With great adaptability and survival skills, cockroaches thrive in warm, humid, urban environments. They are drawn to food sources and areas that are dirty, sticky, or damp. A vast range of material can be sourced as food, including cardboard, glue, and faeces. Cockroaches are known to hide inside cupboards, under fridges or in ceilings and are deterred by bright lights; this is why their eggs are often difficult to spot.
A cockroach infestation is irritating as they not only lay a single egg, but multiple at once. On average, an egg case can lay about 40 cockroaches. So, if you’ve seen a cockroach crawling around your home, there is a good chance that plenty more are hiding in dark areas of the house.
Not only do they fly, crawl, and bite, but they also pose a significant health risk. Cockroaches have been proven to spread diseases like salmonella, gastroenteritis, and food poisoning which can lead to fevers, vomiting and diarrhoea. They can also cause allergic reactions and enhance asthma sensitivities as they are known to leave behind pieces of shedded skin containing allergens.
If you think that you have a cockroach infestation, it is crucial to involve an expert immediately. Store bought fixes are a temporary solution as they do not eradicate cockroach nests. The technicians at Annual Pest Management can detect cockroaches in all stages of life and use cutting-edge methods to reduce the risk of future infestation.