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Cockroaches are well known for creating an unsightly mess and can cause health issues for people who suffer from asthma.
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Cockroaches are insects belonging to Order Blattodea. They represent a primitive and highly successful group of animals whose origins extend back at least 300 million years. Fossil evidence suggests that little change in their general body form has occurred since that time.
As a group, cockroaches exploit a diverse range of ecologies, living among decaying leaf matter, under bark, in caves and burrows, on the foliage of shrubs and in the nests of social insects, boring into wood and even adopting a semi-aquatic habit. While there are about 3500 species of cockroach worldwide, only about ten species have seriously exploited the dwellings of humans. Some species have become very successful scavengers that cohabit with people in many, indeed most of the human communities around the world.
Why Cockroaches Are Considered Pests
Cockroach species that have established some type of cohabitation with humans are widely regarded as pests. While their role in the transmission of diseases to humans is usually the main concern, there are various reasons for pest status.
Cockroaches may contaminate food products, utensils and various areas with droppings, cast skins, empty egg cases, dead cockroaches and vomit marks on surfaces.
Annoyance or fear reaction
Many people are annoyed or scared by the sight of cockroaches. This may be related to their fast, unpredictable movements and perhaps very spiky legs. Many find their presence abhorrent.
Where a substantial cockroach infestation exists, an unpleasant odour may develop, owing to secretions from the mouth and cuticle.
Some people are allergic to cockroaches. Extracts of cockroaches can bring about positive skin reactions in sensitive people and may cause an asthma attack in asthmatics. The allergen may be ingested where foods are contaminated with faeces or inhaled when dried faeces becomes part of house dust.
Cockroaches have been known to bite people, although such incidences are rare. In ships where the cockroach population was exceedingly high, sailors have suffered bites and gnawing of the fingernails, toenails, calloused parts and occasionally softer skin.
Although cockroaches have never been irrefutably proved to have transmitted pathogenic diseases to humans, several factors point to the likelihood that they play an important role in such disease transmissions:
- Cockroaches often dwell in environments that support the growth of organisms causing diseases harmful to humans (eg sewers, grease traps & other sources of polluted water)
- The same cockroaches may contact various surfaces (including food) in kitchens and food processing or handling facilities.
- Cockroaches are known to carry on their cuticle, and in their gut and faeces, disease organisms that affect humans. Each cockroach may typically carry several million disease-type or pathogenic bacteria on and inside its body. A variety of disease organisms may be carried, including salmonella (a genus of bacterial organisms that cause diseases, including food poisoning conditions, in humans and other animals) and other organisms causing gastroenteritis, dysentery, tuberculosis, hepatitis, typhoid fever and many other human disorders. Organisms that have been found naturally contaminating cockroaches include:
- 40 species of bacteria pathogenic to humans.
- The eggs of seven species of worms parasitic to humans.
- A variety of viruses potentially harmful to humans.
- Several pathogenic protozoa.
The health threat posed by cockroach populations that closely cohabit with humans is considered by most to be very serious. It is likely that cockroaches are responsible for much transmission of human diseases – perhaps most commonly intestinal-type diseases eg: Salmonella food poisoning. This reason by itself justifies, indeed, some would say necessitates the control of cockroaches in premises.
Do I require professional cockroach control?
A female German roach lays an egg situation, or ootheca, three to five weeks after fertilisation takes place. A solitary egg case includes approximately 50 nymphs (or child cockroaches) that can grow to trigger worry for house owners.
Residing in a cockroach-infested home can be hazardous to a persons health, as they spread out and additionally pollute food and also living areas with their faeces as well as fetid secretions.
Cockroach sprays can work, however is just a short term option. Gradually, the money invested in sprays will at some point stack up.
Traps are also effective, but only if you have a complete knowledge of cockroaches behavior as well as patterns.
Our service technicians are skillfully trained in cockroach control and also have the experience to completely understand their behaviour.
Tips for cockroach control in your residence:
- Keep all areas clean at all times as well as get rid of any stray things.
- Do away with or firmly cover pet food after your family pets are done with their meals.
- Vacuum clean rooms completely, focusing on cracks, holes as well as difficult to get at areas. Start at one end of the room and then continue on to the various other sides to guarantee no sections are missed.
- Use a cleaning product on floorings before cleaning completely dry.
- After vacuuming, take the vacuum cleaner bag out, seal it in a plastic bag and then discard it in the garbage bin which needs to have a firmly closing lid.
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