Cockroaches are crawly roaches that cause an instant aversion to them. They are commonly found in kitchens and in the outside environment. Though they are not destructive, they litter the entire place.
Cockroaches are of different types. They are the large sized and the small-sized ones.
- The large-sized cockroaches are the American, Oriental Roaches and the Wood Roaches. They are the ones commonly found in the United States. The large ones do not spread any diseases and are not a danger, but more of a nuisance.
- The small-sized cockroaches are the German Roaches as well as the Brown Banded Roaches. They are smaller in size and are more difficult to destroy or control. They also cause diseases such as food-poisoning and diarrhea. They live within the houses and contaminate the environment they live in.
Getting Rid of Cockroaches
Cockroaches of all sizes slowly gain a resistance over all types of pesticides, used against them. It is due to this factor that they have been able to survive from ancient times. There are various methods of killing these roaches and each house has at least one method of killing them. Some use gels to kill the roaches, while some use sprays to destroy them. There are chalks to kill them and many more ways of killing them. But as they are pesticides, care should be taken to protect the environment such as food particles. Care should also be taken that these pesticides, stay out of the reach of small children.
Cockroaches may be killed by a cockroach killer, but they cannot be extinguished completely, as the number of cockroaches is many times the number of those visible to the eye. They are hidden in nooks and corners, in cracks and places which are not usually used. The nest has to be targeted with a good cockroach killer, to get rid of cockroaches entirely.