Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings, restaurants and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water.
Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children.
They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria. The temperature of India is supports a lot in cockroach breeding.
They can be found infesting everything from homes to restaurants to offices. They may follow water pipes and cracks through walls from one room to another and even from one apartment to another.
Cockroaches usually enter into buildings by means of food materials or other items brought into the premises.
Most other cockroach species invade from the outside or sewers or drains.
Once inside they can easily multiply their population spread into the entire apartment and building.
Most cockroaches prefer to rest on wood rather than on metal and other surfaces. That’s why you’ll often find them living in wood cabinets or cardboard boxes. Large numbers of cockroaches may congregate in areas where fecal material has accumulated.
All dishes and food items should be removed from shelving before treating for cockroaches. Good sanitation helps put stress on a cockroach population by making them more susceptible to treatments and baits.
How to Know If You Have Cockroach Infestation:
- Cockroach droppings - Cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings that look like ground coffee.
- Egg capsules - Cockroaches lay eggs in a capsule, called an ootheca, containing multiple eggs.
- Live cockroaches - You might see cockroaches when turning on a light at night.
- Foul odour especially in damp and dark areas
- Body parts usually limbs
There are various options available for exterminating cockroaches. When applied correctly, each can control cockroaches effectively. Professional treatment is the most effective way to manage cockroaches in your home or business to guarantee a long-term solution and prevent re-infestation.
For businesses, a cockroach infestation will result in contamination of food and surfaces, damage to stored food, potential action by food safety authorities and damage to your reputation. The health hazards associated with this disease-spreading insect are a concern for both homeowners and businesses.
Cockroach Prevention Tips:
- Proof Entry Point – Cracks and Crevices around the sink, window and electrical windows and make sure the kitchen wall and floor tiles are well numbered.
- Store food items appropriately – use Tupperware or metal containers where possible, with a tightly fitting lid.
- Good Housekeeping – Clean up leftover food, sweep away any food scraps and mop the spillage immediately. Clean and clean all surfaces and floors regularly, removing all food residue.
- Eliminate clutter – Take supplies from locked boxes and stores in cupboards and open metal shelving. This will reduce the harbor areas for cockroaches and aid visual inspections.