The Cockroach Life Cycle

There are three stages in the Cockroach life cycle: egg, nymph, and adult. Roach eggs develop in a casing called the ootheca. When a female roach is carrying an ootheca she is said to be ‘gravid’. The egg cases are so distinctive in shape and size. One ootheca can contain up to 50 eggs. Some cockroaches glue the ootheca to a hard surface so it can’t be removed until the eggs inside it hatch. German cockroach is unique in that she carries the ootheca for nearly the entire incubation period. Once hatched all roaches develop with gradual metamorphosis. Development from eggs to adults takes 2-4 months.

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  • The German cockroach’s  egg cases are light brown in color and typically measure about 1/3 inch (8–10mm) in length.
  • The American cockroach’s ootheca is mahogany brown in color and measures approximately 1/3-inch (8–10mm) in length.
  • The brown-banded cockroach’s ootheca is yellowish or reddish-brown in color and averages 1/4-inch in length.

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Cockroach Control

All homes occasionally run into any number of household pests. Cockroaches in the home can be incredible difficult to get rid of. More than $1.5 billion a year is spent on roach control in the U.S. Once a pest is identified, you will be better able to determine the factors which limit its reproduction and survival potential. Some of the common places to treat include areas such as under sink cabinets or vanities, above drop ceiling frames, under appliances, and any other equipment that cockroaches are typically known to hide. Check the sources of the roaches by tracing their paths.

The idea is to place the poison where the cockroaches are without blocking or interfering with their normal activities.

Get rid of cockroaches!

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Pest Control

Bed Bugs Treatment and Extermination

Cockroaches are among the most undesirable insect intruders in the home. We all have pest problems and are in need of solutions that work. They are associated with filth and unsanitary conditions, although they occasionally invade the best-kept homes. Most do-it-yourself products are not that effective. Professional pest control service is more dependable, thorough and is a much more effective way to rid your home of pests. Choose a strategy that will be most effective and will cause the least harm to people and the environment.

Professional pest control equipment to make your pest control more effective:
Dusters, Bait Guns, UV Flashlights, Foamers, Sprayers, Granular Spreaders, Vacuums, Fogging Equipment, Safety Equipment, Respirators, Chemical Gloves.

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To control pests, you need to know:

What kinds of pests are present?
Characteristics of the damage they cause.
What control tactics are available?

The best defense against cockroaches is a clean house!

The Roaches

Cockroaches prefer different habitats depending on the species. The three most common are the German cockroach, the American cockroach and the brownbanded cockroach.

 

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Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

COCKROACHES have white blood.
THE COCROACH can live without its head for an entire week.
FEMALE COCKROACHES can mate once and remain pregnant for the rest of their lives.

 

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Cockroaches have a broad, flattened body and a relatively small head.

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