Cockroaches in Clean Houses

Cockroaches in Clean HousesNobody wants roaches scattering around in their house roaming freely and contaminating their food and utensils; and the moment that cockroaches are spotted in kitchens or any other room often leads to impulsive cleaning and mopping.

Cleaning alone barely succeeds in complete eradication of these pesky pests from houses.

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What is in houses that is inviting to cockroaches to invade homes? Why are cockroaches not deterred by cleaning?

The following could be the reasons roaches are invading your clean house!

MISSED CORNERS & HARD TO REACH AREAS

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Cockroaches love to hide in corners, small crevices and areas that are hard to reach. When mopping floors there could be areas the mop just wont reach or get into, leaving these areas open to invite cockroaches into your home.

Areas of consideration such as behind the stove, or under the fridge should be cleaned on a regular basis as splatters of grease/oil or food spillage behind/beside the stove or under the fridge could be the reason cockroaches are entering your home.

OPEN FOOD PACKAGES IN THE PANTRY

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Always store food items in air tight containers

When cleaning the kitchen remember the pantry. Open food items are a real attraction to cockroaches. Food should always be stored in air tight containers.

 

 

DARK AND WET AREAS

Cockroaches in Clean Houses Cockroaches need water to survive and in their search for water end up in your home. Leaking water pipes, dripping taps or even standing water is a haven for cockroaches and they won’t be shy about taking up the opportunity. Other water resources that may be attracting cockroaches could be your pets water bowl, air conditioner and fridge condensation.

All species of cockroaches prefer to live in dark places, and if these places are damp the cockroach has found its resort! Areas in your home such as the basement, bathroom cabinet or the cupboard under the kitchen sink are wonderlands of everything nice for cockroaches.

COCKROACH DELICACIES

Cockroaches in Clean Houses It is not just food items that cockroaches thrive on, they will munch on anything items laying around such as food debris, rubbish and anything else they can find laying around such as cardboard, books, leather, wallpaper paste, soap, grease, toothpaste, faeces and even human hair!

In saying this there could be an abundance of items which are luring cockroaches into your home.

An important thing to remember is that cockroaches can survive without food for up to 6 weeks!

UNKEPT GARDEN

Cockroaches in Clean Houses When it comes to cockroaches the inside of your home may be spotless but if the garden outside is messy with overgrown grass and bushes then you should not be surprised when cockroaches venture indoors.

Cockroaches need 3 things to thrive, food, water and shelter. Overgrown grass and bushes provide dark shelter, water in flower ports, bird baths, pet bowls or gutters provide an easy water source and as we have previously mention cockroaches are not fussy eaters, so they will much on anything laying around such as mulch or leaves.

CRACKS AND CREVICES

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Cracks or crevices in the wall are ideal hiding places for cockroaches as they also love a solid structure. Considering this, cockroaches will also take gaps between electrical installations as home as it provides them with shelter that is dark and damp.

All cracks and crevices should be filled!

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests found in homes & commercial properties, especially food handling premises. They are probably the most despised and widespread pests known.

Cockroaches are a high-risk pest to have in your home & business as they can cause diseases such as salmonella and gastroenteritis and their droppings have been linked to childhood asthma.

Apart from the health risks, cockroaches to many homeowners are disturbing their sight and the obnoxious odour they produce can contaminate nearby food and belongings.

Cockroaches breed rapidly and are resilient. A quick response is essential to prevent cockroaches in your home or spreading to your neighbours.

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Cockroaches are one of the most common pests found in homes & commercial properties, especially food handling premises. They are probably the most despised and widespread pests known.

They are a high-risk pest to have in your home & business as they can cause diseases such as salmonella and gastroenteritis and their droppings have been linked to childhood asthma.

Apart from the health risks, cockroaches to many homeowners are disturbing their sight and the obnoxious odour they produce can contaminate nearby food and belongings.

Cockroaches breed rapidly and are resilient. A quick response is essential to prevent cockroaches in your home or spreading to your neighbours.

What cockroach is this?

 

There are three common species mainly found in homes

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German cockroach

German cockroach – light Brown in colour with 2 dark stripes on thorax. Adults are about 1/2 to 5/8-inch long and have wings, but rarely fly. It prefers moist environments such as kitchen cabinets and bathroom.

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Oriental cockroach

Oriental cockroach – Dark brown to black in colour. 1 to 1-1/4-inch long and have non-functional wings incapable of flight. Females are about 1-1/4-inch long, broad and have only little pads for wings. It prefers cool, damp environments like drains, sewers and crawl spaces.

 

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American cockroach

 


American cockroach – Reddish brown in colour and has a pale yellow area around the perimeter of the pronotum. These cockroaches tend to be found in dark, undisturbed areas that are high in humidity.

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Other types of cockroaches:

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Australian Cockroach

Australian Cockroach – Dark reddish brown in colour with a yellow border on the area behind the head. They have light markings on the thorax and wings that cover the abdomen. They range from 30-35 mm in length and tend to be found in dark areas that are high in humidity

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Brown Banded Cockroach

 


Brown Banded Cockroach– Tan to light brown and has two light-coloured bands across the wings and abdomen. They are the smaller side of cockroaches ranging from 10-14 mm & they tend not to be found in the daytime, since they avoid light.

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How do I know if I have cockroaches?

 

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Seeing live cockroaches – cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day. You will most likely see them when turning on the light in the kitchen at night

Egg cases and cast skins – cockroaches shed their skin 5-8 times as they mature.

Droppings – cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings less than 1 mm wide and of varying lengths.

Odour – established cockroach infestations produce an unpleasant, musty smell.

Damage – cockroaches will attack organic goods including leather and books.

Cockroach Eradication

 

The Treatment for German cockroaches is different than the treatment for large cockroaches.

We use a gel & non-repellent spray to eradicate German cockroaches. The German cockroaches feed from the gel/paste then carry it back with them to their nests and passing it onto each other during their cleansing process. (cockroaches lick themselves clean)

Eradicating standard cockroaches is completed by using a spray to the internal and external areas & the application of powder/dust to the roof cavity and sub floor area.

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Each property, building and location is different, a customised management solution should be designed to suit your specific needs.

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