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Cockroaches are one of the oldest insect species and existed more than 300 million years ago. About 10 species of cockroaches are found in human habitations and are considered pests. The most common cockroach species are the German cockroach, the American cockroach and the Australian cockroach. Cockroach pest control
Cockroaches are 0.5 to 2 inches long and live for 6 months to 1.5 years. They are omnivores and eat any organic substance including leftover food . They can survive for long periods without any food or water. Cockroaches feed during the night and rest during the day. The eggs are laid with a tough durable case which is not affected by any pest control services. As the cockroach grows, it sheds the external skeleton by a process called molting.
Cockroaches are considered pests, since they are carriers of diseases like salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis. During the day, cockroaches are found in sewers, drain and are infected by harmful bacteria and other microorganism. These are transmitted directly by the cockroach when eat foodstuff or their droppings .
Cockroaches shed their skin regularly and the skin particles in the air cause allergic reactions similar to asthma in children, elderly and people with breathing problems. Since they omnivorous, they also bite people who are in deep sleep.
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