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Pest Control Fumigation in Karachi: Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. There are approximately 4,000 living species of cockroaches in the world.
Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children.
The American cockroach is the major cockroach found in houses. Despite its name, American cockroach is not native to North America.
Female American cockroaches make protective cases for their eggs. After forming a capsule, the roach deposits it in a warm, humid area. An average American roach egg capsule contains about 16 eggs.
When the eggs hatch, the tiny nymphs come out of the capsule. As they grow, the baby cockroaches shed their skins. If there is plenty of food, American cockroaches can develop from egg to adult in as little as 5½ months.
Diet: American cockroaches will eat just about anything including plants and other insects.
Habitat: Cockroaches prefer to live in warm, dark, wet areas, like sewers and basements. They often enter structures through drains and pipes. also American cockroaches can be found in homes. Cockroaches are also common in commercial buildings, such as restaurants, grocery stores and hospitals.
Impact: Cockroaches crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs.
Prevention: Keep cooking, eating and food storage areas clean and dry.
If you see cockroaches it is best to call us Hafi General Services, pest management professional.
Brown banded Cockroaches:
Brown banded cockroaches get their name from the two light bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. The male’s wings are larger than the female’s wings. Cockroaches often hide their eggs in or under furniture. Usually live 5-6 ½ months.
German cockroaches are well known indoor cockroaches with a distribution that is world wide. Adults are easily recognized by their light brown or tan coloration with two black horizontal stripes located on the pronounce immediately behind the head and growing to a length of 13-16 mm. The much smaller young or nymphs are darker, almost black in color.
What Do They Eat?
German cockroaches are scavengers, capable of feeding any food source available, including toothpaste, soap and the bindings of books. These pests are known for their ability to capitalize on the availability of even the smallest food by feeding on crumbs missed during cleaning or feeding on the dirty dishes left in the sink overnight.
Keep food in sealed containers. The German cockroach loves food. If you eliminate food sources by placing open foods in the refrigerator or sealed plastic bags and airtight bins, you greatly minimize the attraction for the roaches to spend time in your home and kitchen.
Keep your kitchen clean in particular the corners and under and behind appliances. Cockroaches will find what you missed. That’s a fact. Give your kitchen a thorough wipe down once a day to ensure that there are no hidden crumbs or food trails that may be enticing to those pesky little creatures.
Sanitize regularly. Sanitizing not only gets rid of the scent of food, but also of potentially pathogens stemming from infected roaches crawling over your kitchen counter. The cleaner it is the less likely they will be to return.
Oriental Cockroaches probably get their names from trade ships but they are actually from Africa. They are large and very dark compared to other cockroaches. They usually travel through sewer pipes and drains.