Cockroach Pest Control Sydney
Cockroach Pest Control Sydney The American cockroach is 1.5 inches long, making them the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches. They generally live in moist areas, but they can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. Moreover, American cockroaches prefer warm temperatures.
In residential areas, these cockroaches live in basements, around pipes and sewers, and may move outdoors into yards during warm weather. Furthermore, these cockroaches can also be found in basements, crawl spaces and foundations.
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Cockroach Life Cycle
First, nymphs hatch from egg cases that the adult female cockroach deposits. Then, as the nymph grows, it sheds its “skin” or exoskeleton so it can get larger. Apparently, each nymphal stage is larger than the previous one. Consequently, an adult cockroach emerges after the last nymphal stage.
To illustrate, the figure shows a simplified image of the life cycle (egg stage, nymph stage and adult stage) of the German cockroach.
Cockroach Life Cycle
Most Common Pest Cockroaches
There are different cockroaches normally encountered by humans in his dwellings and food establishments. So, the most common of these are the German cockroach (Blattella germanica), the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), and the Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis). In particular, each of these cockroaches undergoes a life cycle involving an egg capsule, a series of nymphs, and an adult.
With the exception of the female Oriental cockroach, the adults of these three cockroaches have well-developed wings. However, they almost never fly. Hence, movement by both the adults and the wingless nymphs is by walking or rapid running.
These three cockroaches can be distinguished by color and size. For example, adult German cockroaches are tan to medium brown in color. They are fairly small in size that ranges 10-15 mm. On the other hand, adult American cockroaches are reddish brown in color and large in size that could be 35-40 mm. Although, Adult Oriental cockroaches are rather fairly large in size that is around 26-30 mm and are shiny, dark brown or black in color.
Cockroach Feeding Habits
Cockroaches require food, water, and places to hide and are, therefore, found in situations where these requirements can be met. Of course, they are nocturnal. In fact, they remain hidden during the day and becoming active at night to obtain food and water and to reproduce.
For instance, the German cockroach commonly occurs in kitchens. However, the American cockroach appears more often in food establishments. The Oriental cockroach, on the other hand, is usually associated with dampness around sinks or in basements.
Cockroaches are not normally encountered by humans unless their populations become very large.
These insects will eat almost anything. Cockroaches can chew almost everything such as left-over human food, wood, leather, cigarette butts, toothpaste, milk, and sugary materials. They may also feast on coffee grinds, glue, soap, feces, and including fabric. In addition, they can also chew shoes, paint, the glue on the back of the wallpaper, human hair, fingernails, etc.
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