: 

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