Brown-Banded Cockroach Control Toronto
The Brown-Banded Cockroach is among the smallest in size as far as pest cockroaches are concerned, although the amount of havoc and damage they cause surely defy their smaller measurements! The adult brown-banded cockroach grows up to between 10 and 14.5 millimeters in length. This species is quite easily recognizable compared to the other species of cockroaches mainly due to their size as well as light brown or tan bands that run across the wings of the adults, and bodies of the nymphs – hence the name.
The Supella Longipalpa species is a common one in North America and in recent times, has also added itself to the list of pests in Britain and Ireland.
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Appearance and Characteristics
The Brown-Banded Cockroach is among the smallest of cockroaches and due to its distinct color, is easily distinguishable from the others. Ranging between 10 and 14.5 millimeters in length, these cockroaches are highly adaptable and don’t even need a subsequent amount of moisture to survive. Therefore, when it comes to habitat, these cockroaches aren’t only restricted to the damp areas around the house, but move into bedrooms and living rooms too. They can even survive in warmer temperatures and actually prefer temperatures higher than 80 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Although they are mostly active after dark, these cockroaches can also be seen foraging and scavenging during the day, thus posing quite a lot of nuisance simply by their presence. An adult of this species has an average lifespan of around 200 odd days and during a lifetime, the female of the species can produce around 14 egg capsules, each of which contain between 10 to 18 eggs. Therefore, when it comes to the brown-banded cockroach, an infestation is always around the corner.
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While most species of pest cockroaches have a necessity for moist places with high humidity levels, the Brown-Banded Cockroach is quite adaptable to human living conditions and is found all over the property, irrespective of the presence of moisture. Therefore, these cockroaches tend to move around a lot, thereby increasing the health hazards that they pose to humans. They are therefore found even in bedrooms and living rooms, thus increasing the chances of the spread of diseases and illnesses.
Cockroaches carry a variety of disease-causing bacteria and viruses on their bodies, and the more they move about, the more are the chances of the spread of these diseases. The most common diseases that humans contract through cockroaches are gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Of course, the constant danger of allergies is also present, thanks to the tendency of some people to react adversely to the bodily secretions, fecal matter and shed skin of cockroaches. Asthmatic patients are more susceptible to attacks in the presence of these as well as other pest cockroaches.
Since they are distributed all over the house or place of business, the extermination too is a little tricky when it comes to brown-banded cockroaches. DIY techniques usually end up doing only half the job as the identification of cockroaches and their habits are extremely necessary to set up the right extermination techniques. A professional extermination agency is therefore a safe bet, since their technicians are well-experienced in identifying and tracking down the hideouts of this species no matter where they have chosen to set up shop. For cockroach control solutions Toronto call The Exterminators:
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