cockroach pest control in portobello
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures that spend their day hiding in cracks and crevices. You might just catch a glimpse if you come home in the dark and put the lights on .
They can also give off an unpleasant smell, in these cases it’s usually a large infestation. The German cockroach is a small species of cockroach, measuring about 1.3 cm to 1.6 cm (1/2″ to 5/8″) long.
It is light brown, and has two dark streaks running from the head to the base of the wings. Nymphs have a pale area positioned on the dorsal thorax.
Cockroaches are one of the most common and prominent household insects in the world, and can be found in established human populations throughout the world they are particularly fond of inhabiting restaurants, food processing facilities, hotel rooms, and nursing homes. In colder climates, it is found only near human habitats.
The German cockroach is originally from Asia and it is also very closely related to the Asian cockroach to the extent that to the casual observer they appear nearly identical and may be mistaken for the other.
Adult size: 13 -16 mm
Number of moults: 5 – 7
Development time (Egg to adult): 1 – 3 months
Length of adult stage: 3 – 6 months
Number of ootheca produced in female lifetime: Average 5
Number of eggs produced per ootheca: Average 30 – 40
How they affect you
Cockroaches can carry dysentery, gastro-enteritis typhoid and food poisoning organisms which can spread from the body of the cockroach and the secretions they leave behind.
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