Cockroaches might look like fairly standard beetle-like insects, but this is far from the truth. They have evolved over millions of years to be incredibly talented survivors that can survive and thrive in even the most brutal conditions. Without professional help, it is unlikely that you will get rid of them.
There are several thousand species of cockroaches throughout the world, but only four of them are common UK pests. These are:
- German cockroaches
- American cockroach
- Oriental cockroach
- Asian cockroach
In the UK, the German roach is by far the most common and can be identified by its light brown hue and the two stripes that run along its torso. Domestic settings are ideal for these creatures, and getting rid of them once they are settled in takes experience and knowledge.
German cockroaches multiply at an alarming rate and an infestation will become critical very quickly. One female cockroach can produce around 200-300 cockroaches throughout their lifetime, especially during warm summer weather (25-30 C).
Each egg sac can hatch 30-50 eggs every few weeks, with these young going on to produce their own eggs soon after. Within the warm and calm environment of a humid home, you could be hosting a cockroach factory without even realizing it until the infestation is well and truly established.
These insects carry their eggs with them and release them when the nymphs are ready to merge. Nymphs, or baby roaches, are usually dark-coloured with a light-coloured stripe. They reach maturity in about 40-125 days. An adult is about 12-15mm long and can live anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
These insects are mainly omnivorous and will feed of waste of human beings, starches, rubbish, plants, fruits, vegetables and meat. They also feed on other materials found around the household like leather, clothes, starch in bookbinding, and flakes of dried skin.
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/crawlspaces in various places.
Usually, you will not see them in the daytime unless there is a large population, but many people will come across them unexpectedly in the night, suddenly realising there is a problem.
Dangers and Risks Brought by Cockroach in Glasgow
Cockroaches flourish as pests in homes, restaurants, offices, hospitals and any other human habitations. Over and above being repulsive, they will contaminate your food and utensils with their offensive odour and stains.
When it comes to health concerns, these insects can transmit infections through the bacteria they carry, especially salmonella, hepatitis virus and streptococcus which can all have incredibly adverse effects on your health.
Apart from this, these cockroaches’ products, such as saliva, cast skins, and leave faeces which can flare up allergies and asthma in people and pests.
How to Get Rid of Cockroach in Glasgow
Cockroaches are stubborn survivors, but 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 the United Kingdom. So, don’t let roaches ruin your home, just give us a call and we will handle the situation fast and effectively.