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Knowing cockroaches
Cockroaches control
Quick facts

Knowing cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most commonly faced pest problems in Singapore. On the sight of one sends most people shrieking or disgusted. Cockroaches can be quite a health hazard. They are known to contaminate foods as well as utensils through carrying human pathogens such as Salmonella and E.coli. This results in humans contracting diseases such as food poisoning and diarrhoea upon consumption of such food. Products of infestations such as saliva, faeces and cast skins can cause allergies and asthma in people, most prone to these are the young ones. Roaches also destroy fabric and paper.

Cockroaches are nocturnal animals that hide in the day and are active at night. They usually hide in places such as crevices, or anywhere that has spaces where surfaces touch them on both sides. They come in the dark to search for food, which can sometimes be backing glue, leather, book bindings, and bar soap. Some cockroaches are known to be able to live up to 3 months without food. Usually, there are more cockroaches in the area as compared to those that are seen by humans.

Image of Cockroach Cycle

Cockroaches start from an egg, develop into a nymph and finally an adult. An egg case laid by the adult usually contains between 16-50 eggs.

Cockroaches control

To get rid if an infestation, insecticide is usually used to eliminate the roaches. However this must be combined with good hygienic and sanitation practices.

Quick facts

  • Cockroaches are associated with unhygienic and filthy conditions
  • Known to carry bacteria and germs that cause diseases
  • All 3 forms of the life cycle, egg cases, nymphs and adults can be found in the infested area
  • Unnecessary sources of water, food and hiding places should be eliminated
  • Use traps, residual and non-residual insecticide sprays and insecticide dusts to eradicate cockroaches

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