cockroaches

Identifying Cockroaches

The 3 most common cockroach species in Singapore are:

  1. American Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)
  2. Brown-banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa)
  3. German Cockroach (Blatella germanica)

American Cockroaches are reddish brown and 34-53 mm long. Brown-banded Cockroaches and German Cockroaches are both light to darker brown. The Brown-banded Cockroaches are smaller in size, at 11-14.5 mm long.

Cockroaches pose a health hazard and transmit diseases cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery and gastroenteritis.

 

How do you know you have an infestation?

You will find:

  1. Adult cockroaches and nymphs active at night as they are nocturnal
  2. Oothecae (egg casings), which are reddish brown in colour
  3. Black faecal droppings at aggregation areas such as on door/cabinet hinges or corners
  4. Distinctive odour, especially for American Cockroaches

 

What can you do to prevent an infestation?

Regularly inspect paper-based materials, e.g. old newspapers, carton boxes. All food sources should either be removed, or kept in tightly sealed bags and containers. A regular pest control program with Aardwolf Pestkare will ensure you do not have to worry about encroaching cockroaches!

 

How can we help you?

Eliminating cockroaches requires a multi-pronge approach. As Pest Management Professionals, we will locate and physically remove cockroaches, treat the sewers and manholes, place baits, and install monitoring stations.