In and of themselves, roaches are harmless. If they lived their entire lives in a sterile environment, they would be nothing more than just ugly to look at. The problems begin with the idea of who knows where they have been. Unfortunately, roaches love dark, warm, and moist places. Germs also enjoy the same environments. For us, this spells disaster. Ultimately, roach population control is essential for our quality of life. As with all pests, the strategy is the same -- "plan, act, adapt, and monitor." First, begin by destroying all potential food sources. Next, seal off all potential entry points. Wait a couple of days. If your problem doesn't subside, call us. We can come in and completely treat your home or business. Roach control Do's : • Store food in bug-proof containers • Empty trash containers frequently • Keep the dishwasher closed or empty • Pick up food when your pet is done eating • Store recyclable cans and bottles in bug-proof containers • Roaches are attracted to damp moist area so repair any water leaks or conditions favourable to roach infestations. • Reduce clutter, Don't give roaches an easy place to hide. • Vacuum thoroughly. A crumb is a feast to an insect. • Clean up spills. By removing alternative food sources, pests are more likely to feed exclusively on the baits places by the pest control operator.
The American cockroach is the largest cockroach, up to 35mm, that infests buildings in the South Africa. This insect may be recognized by a yellow "figure-8" pattern on the shield at the front of its body and is medium brown.
Like all cockroaches, it is omnivorous and will eat virtually anything people will and many things we won't.
This cockroach thrives in warm, damp environments, such as sewers, steam tunnels, basements, crawl spaces, and boiler rooms. It will also be found living and breeding outdoors in mainly drains.
Agility: Poor climber, both sexes fly well and far
Reproduction: Females deposit egg capsules anywhere, 600 day development time, 15-20 egg, up to 400 day life expectancy
Tips for Control – The key to control is to find and treat these sources directly. In many cases, the services of a professional company are required to achieve long term relief. Where this cockroach lives outdoors, successful control involves treating the attic, crawl space, and exterior cracks in the home and finding and treating likely cockroach harbourages over the entire property.
German Cockroach 12mm-16mm Light brown appearance and it is recognized by the two dark, longitudinal stripes on the "shield", thorax .
The German cockroach is the most prolific breeder among all cockroaches. Each egg capsule can contain up to 40 eggs and development from egg to adult can occur in as little as 45 days. Like all cockroaches, it is omnivorous and will eat virtually anything people will and many things we won't.
Habitat – In homes, this pest will first locate itself in bathrooms and the kitchen, as close as possible to food and moisture sources. It spends 75% to 80% of its time resting in cracks and voids.
Good climber, even on very slippery surfaces, cannot fly
Tips for Control – Control of German cockroaches’ takes persistence and experience. An infestation can be controlled using over-the-counter products, but homeowners often meet with frustration and call a professional.
Tips for Control – Control of German cockroaches takes persistence and experience. An infestation can be controlled using over-the-counter products, but homeowners often meet with frustration and call a professional.
Dark brown about 32mm long, common outdoors often enter buildings through sewer pipes tend to live near the ground and in warm damp areas eat anything, but found often feeding on garbage, sewage, and decaying organic matter seem to prefer starches if available adults can live up to 180 days more sluggish than other species give off distinctive unpleasant odour
Females may be nearly 3¼cm long, while males are 2¼cm long. The male's wings cover most of the body, while the female's shorter wings are reduced to mere lobes. Neither sex can fly, and in fact, these cockroaches are rather sluggish and do not move very fast even when disturbed. Nymphal cockroaches are smaller than adults, dark brown to black, and have wing stubs without definite veins.
Not a good climber and cannot fly.
The adult female oriental cockroach usually carries her egg capsule for about a day, then drops it or attaches it to a protected surface near a food supply. These cockroaches appear to have a seasonal cycle in their development. They over winter as large nymphs or adults, and are usually noticed in the spring when they mate. In the spring of the year, they migrate from buildings to the out of doors where they spend the summer months. In the fall, the next generation tries to find shelter indoors where they can spend the winter. Natural mortality usually reduces the number of adults in the population during the summer, fall and winter.