Roaches in your kitchen?
OnGuard Pest Control offer fast, effective and discreet cockroach control service. We are experienced, IPCA qualified cockroach exterminators. If you suspect that you may have cockroaches, call us immediately! They are far more difficult and expensive to eradicate once they have settled in and started breeding. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and will usually run away when exposed to light, so you might not be aware how big your problem might be. Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to eradicate as they are among the hardiest insects on the planet. It is been said that cockroaches will “inherit the earth” if humanity destroys itself in a nuclear war. Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources, such as the glue from the back of postage stamps. Some can go without air for 45 minutes. In one experiment, cockroaches were able to recover from being submerged underwater for half an hour.
Fast, Effective Cockroach Control
If you notice the appearance of cockroaches in your home or business premises, don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Pests multiply very quickly, and if you leave it too long, the problem can and most probably will, get out of hand. If you nip the problem “in the bud”, you can eradicate it easily. If you wait too long, it may be more difficult and more expensive. We are professional cockroach exterminators and know what to do to get rid of your cockroach problem quickly and effectively.
Cockroaches are insects of which about 30 species out of 4,500 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests. Most common in Ireland are:
German Cockroaches The adult German Cockroach is 10-15mm long and brown in colour with two brown bands around its thorax. German cockroaches like warm moist areas. They are nocturnal and usually enter through boxes, drink cartons and packaging in shopping bags. Female cockroaches produce one egg every three to four weeks.They carry their egg until it is time to hatch. From born it takes as little as 36 days to breed. Oriental Cockroaches (Blatella Orientalis) Oriental cockroaches are much bigger in size than German roaches. They are between 1.5 -2.5 cm long and dark brown in colour. They are often found in sewers and can make their way through drains and cracks into buildings. Unlike German roaches Oriental roaches drop their eggs. One egg capsule can contain up to 16 eggs. An adult can live for up to six months.
Dangers of having cockroaches in your home or business
Cockroaches feed on human and pet food and can leave an offensive odour. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans, particularly in environments such as hospitals. Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their faeces, as well as emitting airborne pheromone for swarming and mating. These chemical trails transmit bacteria onto surfaces. Cockroaches have been shown to be linked with allergic reactions in humans. Some of them have been found to be linked with asthma.