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German Cockroaches

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German cockroaches have a life span of approximately 153 days for females and 128 days for males. For every female German cockroach have an ootheca which is the sack that hold the between 30 to 40 eggs of baby German cockroaches. The German Cockroaches have three different life stages which is the egg, nymph and the adult. German cockroaches have a reproduction cycle of 4 to 6 weeks with the nyphs becoming adults in 36 days so it is important to call Redline Pest Control once you start to see cockroaches.

We all know that the German cockroach can breed continuously and are often overlap with each generation making it harder to control an infestation once it breaks out in your home.

What are some signs of an infestation of German cockroaches? There can be blackish droppings around the sink area, walls, cupboard hinges and at night when you turn the light on you will see the cockroaches scattering away to avoid being seen. In some infestations you will notice that the cockroaches will spread from the kitchen and bathrooms and move out to any other part of the home, this is caused due to the level of the infestation of cockroaches and there is no hiding spaces so they move to other areas.

Did you know that German cockroaches can live without any food source for 1 month but they can only survive 1 week without water. This is because they are cold blooded.

A lot of people associate German cockroaches with dirty homes but this is not true, German cockroaches do not discriminate and will go to even the most cleanest homes. You can bring German cockroaches through shopping bags, crates, and boxes.

German cockroaches carry bacteria which are staphylococcus, Salmonella and streptococcus and often carry viruses.
It is vital for you to have a cockroach management in place to not only protect you and your family but also your home.

Did you know that cockroaches run through sewers and drains looking for any food source and then they could very well come up your drains and run along your bench tops leaving bacteria and viruses.
Nobody wants to see alive or dead cockroaches in their home and even with a good cleaning regime this can happen due to condense living with is in most apartments or even your neighboring house who have an infestation can spread to your home.

Here are some tips on preventing cockroaches making their way in to your home?
• Inspect all shopping bags and boxes when finished with them
• Don’t leave any food scraps or crumbs out.
• Wash all dirty plates and pest bowls once finished
• Take the rubbish out regularly.
• Wipe down all bench tops and surfaces after each meal

If you feel as though you have German cockroaches please do not hesitate to call Redline Pest Control on either 9920 0790 or 0449 007 657.