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Cockroaches

 

About Cockroaches

Not many people like cockroaches. This might be because cockroaches can infest even the cleanest of houses. This is because the kinds of cockroaches you find in your house like dark hidey-holes, and are generally nocturnal.

 

Because cockroaches like to live in the dark, if you see one during the day it’s possible you have many more hiding elsewhere. They like the under-side of your sink, stove, and fridge. They also like drains.

 

Like termites cockroaches prefer a damp environment. They can also flatten themselves quite dramatically, so will fit into tiny little spaces.

 

Cockroaches can smell oily or musty, and their droppings can look like black pepper. These insects will lay their eggs inside cracks, and tend to gravitate towards grease, which they like to eat. So, if you have greasy sinks or greasy food on your property, be prepared to come face to face with a cockroach.

 

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Cockroaches can carry disease, and some people are allergic

Even though it’s a small insect, cockroaches emit proteins. Some people are allergic to them, and they can cause asthma and similar symptoms.

And because cockroaches often live in drains and sinks, they can be very effective disease-carriers and disease-spreaders.

 

How cockroaches are treated

Cockroaches are treated as part of a general pest pest treatment. However, because cockroaches will lay their eggs in cracks, you will need to pair your cockroach treatment with cockroach baits to catch any that come afterwards.

 

5 Amazing Cockroach Facts 

There are some surprising facts about cockroaches. Learn here what they are.

 

1. Cockroaches really can survive extreme radiation

We’ve always heard that cockroaches would survive a nuclear explosion, but how true is it? The MythBusters team put it to the test and discovered that cockroaches really can survive a lot of radiation. As to whether they’d survive a nuclear explosion, that’s still up for debate.

 

2. Cockroaches breathe through holes in their body sections

This is why cockroaches can live for up to a week without their heads. The reason that they die isn’t from lack of food, either: It’s lack of water.

 

3. Cockroaches can hold their breaths for 40 minutes

So, if you’ve ever thought about drowning a cockroach, you might want to think twice! It will take you a long time.

 

4. You can condition cockroaches

Have you heard about Pavlov’s conditioning experiments? Pavlov discovered that he could make dogs drool by ringing a bell, after ringing a bell when feeding them. It turns out that you can also condition cockroaches this way, something discovered by researchers in Japan. This means that there’s probably a good chance that they can be trained.

 

5. Cockroaches can run at 80 cm per second

This makes them extremely fast! In an hour, they will cover approximately 28 km! 

Signs of cockroach infestation 

Have you seen cockroaches scuttling through your kitchen? Noticed a few in your pantry? If you’ve seen them during the day, it’s a good indication that you actually have a more severe infestation. Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures. They like small, dark crevices, and they’ll lay eggs in them.

If you have a lot of cockroaches in your property, then aside from seeing adult cockroaches, you’ll also be likely to see:

  • egg casings, from hatched roaches
  • cockroach droppings, which looks like ground pepper.

Cockroach infestations also smell

As creatures that like oily foods read more about them here, they give off an unpleasant, pungent, oily odour. If you have food exposed to the air, it can start to smell like it too. Yuck! 

Do you think you have cockroaches?

Contact us to arrange an inspection.

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Termites

You’ll be prone to termites if you have water pooling or leaking around your house. They need a damp, humid environment.

 


  

Rodents

Like most animals, rodents become a problem when you’ve given them a source of food. They’re simply after something to eat.

 


  

Cockroaches

Not many people like cockroaches. This might be because cockroaches can infest even the cleanest of houses.

 

 

 


  

Spiders

If you have common black house spiders, there is a good chance you will soon have white-tail spiders too.

 


 

Ants

For really effective ant control, we recommend a program of inspections to monitor and bait further instances.

 


  

Fleas

Fleas are becoming less common in households as flea control for cats and dogs is simple and effective.

 

 

 


  

Birds

Birds are typically an annoyance rather than a danger to you or your property. We will remove them.

 


  

Bees

Bees can form swarms. If you annoy them or hurt them, they will sting you. We will remove them.

 


  

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But flies are not just annoying. They also carry disease. They will infect your food with disease picked up elsewhere.

 

 
 

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