Homemade German Cockroach Trap

Homemade German Cockroach Trap

Homemade German Cockroach Trap

The German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)
What does a German cockroach look like?
They are brown with two dark stripes on thorax, they have got wings which are body length or that slightly overlap in a mans and female cockroaches
Is it correct that cockroaches carry disease?
Yes. Although there is no clear-cut evidence to implicate cockroaches with outbreaks of infectious diseases, some disease organisms which cockroaches have been discovered to be carrying are the following: Salmonella - that causes food poisoning in humans
Mycobacterium tuberculosis - that causes tuberculosis
Entamoeba histolytica - that causes amoebic dysentry
Escherichia coli - that causes gastro-enteristis
Ancylostoma sp. - Dog and human hookworms
Taenia sp. - Tapeworms
How have you any idea if you have a cockroach infestation?
Cockroach marks:These are liquid excreta produced by cockroaches when water is instantly available. The marks are generally brown, irregular healthy, often in the form of streaks in most cases larger than the circular marks left with the house fly.
Faecal pellets: These are produced when the is less water available (instead of liquid excreta) in most cases found by wall-floor junctions where cockroaches have a tendency to move along. The pellets are below 2mm long and are generally brown or black.
Egg cases(oothecae): The empty egg cases with the German cockroach are often hidden in harbourages, unhatched oothecae are not found because they are carried with the female until ahead of they hatch.
Live Insects: Live or recently dead adults or nymphs trapped on insect detectors might help provide clues for the extent with the infestation.
What is among the most favorable condition for German cockroaches?
The German cockroach species prefers hot and steamy conditions, thus an ideal place for these phones infest can be around kitchen equipment, sinks, around water pipes and radiators, behind wall tiles, and in fridge and freezer motors.
How can German cockroaches be prevented?
The ERDM Principal can be applied to treating cockroaches. ERDM stands for: Exclusion, Restriction, Destruction, Monitoring
Exclusion: Prevent cockroaches from gaining access by inspections of laundry, deliveries, new appliances etc
Restriction: Good housekeeping, cleanliness and proper waste management prevents a food supply for cockroaches
Destruction: Use of insecticides, fumigation and insect detectors
Monitoring: Constant monitoring to make certain that there is no further infestation