Dealing with a cockroach infestation


Dealing with a cockroach infestation                                                                                                        The infestation of an apartment with cockroaches is often attributed to lack of cleanliness, the animals actually come in meticulously dressed and tidy apartments as well as homes with poor hygiene, But is true that cockroaches use dirt as well as food waste as food and cleaning the mess away will decrease the amount of food available for the cockroaches.

How cockroaches multiply

Cockroaches are bugs like insects. Only the males of the cockroach has wings, but they can not use them to fly. Mating occurs after the cockroach males have been lured by the females fragrances. The gestation period of the eggs depends on the ambient temperature and is at thirty degrees Celsius and two at twenty degrees Celsius is around three months. Male cockroaches reach sexual maturity in Northern Europe after an average of five months, while females require up to fifteen months. The development time of the cockroaches to sexual maturity differs in other territories on the basis of the respective temperature conditions.

Cockroaches can carry disease and therefore dangerous

The danger of emanating from cockroaches for humans is in the transfer of diseases and fungi. A possible protection against cockroaches infestation is to eliminate all fallen food on the ground immediately. Furthermore accessible for cockroaches water must be present in the apartment. Cockroaches prefer sweet foods, but they can also feed on particles of dirt. The sealing all gaps around the home can reduce the likelihood of penetration of cockroaches in to your home or apartment, although insects can push through extremely small openings. Cockroaches are extremely sensitive to light and remain in hiding during the day. The peak of activity of cockroaches takes place two to three hours after sunset. If there are dark and damp corners then they will hide there during the day, and this should be the first place to check to remove cockroaches,

With a larger infestation of cockroaches an exterminator may be necessary for the elimination of unwanted visitors. In addition, the treatment should include the entire house. If only a few cockroaches in the apartment can be seen, can the fight carried out with a commercially available spray itself. An alternative to spray offer scent traps, which must remain installed for several months, so that young cockroaches are caught. Another method of control offer sticky traps; this work similar to flycatchers, but are placed on the floor. It is important to treat a cockroach infestation quickly as the population can grow quickly.

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