Cockroaches may seem like delicate little insects, but they are not as delicate as they seem to be. These insects are marvels of evolution. They have been on earth for millions of years, thriving and surviving all adverse conditions.
There are more than 4500 species of cockroaches in the world today; 30 are associated with humans, and 4 of them are common pests. The 4 common pests include the American cockroach, German cockroach, Asian cockroach and the Oriental cockroach. In the UK, the German cockroach is among the most persistent and troublesome indoor species. It has two stripes on the outer body and is light brown in color. Unlike American ones, they prefer domestic households and are quite difficult to get rid.
German cockroaches multiply very fast. One female cockroach can reproduce up to 30,000 cockroaches. Warm weather (25-30 C) makes a conducive environment to lay eggs. Each egg sac can hatch 30-50 eggs at a time, with a new egg producing a new egg case every few weeks. Within the coziness of a warm and humid home, you could he hosting a cockroach factory without even realizing it.
These insects carry their eggs with them, and release them when the nymphs are ready to merge. Nymphs, or baby roaches, are usually dark-colored with a light-colored stripe. They reach maturity in about 40-125 days. An adult is about 12-15mm long and can live a few months to a couple of years.
These insects are mainly omnivorous, and will feed of waste of human beings, starches, garbage, plants, fruits and vegetables. They also feed on household items, like leather, clothes, starch in book binding, flakes of dried skin, kitchen crumbs, sweets and meat products.
Since they are nocturnal in nature, they are inactive during the day. During the daytime, they will hide in the dark, quiet environments such as, corners of doors, sub-floors, cupboards, kitchen sinks, under drawers, behind appliances, near plumbing fixtures and cracks in various places. Usually, you will not see them in the daytime unless there is a large population, but try turning on the kitchen light at 2.am and you will be surprised at what you see.
Dangers and Risks Brought by Cockroach in Glasgow
Cockroaches literally flourish as pests in homes, restaurants, offices and even hospitals; as long there is food. Apart from being very repulsive, they will contaminate your food and utensils with their offensive odor and stains. When it comes to health concerns, these insects can transmit infections through the bacteria they carry, especially the Shigella and Salmonella, hepatitis virus and Streptococcus. This can lead to typhoid, dysentery, food poisoning and diarrhea.
Apart from this, these cockroaches’ products, such as saliva, cast skins, and feces, can cause allergies and asthma in people and pests.
How to Get Rid of Cockroach in Glasgow
It’s not always easy to eliminate these hardy roaches, even with chemicals, as they have white starchy substance that help them neutralize and lessen the effects of chemical substances that threaten to kill them. However, with professional help, these troublesome pests can easily be a thing of the past. Just call Clark Pest Control for Cockroach Control in Glasgow. We have highly skilled pest technicians who will employ innovative and effective cockroach control methods to get rid of these pests in your property.
We have branches all over Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. So, don’t let roaches ruin your home, just give us a call and we will handle the situation fast and effectively.