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There’s a good reason the sight of cockroaches sends shivers down your spine. Not only are these slimy guys downright ugly, they often carry harmful bacteria like E. coli. Unfortunately, these pests are nearly impossible to squash without the help of an exterminator with experience in cockroach control. Heck, a cockroach can live for at least a week after you chop its head off!
Although cockroaches have been going strong for some 300 million years, our cockroach control wipes them out fast.
What Are Cockroaches?
Cockroaches are a type of insect with a history stretching back some 350 million years. There are now thousands of different kinds of cockroaches inhabiting the planet, many of which are considered pests. Unfortunately for us, cockroaches are incredibly strong and can endure in even the harshest conditions. Plus, once a female is impregnated, she could produce hundreds of eggs throughout her life cycle.
From Ancient Egypt to the 21st century, humans have feared these germ-ridden critters for many sound reasons. Cockroaches can carry dozens of viruses and bacteria on their backs. Plus they produce allergens that can cause severe rashes and asthma attacks.
Common Queensland Species
According to the Museum of Tropical Queensland, there are ten species of cockroaches now in Australia. In Queensland, however, these are the three you need to be concerned about:
- German cockroaches
- American cockroaches
- Australian cockroaches
Of these three, German are the most common, especially in southeast Queensland. They are about 10mm long, light brown, and have two stripes on their heads.
Warning Signs Of Infestation
Besides seeing a few roaches in your home, the two most common warning signs you have an infestation are cockroach droppings and eggs. Typically, people describe droppings as resembling black peppercorns, while the eggs look like small brown pills. On top of these hair-raising sights, you might notice an extremely foul odour, smear marks, and cockroach skin.
Since they love dark and damp areas, you’re most likely to see them in your kitchen or bathroom. Here are a few of the most common places you’ll find them:
- Underneath the fridge
- In or under the sink
- In the shower
- Under the stove
- In the microwave
- Under the dishwasher
How Can You Control Cockroaches? – A Few Hygiene Tips
Good hygiene is critical to avoiding a cockroach infestation. Get in the habit of routinely cleaning and vacuuming all areas of your house, especially the kitchen. Always wipe away spills and food crumbs immediately as these will attract them.
You should also ditch cardboard boxes and place your food in sealable containers. If you like to eat on your bed, you should ditch that habit fast. Cockroaches have been known to feed on human fingernails, hair, and eyelashes.
Since cockroaches are attracted to water, you need to get all leaky faucets fixed ASAP. Frequently clean the grime out of your drains and dry out your sinks and showers before bedtime. Also, always clean out your pet’s food and water dishes before bed to avoid attracting “pesty pets.”
Homeowners with a more severe infestation could try chemical bait in targeted areas. For expert advice contact our cockroach control exterminators.
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