The very thought of Cockroaches can bring panic to restaurants and homeowners. About four species are well known as pests, they are the American Cockroach, the German cockroach, the Asian Cockroach and the Oriental cockroach. The best defense is a really good offense when dealing with cockroaches. Cockroaches not only carry disease buy studies have shown that their exoskeletons have caused increased cases of asthma in children. A female German cockroach carries an egg capsule containing around 40 eggs. She drops the capsule prior to hatching. The female may produce up to eight egg cases in a lifetime; in favorable conditions, she can produce 300 to 400 offspring.
Seal Your Food
Cockroaches will eat pretty much any food that is left out and available to them. In order to keep your food safe and avoid attracting a cockroach, you should make sure to seal all of your food in plastic containers that insects cannot break through. You will also want to seal off your pet food, as cockroaches can get into that as well. Sealing your food protects it and keeps it from being infected by cockroaches.
Sanitation is a key factor in controlling and eliminating a cockroach infestation. A home or business that has poor sanitation practices will have a very difficult time in ridding their place of this pest. Remember that most pest problems can be addressed by proper sanitation practices and that pesticides are the last resort.