Insect Pest Control for Cockroaches with Prokill


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Identify your Pests > Cockroach

Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)
German cockroach (Blattella germanica)
American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)

Insects: Cockroach


Identify cockroaches with Prokill Pest Control

Cockroaches, known in 3 common species: Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis). German cockroach (Blattella germanica), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) are pest insects infecting homes, restaurants, commercial and industrial premises. This pest is often introduced into buildings through the transportation of goods and equipment.

Cockroaches are known to carry a large number of diseases, dangerous to man, and if left untreated by a professional pest control technician, have the potential to reach epidemic proportions in a very short time span.

Cockroaches don't have a pupal (maggot) stage and after the egg (ootheca) hatches, which can be anything from four weeks to two months depending of the variety of cockroach, the young cockroaches known as nymphs appear in alarming numbers (anything between 16 and 28 nymphs for the Oriental and American cockroach, and an incredible 35-40 nymphs per ootheca per German cockroach. Under optimum conditions cockroaches can produce two million offspring in one year, and fossil remains have been found dating back over 200 million years which makes this pest insect a true survivor.

Cockroach: Treatment & Prevention

Cockroach Pest Treatment & Prevention of Further Infestations

Speed is of the essence when identifying cockroaches and careful studies of their individual breeding and living habits provide the trained pest control professionals with vital information as to where and when to treat. When doing so, however, difficulties are numerous, particularly as the German cockroach will carry its eggcase, containing the fast crawling, tiny, 35-40 nymphs until the eggs are ready to hatch. The Oriental and American cockroach in contrast, indiscriminately lay their eggs in dark out of the way locations just hours after development. This combined with the knowledge that they could literally be anywhere within a building and could hatch at any time, up to two months after being laid, makes effective treatment a job for the professional.

Cockroaches Spread Diseases and Cause Allergic Reactions in Humans

Diseases known to be carried by the cockroach are wildly diverse and include various different strains of Salmonella, Tapeworm, Gastroenteritis, Amoebic Dysentery and Tuberculosis. During any infestation, housekeeping and hygiene measures must be upgraded.
These insects feed on both human and pet food, and often leave an unpleasant odour. They can also passively play a role in the contagion with various dangerous diseases by transporting microbes and bacteria on their body surfaces. Cockroaches have also been identified to cause allergic reactions

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