Cockroaches are broad and flattened in shape. They have 6 well-developed legs and 2 very long, slender antennae or feelers. They vary in color from light to dark brown and may have markings on their thorax and wings. The adult of most species have wings but the young are always wingless.

Cockroaches prefer moist, damp places and are mostly found in kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, dairies, warehouses and sewers. Many species frequent filthy and unsanitary areas and are liable to carry disease organisms on their bodies.

The female cockroach lays about 5 to 40 eggs in a capsule, which she drops in a secluded place shortly before the eggs hatch. These young reach reproducing age in as short as 3 months and a female usually produces several capsules with eggs during her lifetime. Cockroaches can thus develop rapidly if the conditions are right (high temperature, humidity and enough food). They will eat meat, starches, cereals, milk products, fruit, clothing, paper, and live and dead insects, even each other. Cockroaches can spread from one place to another in cardboard boxes, baskets, luggage, furniture, appliances, etc. They can crawl from one place to another along sewer lines, conduits, water lines and other service conditions. Domestic cockroaches primarily have nocturnal habits; so many people generally are unaware of the extent to which they contaminate food. Their habit of regurgitating partially digested food and often dropping feces while feeding are potentially dangerous features to spreading disease. Cockroaches have been found to carry bacteria, virus, fungi and protozoa that are hazardous to human health.

For your own health and that of your family get rid of them as soon as possible.


Call Ideal pest control to eliminate them from your home and business