Cockroaches are one of the most common insects found in homes, restaurants, food handling areas, and they are perhaps the most despised and widespread pests known to man. There are approximately 3500 species of cockroaches of which only five or six species are pests of homes.
Most species feed only on vegetables, however, Cockroaches which live in houses are scavengers and will eat a wide variety of food such as cheese, beer, leather, bakery products, starch in book binding, glue, hair, some sweet substances and meat products.The pest species of Cockroaches are commonly nocturnal and hide during the day in warm, dark undisturbed places such as cracks and crevices in homes and shops, behind heating equipment, in sewers, storm water drains, outside buildings, in retaining walls and similar locations.
These insects have the ability to carry disease producing organisms, which include salmonella, dysentery, diarrhoea and others. The organisms causing these diseases are carried on the legs and bodies of Cockroaches, and are deposited on food and utensils as Cockroaches feed and move about.
Type of cockroaches found in Singapore:
- German CockroachÂ (Blattella germanica)
- American CockroachÂ (Periplaneta americana)
- Oriental Cockroach(Â Blatta orientalis)
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