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COCKROACHES

Cockroaches belong to the Order Dictyoptera. They are nocturnally active coc warm dark and moist environments. They harbour in cracks and crevices cockr omnivorous. Cockroaches are the most annoying pests because they can creep in the living room while you are entertaining your guests. Some people have a sensitivity to cockroach allergens; it is especially more in children below five years. The cockroach allergen can spread through its droppings, saliva, or its decomposing body. It can lead to severe asthma conditions in those with sensitivity to it. A cockroach can survive anywhere and hence it can spread so many different types of bacteria and parasites which is unimaginable. They carry pathogenic bacteria there are four major types of cockroaches.

1.) American Cockroach

 

 3).Brown Banded cockroach.

2).German Cockroach

 

4).Oriental Cockroach.

American Cockroach (periplaneta Americana)


This is the largest common household roach. It has reddish brown wings, a light brown body, and yellow margin around the shield on its back, Found nearly anywhere in a house, American roaches may contaminate fod, carry diseases damage book bindings fabrics, wallpaper and many other products.

German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)

It is most commonly found in restaurants, kitchens and stores where it is moist and warm. The German roach has two dark stripes down its back. The egg capsule contains 36-48 egs. which can become adults in 3 months. German roaches pollute foods, cause stains, create foul odours, and are capable of carrying disease organisms.

Brown-banded cockroach

Known as the furniture roach it is easily recognized by the alternating light and dark bands running across its back it is about the same size as the german roach but prefers a warm habitat and may be scattered through the entire building brown banded roaches but because of their scattered habit are often difficult to control.

Oriental Cockroach (blatta orientalis)


Oriental cockroach is primarily nocturnal oriental cockroach is dark incolourr lives in warm humid places prefer narrow harborages close to food and water sources they can climb smooth surfaces average adult life span is 60 to250 days.