|French name||German Blatte|
|English name||German Cockroach|
|Latin name||Blattella germanica|
|Order||Blattodea, Blattaria / Blaberidae, Blattellidae, Blattidae|
|Family||Ectobiids, Cryptocercidae, Polyphagidae, NocticolidaeEctobiids|
|Scientific name||Blattella germanica. German cockroach, German cockroach.|
Oval in shape and caramel in colour, cockroaches have antennae.
Their sizes vary. In Quebec, they are relatively small, compared to those found in warm countries, which can reach up to 5 cm.
They move quickly thanks to their 6 legs. Although they have two pairs of wings, they don’t really fly; instead, they will use it to hover in a leap.
The German cockroach can easily count more than 35,000 descendants per year.
And that’s only an average, because the maximum can exceed 100,000 per year.
How is that possible?
Reproduction of cockroaches
In the German cockroach, a single ootheca, a capsule that the female lays, can contain up to 48 eggs.
A female produces seven oothecaes in one lifetime, with an average duration of 140 days.
If all goes well for cockroaches and each female of each generation produces so many eggs, tens of thousands of individuals are obtained in record time.
Where to get your eggs?
She will place her capsules in the crevices of the cupboards and in the pentures, etc. The infestation can proliferate rapidly and lodge inside small electrical appliances such as the telephone.
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Habitat of the German cockroach
The cockroach’s preferred habitat is a place with warmth and good humidity, which is why they grow so much in the tropics. They feed on everything, like scavengers. They can even eat the corpse of another cockroach. The kitchen is therefore a favorite place for these insects and they hide in the appliances.
Risks to this insect
The cockroach is accused of carrying bacteria and viruses responsible, among other ailments:
- infectious hepatitis,
- food poisoning,
- urinary tract infections,
- skin infections,
- allergies and allergies
Walking around, it contaminates food and utensils and leaves an unpleasant smell, which results from:
- his faeces,
- of the substance secreted by its fetid glands,
- brown saliva that she regurgitates to soften her food before eating it.
The soiled dishes should be washed well and then rinsed with boiling water. Otherwise, the foul smell returns to hot food. Cockroaches produce a large amount of excrement.
Choosing the right product becomes extremely important so as not to spread the infestation.
How to prevent an infestation
Cockroaches spread through buildings through walls and access to plumbing.
This species inhabits both homes and industries. A simple and effective way to prevent a cockroach infestation is regular housekeeping. Even though they can infest the most salubrious places, cockroaches thrive in dirty places and in junk.
Your exterminator in Montreal tells you:
It is recommended to be very careful if you pick up items from the streets or if you buy used appliances, especially appliances and microwave ovens. The infestation often begins with the exchange or collection of user furniture. It is recommended to know the origin of his appliances.