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American Cockroach

American cockroaches are known to invade homes all over the world and can be found all over the globe due to their will to thrive in tropical climatic conditions. The American cockroach is one of the most common cockroaches in the world. It is also one of the largest, reaching up to 77 mm in length. The American cockroach is dark brown or reddish brown, and has a yellow band on its back. The American cockroach is a winged insect, but cannot fly. The American cockroach is especially common in warm, humid climates. It is a scavenger, feeding on almost anything it can find, including dead or decaying organic material. The American cockroach can live up to a year without food, and it loves warm, damp areas such as sewers and basements.

The egg case, also known, as the ocathea of American roaches consist of 16 eggs or less that require a period of a month or 2 to hatch.

If you have a cockroach infestation in Sydney , you should seek OCG Cockroach Pest ControlĀ services as soon as possible. Getting rid of cockroaches on your own is extremely difficult, and the longer they are in your home, the higher your risk of suffering from health complications.

 

 

Identifying An American Cockroach

  • All cockroaches share biological features in common. For instance, they all have flat bodies, a pair of long, straight antennae, and six legs that cling to walls and ceilings.
  • They are reddish brown in colour with a yellow rim and are 30 -40 mm in length.
  • An American Cockroach has a yellow figure-eight pattern located behind its head. It is also wingless, unlike other species that live in our area. You might encounter one of these pests inside your home, skittering through your laundry room, kitchen, or other humid areas.
  • They thrive in dark areas such as subfloors, cellar spaces, garages, laundry rooms, sewer pipes, drains etc.
  • Despite their preference for hot and humid climates they are also known to survive in cold climates by seeking refuge in warm and humid spaces.
Are American roaches harmful?

Are American roaches harmful?

Are American roaches harmful?

American cockroaches themselves are not harmful, meaning they don't bite often and do not have venom. The way these pests threaten humans is by spreading harmful bacteria, human pathogens, and parasitic worms. You might contract a roach-borne disease by interacting with its defecation or by eating food it has crawled over. Some of the most common illnesses you could have from a roach include salmonella, cholera, campylobacteriosis, leprosy, Listeriosis, and gastroenteritis (digestive problems).

American cockroaches are very detrimental to human health because they expel both dung and feces. When they shed and defecate within homes, these excretions are swallowed into the air like dust. If you have allergies or asthma, you may be allergic to this sort of dung and feces.

Do American cockroaches infest houses?

These pests can also infest homes by easily passing underneath doors lacking weather stripping or entering through basement windows and garages. Once inside a residence, American cockroaches usually make their way into the kitchen, bathroom, basement or laundry room in search of food and water.

How to Get Rid of American Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most tenacious pests in the world. They develop exceptional survival mechanisms, including the ability to live without their head for five days, making extermination a challenging job for homeowners to accomplish.

People can, however, attempt to mitigate American cockroach complications through barrier exclusion and sanitation. Barrier exclusion includes blocking cockroaches from entering the home through small cracks in the walls, gaps near electrical sockets and switch plates, and up through drains. Use a silicone-based caulk to seal the openings.

Having a sanitary and clutter-free house will also make it less enticing to American cockroaches. It is important for homeowners to keep their counters, sinks, tables and floors tidy and free of debris and crumbs. Avoid leaving uneaten meals in the sink so they don't rot or rinse dishes. It's also vital to store food in air-tight containers, and never to leave pet food out in the open.

Some other ways to prevent American cockroaches include vacuuming at least once a week to remove food particles, ventilating crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup and running water periodically in spare bathrooms to keep u-traps filled.

If you suspect a cockroach infestation, contact an OCG Pest Control licensed pest control professional for advice on how to exterminate American cockroaches and prevent a future infestation. A pest control expert will explain how to handle the American cockroaches and prevent a reoccurrence.

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