Type of Cockroach Species
- American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
- German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)
- Brown Banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa)
- Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis)
Cockroaches do not have a specific dietary preference, they consume a wide variety of food and items. They eat almost anything and everything
Facing any Cockroach issues?
reasons WHY COCKROACH is CONSIDERED A PEST:
1. fOOD CONTAMINATION
The main concern over cockroach as a pest is that they are vectors for bacteria, virus and fungi. Besides being able to spread Salmonella, a pathogen which causes food poisoning, they are also a carrier to Streptococcus, Clostridium and others that cause deadly diseases. These diseases can be caused via contamination of food.
Contamination of food can occur through their excrement. Cross-contamination can also occur when bacterial organisms get deposited onto food. These bacterial organisms can be picked up while they were scavenging for food (trash, sewage, etc.) or from other raw food sources.
In addition, cockroaches do not have a specific dietary preference, they consume a wide variety of food and items. They eat almost anything and everything! Other than the food that we eat, they also consume things like soap, glue, leather as well as animals, animal fecal and dead plants. This significantly increases the chances of cross-contamination.
We may develop allergic reaction towards cockroach due to the presence of allergens in their saliva secretions and body parts. This can trigger an undesirable reaction that results in skin rashes, watery eyes and sneezing.
These allergens may cause severity in asthmatic people or even life-threatening. Whereas people who are non-asthmatic can still develop cockroach asthma when inhaling allergens cockroach.
3. Cockroach Bites
Getting bitten by a cockroach is really rare but some species do bite. As mentioned above, cockroach eats almost anything which hence includes fingernails, soft part of the skin and even strands of hair!
life cycle of cockroach
signs of cockroach infestation
cockroach reproduction methods
There are three reproduction methods in which eggs are hatched depending on cockroach species
Did you know?
A cockroach can live a week without its head as they have open circulatory system that allows them to breathe through little holes in each of their body segments. Therefore, they do not depend on the mouth or head to breathe. The cockroach dies a week later because without a mouth it can’t drink water and will die of thirst.