Let’s face it; ants in your home can be a considerable annoyance. Small insects and pests like ants can make the surroundings filthy and are critical in your own residence if you do not hire an expert ant avoidance service in a timely manner.
Cockroaches are part of the most ubiquitous insects globally. There are about 3, 500 species of cockroaches but the German cockroach is one of the commonest- especially in the US. German cockroaches are widely distributed in availability covering a lot of geographical regions. They are usually light-brown in color and about ½ to 5/8 in length. They are commonly found in homes, stores, restaurants, hotels, warehouses – they are urban pests. In homes, they are common sights in kitchens especially near the moist areas (dishwashers, cabinets and cookers) as well as bathrooms. They strive better in moist environment with relatively moderate warmth. They are mainly extensive feeders but also scavengers. They can feed on varieties of food products such as sweets, meat products, bread crumbs, starch and oily foods; or just about anything in the garbage bag. Like other species of cockroach, german roaches are active night crawlers. With their very flat bodies, they hide in cracks and tiny openings and crawl out at night to feed- remember the scary movements that wake you up from sleep? They may also be seen in broad daylight if the population is high or super availability of food.
The difficulty in controlling German cockroaches is majorly attached to their ability to produce massive number of eggs per capsule. They also undergo a pretty short maturation and hatching period. This results in rapid increase in population. Female german cockroaches carry their egg capsules throughout the period of embryo development. This also contributes to the high number of successful hatching they experience. Compared to other species of cockroaches, german cockroaches are so small and protect themselves through hiding in extremely small places.
We will also like to briefly take you through the developmental stages of a german cockroach for better understanding. There are three stages in the developmental history of a german cockroach: egg, nymph and adult. The females produce thick capsules in which the eggs are held. A capsule may contain about 30-48 eggs. Each female produces about four to eight egg capsules throughout their entire lifetime. These capsules are produced in ambient temperature at approximately 6 weeks interval. Hatching of egg may occur within 14 to 35 days under appropriate conditions.
German cockroaches produce secretions with repulsive odor which may affect the flavor of food they infest. They also carry pathogenic microorganisms and may serve as source of contamination to food and water. Food poisoning, diarrhea and abdominal comfort are symptoms of gastroenteritis diseases transmitted by cockroaches. Excreta, secretions and skins of german cockroaches are also strong allergens and can illicit discomforting responses such as skin rashes. The bite of german cockroach on human skin causes a scaly, raised patch which can progress to a wound if scratched.
It is quite obvious now that you as much as we, do not want german cockroaches near our building. Let us take you through the 5Seffective measures for controlling german cockroach infestation.
There are possible chances you see german cockroaches in your buildings once in a while. We at Mega pest control need you not to panic. Just take the necessary preventive measures to avoid major infestations.
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