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GERMAN COCKROACH

GERMAN COCKROACH

 

Among all the species of Cockroaches ,German Cockroaches are the largest species . German Cockroaches are found all over the world.For the life of German Cockroaches water is the most essential element of their life. As in the residence water is mostly found in Kitchen ,washrooms and Laundry. German cockroaches are mostly found in these areas. For the control of this species of Cockroach bait or insecticide treatment is done in these areas. If the sanitation is poor the cockroach will move to other areas of the house . Places where this species of Cockroach is found may include

  1. Homes
  2. Apartments
  3. Supermarket
  4.  Food processing plants
  5. Restaurants
  6. Ships(Cruise ships,Naval vessels)

These Cockroaches move in to homes and business some time by

  1. They can enter in to home from out side if there are opening leading in to home form out side . in some cases they can enter if your neighbour had the problem and they used insecticide as flushing agent to get rid of them
  2. Used furniture is another common point of entry for roaches. If you bring home used furniture it is important to inspect it thoroughly , a good vacuuming is also suggested if it is a cloth couch or chair for instance, to pick up any possible egg capsules that may be in the crevices.
  3. Paper bags brought into the home are a major form of entry into the home.  Sometimes you will not see an actual roach in a bag but there are instances when an egg capsule may have been laid within the bag and will hatch later.
  4. Some time the grocery shops have the Cockroach problem and when you bring the grocery in home make sure you check it before placing it in to shelves.Try and shop at stores that have higher sanitation levels.
  5. If someone has been in an environment where there were roaches there is always a chance that roaches or capsules may be within a pants cuff for instance.
  6. Newspapers, magazines and books can also be a breeding ground for roaches. They can live off the glues used in book bindings .
  7. Apartment or condo living can sometimes create a real challenge in keeping roaches out of your unit if someone else in the building has roaches.
  8. Used clothing of course is a familiar way that roaches will enter a home, especially if those clothes are sitting in an old cardboard box. This is a perfect breeding ground.
BIOLOGY

The male German Cockroach is light brown as compared to female which is slightly darker in color. There are two dark longitudianl stripes on the body.Bothe male and female have wings but cannot fly.The average life of German Cockroaches is less than 200 days.
the egg sack of German Cockroaches contains 30-40 eggs. The female carry the egg sacks with her until they are ready to hatch . The female tries to lay the eggs in the darker places away form the other cockroaches so that young nymph could be saved from other cockroaches .This behaviour of eating each other is know as cannibalism. Due to this nature, when the Cockroach bait is applied and is being consumed by them .when they die in their hiding area or harborage areas, the live one eat the dead ones and the bait is transferred to the alive one and the whole colony gets the effect of bait
The feces of German Cockroaches contains pheromones. These pheromones play any important role for he aggregation behaviour of them. The fecel marks look like black pepper.Due to the aggregative behaviour the bait if placed in to the crack and crevices will have a good control.

PREVENTION
  1. If cockroaches are migrating into a building or from another part of a building, install weather stripping and caulking where plumbing passes from infested areas into uninfested areas.
  2. Eliminate hiding places. For example, caulk cracks and crevices in dark, moist areas to discourage cockroaches.
  3. Inspect items brought into a building, especially food containers, furniture, appliances and clothing.
  4. Cockroaches need food, water and shelter. Make any plumbing repairs and modifications needed to eliminate as much standing water as possible.
  5. Do not allow food particles to accumulate Common feeding areas include unwashed dishes, pet dishes, uncovered pet food containers, litter boxes, waste containers, and areas under refrigerators, stoves, sinks and furniture.

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Updated: June 1, 2015 — 6:19 am

COCKROACH ENTRY IN TO HOMES

COCKROACH ENTRY IN TO HOMES

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KINDS OF  COCKROACHES AND WAYS OF ENTERING IN TO HOMES

COCKROACH ENTRY IN TO HOMES


The kinds of cockroaches most commonly found are American , smoky brown , brown  Australian , German  and Asian. The smallest cockroaches, the German, Asian, and brown banded , are close to the same size and the adults are seldom more than 5/8″ long. The larger cockroaches, the American, Australian, brown, and the smoky brown, are 1 1/4″ – 2″ long and are often called palmetto bugs. Though they are generally found outdoors, they can become an indoor problem when they migrate or are carried indoors.  Outdoor cockroaches do not survive well indoors and many times people overreact to the presence of these cockroaches. Often, removal of these outdoor cockroaches from the house is all that is needed for control.

HOW COCKROACH  ENTERY IN TO HOMES HAPPENS

 
WALK IN
Roaches do not generally walk in through your front door but in some special cases they have been known to do so. For instance in the summer, if you home is in close proximity to your neighbors and they have roaches or maybe are fogging or bombing their home to get rid of them, roaches that escape to the outdoors may run into your home for safety. To prevent this situation you can apply a liquid residual spray along all entry points into your home such as patio and door thresholds, windows and open drains.
  •   Used furniture 
  • Used furniture is another common point of entry for roaches. If you bring home used furniture it is a good idea to try and leave outdoors for a day or maybe in the garage rather than bring directly into your home. Inspect the furniture thoroughly and if you are suspicious of roaches you can put the piece into a confined area, such as a storage room or garage and set off a roach aerosol bomb. A good vacuuming is also suggested if it is a cloth couch or chair for instance, to pick up any possible egg capsules that may be in the crevices. Always dispose of the used bag into an outside trash receptacle. Roaches will also comfortably nest around wood as well, like in the corner framework or a desk or dresser, so perform a thorough inspection of the piece before bringing it inside.
   Paper bags 
Paper bags brought into the home are a major form of entry into the home. Paper bags provide nourishment and great harborage for roaches living between the seams and flaps. Sometimes you will not see an actual roach in a bag but there are instances when an egg capsule may have been laid within the bag and will hatch later. I strongly suggest that you don’t store paper bags in the home but discard them for recycling. I can’t tell you how many times I have discovered roaches living in paper bags stored under a kitchen sink.
     GROCERY
    • Check all groceries you bring into your home as you put them away. It is best to put items away right away so that in case there are any roaches you will be able to spot them quickly before they can spread elsewhere. Try and shop at stores that have higher sanitation levels.
    •    People and Luggage
    • People can also transport roaches into your home. It is unfortunate, but very possible that they will come in along with people. If someone has been in an environment where there were roaches there is always a chance that roaches or capsules may be within a pants cuff for instance. It’s a good idea to even consider leaving clothes you have on outside or in the garage if you have been somewhere where roaches have been traveling until you can inspect and launder them.
      Newspapers, magazines 
    • Newspapers, magazines and books can also be a breeding ground for roaches. They can live off the glues used in book bindings for instance, so inspect any paper products coming into your home.
      Apartment or condo living
    • Apartment or condo living can sometimes create a real challenge in keeping roaches out of your unit if someone else in the building has roaches. You all share the same roof and usually walls as well. Regular routine exterminating throughout all units is ideal. You can also apply roach powders or perform a monthly residual treatment throughout your unit to at least kill roaches that may enter. I don’t know of anything that will effectively stop them from entering, but you can at least have something there to kill them once they do enter. This coupled with high sanitation levels will serve you well.
      Used clothing
    • Used clothing of course is a familiar way that roaches will enter a home, especially if those clothes are sitting in an old cardboard box. This is a perfect breeding ground. In these cases I suggest you take the clothes out of the box and put them into plastic bags while still outside of your home, discard the box and wash the clothes right away if you are at all suspicious. A hot water wash is always best.
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HOW TO CONTROL COCKROACHES BY INTEGRATED PEST MANAGMENT (IPM)

Cockroach Control

COCKROACH  EXTERMINATOR DELTA

For the  best control of Cockroaches it is important to adopt the IPM  programme . This programme involves

MONITORING

IN monitoring following key points should be closely looked up

IDENTIFICATION

There are many species of Cockroaches are existing. Every species may need different control strategy. German cockroach control is different than Asian one. some time the out door cockroach like smoky brown roaches nymph are miskaen for indoor species such as German Cockroach.

INSPECTION

The population of Cockroaches increase very fast. some time their population is unnoticed unless they posses the health risk .In order to find out the extent of problem the area where Cockroaches are most likely to be found should be inspected thoroughly.  For this purpose a flushing agent chemical like Pyrethrin  can be used . you can also use flash light to look in to hard to see area. Sticky paper can be used to find out the area of infestation. The traps would help to find out  they type of Cockroach ,level of population and pinpoint  the problem areas.

PREDICTION and EVALUATION

After indentification and inspection , the next step is to predict when the population would be at level that it needs some treatment.

DECISION

After the above step are followed its the time to decide wheather to go  with checmical or non chemical  treatment.where to treat and when to treat. which areas should be carefully treated so save the kids and pets.

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COCKROACH CONTROL BY NON-CHEMICAL METHODS

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If you don’t want to use chemical inside your house or business to control this creepy pest. you can use these option

SANITATION FOR COCKROACH CONTROL

For the life of any creature it needs two important things, food and water. If the sanitation conditions are good and no food source is available to cockroach its gone be easy to control them. Sanitation alone is not the control for cockroaches, but it will help to reduce the population of cockroaches. For the life of Cockroach water is most important factor . In urban areas water is available in Kitchen and washroom , that’s why their population is mostly noticed in these areas.

EXCLUSION FOR COCKROACH CONTROL

This step is important part in case of the Cockroaches invading the house or building from outside like smoky brown cockroaches. The inside treatment would have little effect as more and more cockroaches will move inside from outside . Exclusion could be achieved by weather proofing the door and windows, caulking cracks and crevices, sealing plumbing, trimming trees and shrubs close to the house and  windows and attic vents.

VACUUMING FOR COCKROACH CONTROL

Cockroaches can be removed with he help of vacuum. This will help to remove those Cockroaches which are even resistant to chemicals.The major population of cockroaches would be knocked down.while vacuuming dust mask should be used as vacuuming will breakdown the body parts of cockroach and may be inhaled and could cause asthma.

GLUE TRAPS

The glue traps are helpful to control the cockroaches in reducing the population , find out the type of cockroaches ,this will help to figure ut what kind of treatment should be started ,as German cockroach treatment is different from  smoky brown cockroaches.

NESTING SITE MODIFICATION (HARBORAGE AREA)

Most of the nesting sites of Cockroaches includes sewers,basement and crawlspace ,around pipes and behind the fridge and dishwasher area.Paper and cardboard are the excellent nesting sites. out side wood piles excessive mulch and thick vegetation are good harborage sites.all these area should be inspected and modified.

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