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Cockroaches and Cockroach Control West Rand

Cockroaches are attracted to dark and humid areas where there is decaying matter near to where people eat and drink as this ensures that they have their own source of food and water. Cockroaches are an ancient species of insect with approximately 4000 different species throughout the world, 25 of which have managed to spread across the globe due to accidental transportation via infested food and produce.  They are largely identified by their oval shape and notoriously smell bad and collect germs in the unsanitary places they frequent. They pose a serious threat to human health if their numbers remain uncontrolled.

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Our Treatment Process

In order to maximize the effectiveness in exterminating cockroaches, we aim for successful results within 21 days using four methods in a combined treatment in problem areas.

We believe in the combined approach of using outstanding techniques and products to make sure that we eliminate the infestation thoroughly by breaking the breeding cycle of the cockroach.

To minimize the opportunity for cockroach infestation, it is important that your house be cleaned regularly and that you look out for any signs of cockroach activity or eggs which look like small black dots.   Cockroaches are most attracted to kitchens where food is available in abundance.  It is important that we identify the breeding places such as dark, moist hiding places, cracks, crevices, cupboards under sinks, shelves in pantries and food storage cupboards.

Our professionally trained teams apply the correct pesticides and chemicals in the correct areas to make these environments intolerable for cockroaches to inhabit.

Cockroach Facts

Cockroaches are an ancient species of insect with approximately 4000 different species throughout the world, 25 of which have managed to spread across the globe due to accidental transportation via infested food and produce.  They are largely identified by their oval shape and foul odour and are one of the most common of household pests.

Cockroaches are one of the most resilient of creatures and can survive extreme environmental changes. This is the reason for their existence on the planet for over 320 million years.  Unlike most other insects, their diet is unspecific.  They are opportunistic feeders and can eat anything they find, which increases their chance of survival when certain food sources are no longer available.  This is also another reason why they are found everywhere.

Over the millennia, cockroaches have evolved to be able to reproduce under all circumstances, using pheromones to attract mates.  Some of the species are pathenogenic, which means that they can reproduce without the need of males.  Some cockroaches are ovoviporous i.e. their eggs remain inside their bodies, with or without an egg case, until they hatch. Females who lay their eggs like to insert them into safe places like crevices, otherwise she carries them until they are about to hatch.

Development of the cockroach nymphs is slow, taking anything from a few months to over a year to develop.  The laboratory-observed cockroaches have been recorded as living for four years which implies that the cockroach may live this long in a suitable environment in your home, breeding over this entire time causing extensive infestations.

Effect on Health

Cockroaches are highly mobile, moving from buildings to drains to sewers and amongst food in pantries, kitchens, storage facilities in their quest to search for food mainly at night. They also feed on human and animal faeces. They notoriously smell bad and collect germs in the unsanitary places they frequent. They pose a serious threat to human health if their numbers remain uncontrolled.  People may develop allergies with regular exposure to cockroaches or intestinal diseases, for example, diahorrea, dysentery, typhoid fever and cholera, all of which can escalate to become life threatening to people. Cockroaches are just as dangerous to human health as house flies.

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