What are Cockroaches
There a lots of different species of Cockroach.
One of the most common in domestic properties is the German Cockroach which are around 1.5cm long, the colour varies from a tan to almost black colour and has large antennas.
German Cockroaches are omnivorous and like meats, sugars and fatty foods.
They live in very small cracks / crevices or in warm areas behind fridges etc.
They do cause health risks contaminating foods.
They are a nocturnal creature and are active mostly at night though they can be spotted in the day.
Signs of Cockroaches
Signs that you may have a cockroach infestation are :-
Droppings – These appear as small dark material usually on work surfaces, in corners of rooms, around cracks openings etc.
Eggs – Empty egg casings may be found.
Smell – They can cause a musty odour in large numbers.
How do Cockroaches breed
German Cockroach have three life phases – egg, nymph and adult.
They breed quickly with a female egg case containing around 30 to 40 eggs and a female can produce 4 to 6 of these in their lifetime.
Development from egg to adult is 54 to 215 days dependant on conditions.
An adult can last approx 100 days.
Who can help me control Cockroaches?
Arrest Apest can help control your cockroach problem.
Our technicians have the experience to deal with any cockroach issues.