Any sort of cockroach infestation in your premises means two things – plenty of headaches, while you are looking for the best pest control solutions and measures, you need to know all about the best and right Cockroach pest control measures, which can only be available to you from professional pest control experts.
A good Pest Control Company will give you the right cockroach and pest control measures, but you can use some of your own pest control solutions, to make sure that you do not suffer from a really serious cockroach infestation.
The typical encounter people experience with cockroaches is the brief glimpse they might catch of a shiny, black or brown insect scuttling for cover whenever the kitchen lights are turned on.
Cockroaches are of the family Blattaria (aka Blattellidae or Blaberidae) order Dictyoptera.
While there are approximately 4000 species of cockroach worldwide (450 species found in Australia) only 5 species usually invade homes.
Because the invading species can contaminate food supplies and transmit disease causing pathogens they are considered pests.
Cockroaches have been around for over 350 million years and have remained relatively unchanged throughout that duration.
Pest species vary between 3mm-70mm in size, are usually black or dark brown, have a flattened body, long antennae and bristly legs specialized for running and digging. They have specialised sensors called ‘cerci’ (which are like rear-mounted antennae) that make them acutely aware of their surroundings and alert them to any imminent threats.
The ability to eat almost anything, gives the cockroach a vast advantage when competing with other species for food.
Environments such as buildings, garbage facilities, inadequately stored food, in addition to unsanitary and generally unhygienic conditions often provide the means for supporting cockroach activity.
Over the course of a year some female cockroaches can produce over 20,000 young.
Their sheer numbers and indiscriminate feeding habits mean they may spread disease-causing organisms (like Salmonella), although there is very little evidence to suggest this actually happens.
They do, however, cause strong allergic reactions in some people.