Able to reproduce quickly, a female cockroach can lay 8-20 baby cockroaches in one single egg sac.
Cockroaches are the true masters of survival having been around for millions of years. They are able to adapt easily to different environments and are found in all parts of the world.
Mostly nocturnal and preferring moist, damp and dark places these insects can enter your home in ways you wouldn’t imagine. They can hitch a ride into the cleanest of homes via cardboard boxes or paper bags, in books, furniture or even on your clothes. Once they have found their way in, they will feast and contaminate not just rubbish, but everything from the glue on stamps, to your toothbrush, to the dog’s bowl through to your compost bin.
Having now made your home “their home”, you will generally find them under the kitchen sink or in the bathrooms. They can congregate in cracks in walls, skirting boards, inside cupboards and drain pipes. They leave “presents” to you of their presence with skins, vomit marks, empty egg cases, droppings and dead carcasses.
Eradicating cockroaches can be difficult not just based on the sheer numbers of them as for every one cockroach you see there are a larger number lurking within your home but for their sheer tenacity. A cockroach can hold its breath for an astonishing 7 minutes, can go without a food source for up to 3 months and can still live for weeks without its own head!
Ridding your home of cockroaches by a professional pest control company is important for your family’s health as cockroaches are known to spread disease and also cause allergies. GC Pest Control have been successfully eliminating cockroach infestations in homes and commercial premises on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane for many years.
Keeping a clean home or premises, putting away food stuffs in sealed containers, taking out rubbish regularly and cleaning up pet’s bowls can help to keep cockroaches out of your home. Regular cockroach treatments from GC Pest Control will protect your home from these most unwanted visitors so you can have peace of mind.
If you are experiencing a cockroach infestation, call the professionals at GC Pest Control today. We will rid your home or business of these unwanted guests.