Cockroaches are basically crawling health hazards. Because they carry a variety of pathogens on them, such as salmonella, dysentery and typhoid, for example, and their feces can also cause eczema or asthma. In addition, cockroaches emit a foul odor from their dorsal gland and, like disease workers, leave it on the surfaces they come into contact with.
Cockroaches are often found in kitchens, where they litter the countertop and surrounding area. They have three ways for spreading pathogens; through their feces, molting and saliva. A cockroach does not need more than a bread crumb or one drop of gravy to feed. On direct contact with food, you should almost always throw it away, due to danger of contamination
The diseases they can spread are quite dangerous, think of; salmonella, dysentery, typhoid, tuberculosis and hepatitis. In addition, contaminated food can cause parasitic diseases, fungal infections and gastroenteritis in humans and animals.
A cockroach infestation is not always related to hygiene, if they are present it is important to have good hygiene in order this contributes to good control. In apartment complexes, for example, it is easy for the cockroach to spread to the other apartments in search of food. Cockroaches reproduce at lightning speed and before you know it the apartment complex is crawling with these pests.
This is often very annoying to people, as they are sometimes embarrassed or frightened by the critters scurrying away. Protect Pest Control sees this happen regularly and can help you get rid of cockroaches in a safe and effective way. Thus, we control all types of cockroaches in the best way possible.
The German cockroach (Blattela germanica) is most common in the Netherlands. It is brown with two black stripes on the breastplate and about 1.5 centimeters long. The wings are the same length as the abdomen. They live on average about half a year and molt up to 7 times during their lives. Annually, the German cockroach lays about 7 egg packets, which contain about 30 cockroaches. It takes between 2 and 5 weeks for the eggs to hatch.
The German cockroach can easily survive a month without food and basically eats anything. These critters are mostly found in dark and damp places and develop very well in high temperatures. Let us help you fight the German cockroach now.
The oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis) is red brown to blue black in color and 2 to 2.8 cm long. The adult cockroach lives for about 9 months. The egg packets of an Oriental cockroach contains about 8 half as many as those of the German. Egg development is also slower, taking about between 1 and 4 years for the animal to reach adulthood. This species also likes a dark, warm and humid environment. You can often find entire groups near heaters, hot water pipes, kitchen cabinets and refrigerators. The Oriental cockroach eats anything, but is especially fond of sweet and starchy foods. If they come in contact with food, it is better to throw it away because of the pathogens carried by this species.
The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is reddish-brown with a sheen on the carapace with pale yellow spots on the wings and breastplate. Males have wings that extend behind the abdomen when folded, the wings actually cover the abdomen. It is a large cockroach species from 2.7 to 4.5 cm long and also lives quite long; namely over two years.
In case you suffer from an American cockroach infestation, it is advisable to contact Protect Pest Control immediately, as this species reproduces at lightning speed. Even faster than the other cockroaches! They produce about 20 to 60 egg packets during their lifetime and each packet contains about 16 nymphs. Development from eggs to adult takes about 6 to 10 months in this larger species.
Long before you will see one cockroach, there are probably dozens living in your home, because a cockroach is excellent at making itself invisible. They generally keep quiet during the day and come to life at night, so they are light-shy. The sooner you notice their presence, the sooner Protect Pest Control can intervene for you.
From the moment you start seeing cockroaches during the day, this is usually an indication that you are already dealing with an infestation. The hiding places in the house are then probably already full of cockroaches, causing the remaining ones to wander and look for new cracks and seams to stay in.
Cockroaches lay egg packets containing several eggs near their hiding places. In addition, they molt several times during their lives and you can sometimes find a transparent membrane; this is their old molt skin. Egg packets and molt membranes are a second indication of a cockroach infestation.
Another characteristic of a cockroach infestation is finding droppings in your home. They are very small and look like leftover ground coffee. The pantry are places where cockroaches like to feast on people’s food. They easily chew their way through packing materials and cardboard, so that will basically never stop them.
The bigger the infestation, the worse the stench. Even nauseating to some people, but to the cockroaches it’s a way of communication. The back gland secretes pheromones and because of this, cockroaches know from each other when they are ready to reproduce and can recognize each other. Should you already smell the stench, find egg packet or molt then the cockroach infestation is probably already quite large. Protect Pest Control will use their knowledge and expertise to control the infestation for you in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
Except for cockroaches such as the Woodland cockroach and the Norway cockroach that are found in the garden, the German, Oriental and American cockroach are almost always brought into your home by transport and tropical foods themselves. It is also possible that somewhere the infestation has grown so large that the cockroach moves through premises through pipes, seams and cracks and thus enters your home.
Appliances that produce heat, machinery, furnaces and, of course, the heater are good places for a cockroach to survive. Besides food, which most species can do without for a month, these pests do need to drink a lot of water. Sewers and water pipes are therefore also favorite hiding places.
Leaving a cockroach infestation untreated is highly inadvisable, as this can lead to a true infestation and the risks of transmitting disease can then no longer be prevented.
Protect Pest Control uses safe and effective techniques to successfully control cockroaches properly. In cases where the infestation has greatly expanded through a property, it can only be controlled by a professional. Contact Protect Pest Control now to schedule an on-site appointment or for advice and more information.
Cockroaches can be controlled through different techniques viz;
With gel: this is a pesticide in the form of gel. A gel treatment is often applied by us, advantage of this treatment is that the cockroaches will not flee from this control technique so that the source remains in place and so controlled can be fought. Another advantage is that customers do not have to leave their homes for several hours, it is safe for people and animals.
Spraying and or atomizing : The liquid is sprayed into seams and cracks where the cockroaches reside, disadvantage of this method is that the cockroaches will make a run for it and then spread, also in many cases the home/space must be left for 3 hours. The advantage is that many cockroaches are controlled in a short period of time. This method is often used for large cockroach infestations
Protect Pest Control offers you an appropriate customized solution after an on-site appointment or telephone contact. Thus, we help you through the best way to control cockroaches. We have years of experience as a pest control company and are certified. In addition, we use an environmentally conscious method of control. Protect Pest Control will discuss with you the number of treatments needed to achieve the desired result and will also give you advice for prevention after the control.