Monday, 11. January 2010 12:08
Here are some common questions a business owner or a homeowner might have regarding cockroaches:
How do I know a cockroach is a cockroach?
It may sound like a silly question, but it is definitely a common one. You can decipher whether an insect is a cockroach by examining their physical body. The German cockroach is the most common in the United States. It has a compressed oval- shaped body with prickly legs, and they are usually 15mm in length (when fully grown). Both male and female cockroaches have wings and their color is of a light-brown tint with two dark stripes running down the thorax.
Are cockroaches dangerous?
The answer is YES. Second to house flies, cockroaches are dangerous because they spread disease. Because cockroaches are exposed and travel through many different habitats, they are susceptible to disease which may ultimately be transmitted to humans. Diseases like salmonella, typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera, and leprosy are a few that can be caused because of cockroach infestations.
What are cockroaches attracted to?
Three simple things attract cockroaches: food, water, and shelter. Foods with starch are preferred, but they will eat generally anything, even concrete
When is the best time to catch or see a cockroach?
Nighttime. Cockroaches are nocturnal – meaning they will come out at night. When trying to catch them, you should be careful. A small lick of light will send them into a scurry.
A friend of mine says cockroaches are common in unclean areas. Is this true?
No, it is not true. As long as food and warmth are present, the cleanest areas are still susceptible to cockroach infestation. That is why a person will often find cockroaches lingering in hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and hospitals. They usually stay in areas around sinks and in drains and cracks.
How do I stop cockroach infestation?
You can’t necessarily stop or prevent an infestation. However, there are many preventative measures you can take in order to minimize the chances of infestation. Good sanitation is not necessary, but it will help with future infestations. Be very cautious of packages that you are brining into your home. Also, eliminate opportunities of infestation by clearing accessible, open food.
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Up to how many eggs can cockroaches lay?
The German female cockroach can lay up to 40 eggs. In a lifetime, the female cockroach can produce up to 8 egg cases. It takes roughly three to four months for an egg to develop into an adult cockroach, but a cockroach lives up to only a year.