Getting rid of the cockroaches can sometimes be an extremely difficult and long-lasting job. Because of that, it is much better to prevent them by completely destroying cockroach eggs in the house than to struggle with detecting and removing them.
These insects have incredible survival skills and adapt to the changing environment.
How do you know if you have a cockroach infestation?
Cockroach marks:These are liquid excreta produced by cockroaches when water is readily available. The marks are usually brown, irregular in shape, often in the form of streaks and usually much larger than the circular marks left by the house fly.
Fecal pellets: These are produced when the is less water available (instead of liquid excreta) and usually found by wall-floor junctions where cockroaches tend to move along. The pellets are less than 2mm long and are usually brown or black.
Egg cases (oothecae): The empty egg cases of the German cockroach are often hidden in harbourages, unhatched oothecae are rarely found as they are carried by the female until just before they hatch.
Live insects: Live or recently dead adults or nymphs trapped on insect detectors may help provide clues to the extent of the infestation.
The reason why people exterminate them is that they are carriers of some unpleasant diseases like for instance salmonella or dysentery which both can be very harmful.
Many asthmatic people also have problems with the presence of cockroaches because their discarded skin gets airborne and can cause allergic and asthmatic reactions. People have been fighting these disease carriers for centuries.
However, they breed really fast and can cause serious infestation just in a week.
Hopefully, there are some methods of how to prevent them from entering our houses.
Throughout the years, people have developed some common cockroach control techniques that help them prevent infestation.
The best way to do that is to remove all the food particles that are available and that can become the target of cockroaches. It is also important not to leave food and drink scarps inside the house since cockroaches always look for water sources.
Keeping food in sealed containers is a good way to prevent cockroaches from coming, and if they eventually enter the house food will be protected.
This is a well-known fact that cockroaches love warm places and water. In order to prevent them from coming into our homes, it is important to take care that there are no water leaks.
Another thing that is very important to fight cockroaches is to make sure there are no cracks in the walls in the house, especially in the kitchen and the bathroom.
They find these cracks really fast and fix them so not providing them places, where they can stay, will prevent them from coming.
These common cockroach control techniques are enough to prevent cockroaches from coming in most of the cases if they do not help it is time to call a professional.