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Cockroaches: "Super Breeder"

Common pest in the world & contaiminate food & spread numerous diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever and salmonellosis, etc. Tracing back over 400 million years, their resilience and ability to hide and breed quickly makes them a challenge to manage, especially without professional help. Also caused allergic reactions in sensitive individuals  such as dermatitis (itching) of skin & edema (swelling) of eyelids.

COCKROACHES' FACTS

Cockroaches are of ancient origin tracing back over 400 million years. They have not changed much and are distributed all over the world. Belonging to the order of Dictyoptera which contains over 4,000 species, the “domestic” or “domiciliary” species that adapted to human habitats are the troublesome ones for men.

 

In Singapore, the five common domestic species are:

  • American Cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana)

  • Australian Cockroaches (Periplaneta Australasiae)

  • Brown Cockroaches (Periplaneta Brunnea)

  • German Cockroaches (Blatella Germanica)

  • Oriental Cockroaches (Blalla Orientalis)

 

Their life cycle pass through 3 stages from egg, nymph to adult (incomplete metamorphosis) with their eggs deposited in groups and protected by a protective cover called the ootheca or egg case. Depending on the species of cockroaches, the number of eggs in each ootheca can range from 16 up to 40. Of the species, the German cockroaches are the most resilient & there are numerous findings of chemical resistance making control of them difficult. At the same time, the female German cockroaches carry their eggs with them and only deposit them when they are about to hatch, thus starting an infestation again. 


Vectors of numerous diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever and salmonellosis, etc that caused food poisoning to humans, they are also highly resistant to harsh environment and can live almost a month with food and 2 weeks without water. 

    SIGNS TO LOOKOUT

  • Cockroach egg cases.

  • Nymphs or adults.

  • Cockroach faeces

  • Disgusting, persistent & offensive odors.

  • Cockroaches shredded skins.

    PREVENTION

  • Regularly clean kitchen of grease & debris.  

  • Repair leaking pipes, faucets or sinks.

  • Remove food crumbs, stains or food waste.

  • Empty bin regularly.

  • Clean bin thoroughly once a week.

  • Avoid amassing clutter (boxes, newspapers).

  • Check on exposed water sources such as jugs, water tanks, vases.

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INTEGRATED COCKROACHES MANAGEMENT

INSPECT & DETECT

A thorough inspection and detection is carried out to located their hiding places and confirmed their species. Potential harborages such as crevices, electrical ducting are checked for any sign of droppings, eggs, etc. 

FORMULATE PLAN

After correct identification of cockroach species, a customized plan is formulated based on your premise for the most suitable type of treatment ranging from flush out, residual spraying, baiting, & bait plan mapped out. 

EXECUTE & TREATMENT

Our highly skilled & certified cockroach team will plan & execute treatments while taking into safety, health & your environment.  With our focus on safe & green chemicals, you can be assured of continued protection with sustainability.

ADVICE ON PREVENTION

Any structure issues such as leaky pipes, faucets, wall cracks and crevices that provide harborages as well as sanitation improvements will be highlighted to achieve long-term prevention.  

EVALUTE & MONITOR

Follow up checks on treatments till infestation clears with detailed digital reporting for you to track the treatment progress.  Subsequent regular routine detections to ensure they are kept at bay from your premise. 

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Troubled by Cockroaches?

Speak to our cockroach specialists to find out more how we can help you treat, prevent & protect your premise today!

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