Protect Your Health, Your Home from Cockroaches
What is your feeling when you see a cockroach scurrying across your home? Most of us would feel worried and scared. The negative feelings toward a cockroach are natural because we all know that cockroach is a common house pest in Singapore.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, coming out at night to look for food. Some of their tell-tale signs of their existence are odour, cockroach droppings and damaged food packaging. Cockroaches are detrimental to humans because they tend to pick up diseases by lying around in filthy places. They also transmit diseases that may cause food poisoning symptoms should they come into contact with food, utensil and surface. A cockroach infestation has to be stopped and properly controlled.
Many of you would wonder “do cockroaches bite humans?” There can be a small possibility of a cockroach bite when you are sleeping at night but the bite should be so small that is it of no major concern.
The best way to get rid of roaches would be adopting good housekeeping practices and basic pest proofing in your residential home. Only then can you continue and maintain the status of being pest-free and pest disease-free.
The 3 common cockroach species in Singapore are American cockroach, German cockroach and Brown-banded cockroach.
Cockroach Fun Facts!
Here are some cockroach facts you may have never known! Roaches are way older than dinosaurs and they are a close relative of the termite family.
· Did you know?
The cockroach is closely related to the termite family with evidence showing that termites are evolved from cockroaches.
· In some countries, people fry cockroaches to eat! They are fried and served on sticks.
· Cockroaches are more than 300 million years old and they dated way back even before the dinosaurs!
· Cockroaches can stay hungry for many months but they can’t survive without water for up to a week.
· The largest cockroach in the world found measures up to 100mm in length.
Rentokil Singapore Cockroach Pest Control Services
Pest control for cockroach control is important to prevent a cockroach infestation that will get out of hand with cockroaches reproducing fast. Cockroach eggs are produced in a hard capsule-like shell known as ootheca which can house up to 48 eggs in one ootheca. The nymph matures into a full grown adult in less than 6 weeks. That is why it can be difficult in getting rid of cockroaches effectively without the help of Rentokil pest control!
Many people would be interested to know of how to kill cockroaches and what kind of cockroach bait they should use to get rid of cockroaches in their homes. Rentokil pest control is the expert in this area and we can help you with our professional treatments and advices.
Rentokil cockroach pest control services for residential homes and apartments comprise of solutions which include gel baiting and residual spraying. These are highly targeted at the cracks and crevices areas where cockroaches hide
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