How to control cockroaches

Example of a coakroach infestation problem in the kitchen
Example of a coakroach infestation problem in the kitchen

Roaches are some of the most annoying pests we may encounter in the home. The health risk they pose and their ability to overpopulate quickly makes them very irritating. Cockroaches belong to Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta and Order Blattaria. They are known to breed and expand colonies at a very fast rate depending on conditions. Cockroaches are very resistant insects and most times, prevention may be actually better than ridding them completely.

Types of common coakroaches
Types of common cockroaches
  • How they get in: they access homes through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes. We even bring them in on products like grocery bags, boxes, purses and on our person!
  • Their Ideal environment: Your home is an ideal breeding ground for certain pest species of cockroaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round.
  • Reproduction: Cockroaches reproduce quickly. They hatch very tiny eggs that look dust like
  • Evasiveness: Because cockroaches typically are nocturnal and like hiding. If you spot one any other time, you probably have an infestation
  • health hazard: in children and sensitive individuals, the debris created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies.
  • Getting rid of them: Where accessible, rid yourself of roach eggs in draws, kitchen corners, fridge door rubber, under oven and microwaves.If they are too many in numbers, consider an exterminator because they gain resistance to over the counter insecticides very quickly

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