German Cockroach

German Cockroach Control in Brampton, Mississauga, Ontario, Toronto, Canada and other GTA. Call Now (+1(647)380-1205). The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is a small species of cockroach, typically about 1.1 to 1.6 cm (0.43 to 0.63 in) long. In colour it varies from tan to almost black and it has two dark, roughly parallel, streaks on the pronotum running anteroposteriorly from behind the head to the base of the wings. German cockroaches are omnivorous scavengers. They are attracted particularly to meats, starches, sugars and fatty foods. Where there is a shortage of foodstuffs, they may eat household items such as soap, glue and toothpaste. In famine conditions they turn cannibalistic, chewing at each other's wings and legs.

They are small compared to other pest species, so they can hide within small cracks and crevices that are easy to overlook, thereby evading humans and their eradication efforts. German cockroaches are also known to secrete a number of odorous compounds. When populations are present in large numbers.

The egg, nymph, and adult are the three stages of life in German cockroach. Female insect carries ootheca (The case or covering on the mass of eggs) which is extending out above or beyond from the posterior end of the abdomen. The entire life cycle of german cockroach depends on temperature, food availability, and competition among themselves, but is completed approximately in 100 days. German cockroach breed overlapping by several generations at one time. During favourable conditions of food shelter and environment German cockroach multiply exponentially. Well established german cockroach infestation contain 20% adult and 80% nymphs; so, if you see small cockroaches (nymph stage) along with adult cockroaches it means you have well established cockroach infestation. In feeding category cockroaches are omnivorous (feeds on all types of food/debris including plant source and animal source).

German cockroach contaminate your food by defensive secretions, pathogenic organisms, and feces while feeding/running on it. During heavy infestation it has been seen that cockroaches feed on sleeping humans on food remains on the lips. Some scientists found positive correlation between cockroach infestation and psychological stress which changes human behavior. We also observed that people with cockroach infestation at house are less entertaining because of the fear of skirmish with cockroaches.

How we can Help

Economical Pest Control inspects your property for egg capsules, live or dead cockroaches, antennae or any dropping specks. After inspection Our Team place monitors wherever we/you suspect cockroach activity. On the basis of infestation we choose appropriate method of the treatment.


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