Our buildings are ideal for cockroaches because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. You will probably have a problem with the prolific German Cockroach. If you see the German Cockroach during the day or in areas where there is no food available such as bedrooms then you may have enormous populations.
Major Species of Cockroaches Found the UAE
German Cockroaches (Blatella Germanica)
Adult : 12-15 MM long, yellowish brown with two dark brown vertical bands behind the head, females larger than males.
Eggs (20-40) contained in egg-case (ootheca) which is carried about by the female, protruding from her abdomen. Egg-case is glossy brown, 8mm long. Nymphs resemble adults and moult 6-7 times before becoming fully grown. Adults can live up to 4 months.
Smaller and lighter in colour in comparison to the American cockroach, it is the most common household pest. It feeds on almost all kinds of food, and is usually found infesting kitchens, especially in cracks and crevices.
Young are protected by the egg-case which is carried about by the female till just before hatching. Both males and females have fully developed wings, though they are seldom used.
American Cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana)
Adult : 35-40 MM long, reddish to dark brown in color.
Eggs (14-16) are contained in the egg-case (ootheca) which is deposited by female in a protected place. Nymphs resemble adults but are flightless. Freshly moulted nymphs are white and they moult 9-13 times before becoming adults. Adult life span is 14-15 months.
The large cockroach is encountered flying into homes. Not a regular house-dweller, it prefers dark, moist and warm areas, such as drains and sewers.
Spread disease by transporting bacteria and organisms from sewers and other unsanitary sources to food and food handling surfaces and utensils.
Seriously harm the reputation of a business. The appearance of Cockroaches in the public areas of a business can cause a huge loss of goodwill. Even your staff can find the presence of Cockroaches quite repulsive.
Contaminate food with their droppings, their dead casts (outer skeleton), discarded Cockroach egg cases and even dead Cockroaches.
Cause unpleasant odours due to secretions from their mouths and outer shell. These are particularly severe when large populations are present.
Signs of Cockroach Activity Include:
Droppings Cockroach droppings resemble pepper and larger droppings of around 2mm can have ridges along their sides and have blunt ends
Casts Cockroaches cast off their outer body or skeleton during their life and you may notice these in various areas around your home or building.
Spoilt Food Cockroaches will eat food that has not been properly stored and vomit back onto the food.
What We Do
Set up a guaranteed program to control ants in a building and to help reduce their populations in their surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems. It is not possible to completely eradicate ants in the grounds surrounding a building as this is determined by environmental factors such as sunlight, rain, contact with soil and the efficacy of the pesticides that are licensed for use in UAE.
We will apply special bait which is licensed and formulated for Cockroach control. This is very safe for you and your children and pets. The bait is applied to out of reach places for your added peace of mind.
We may apply a special surface spray which is licensed and formulated for Cockroach control. This is applied to the perimeter of your home or building.
Inspect: We will carry out a survey and report our findings.
What You Can Do with our Help and Advice.
Sanitation You can reduce food and water available to Cockroaches. Even small pockets of moisture can keep Cockroaches nearby as they can go without food for over a month. One way you can help is to avoid keeping rubbish indoors overnight.
Proofing We can advise you on ways you can proof your home against Cockroach entry.
This may include simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent Cockroach entry and to seal cracks and crevices.
Stock Ensure regular stock rotation and also inspect incoming food stock.
Storage Ensure food is stored above the ground and clear of walls.
Garbage Ensure your garbage is kept secure and locked.