“All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or kept from, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches — that’s what will be left at the end of it all.”

MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Cockroaches Exterminators Singapore

THE SNEAKY COCKROACH

Cockroaches are determined home invaders. They can enter your home through crevices, drain pipes, and even on your own person. They multiply quickly, and those you see are only a small percentage of those you don't. They add further complications, as their droppings can trigger asthma attacks. Once an infestation has set in, off-the-counter remedies are rarely effective. The most common cockroaches found in Singapore are American and German cockroaches. American cockroaches are large (4-5 cm) and dark brown in color, while German cockroaches are small (1-2cm) and light brown in color. As they have different nesting and behavioral habits, ORIGIN will inspect your property thoroughly and administer the most appropriate and effective treatment for your home and its occupants. Cockroaches enter homes in search of food, water, and shelter. They can multiply quickly and pose a threat to your health. Cockroaches carry pathogens that can result in food poisoning, diarrhea, and allergies. It is best to develop a cockroach control plan with ORIGIN, as we have in-depth knowledge of cockroach biology and behavior. To resolve the cockroach infestation, it may require more than one type of treatment method.

How to prevent cockroach infestation:

Cockroaches are a pest that carries bacteria that can contaminate your food and make you sick. Here's a look at some
tips to help you prevent them from invading your home or
workspace:

  • Cockroaches are known to be great scavengers. Thus, remove leftover food from kitchen counters because this can attract them. Store food in sealed containers.
  • Ensure all rooms, and particularly the kitchen and food preparation areas, are clear of crumbs and food waste. Clean and wipe down all surfaces, and vacuum all rooms where food consumption takes place.
  • Do not leave pet food or food scraps in pet bowls.
  • Fix any potential water sources, e.g., dripping taps or leaks, so cockroaches do not have access to water.
  • Removing excess clutter like boxes, old newspapers, magazines, furniture, and wooden piles to prevent cockroaches from finding shelter.
  • Dispose of all food waste and trash every night, and make sure all bins are covered tight with the lids on.

SIGN OF COCKROACH INFESTATION:

Cockroaches can be a menace. They are carriers of diseases like gastroenteritis, polio, dysentery, and typhoid. Here are some signs of cockroach infestation:

  • Cockroach Droppings: Cockroach droppings resemble black pepper or coffee grounds, dark in color and cylindrical in shape.
  • Egg Casings: Oval shaped egg cases, called ootheca, can sometimes be found in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and any other areas where        there is evidence of cockroaches.
  • Shed Skin: Cockroaches shed their skins as they mature from the nymphal to adult stages. You may see skins of varying sizes in locations where you suspect there are cockroaches.
American Cockroach

BIOLOGY
reddish-brown colour
3cm to 4cm in length

BIOLOGY
life cycle: 6 months to 1 year

BEHAVIOUR
American Cockroaches are most active at night.

They can swim and have been known to survive underwater for up to 40 minutes.

BREEDING
female lay up to 15-20 eggs in an egg case, called ootheca.

BREEDING
They reproduce and develop quickly in Singapore’s warm and humid climate.

FEEDING
sweets, meats, fats, oils, decaying organic matter, and even non-food items like glue and book bindings.

HARBORAGE 
American Cockroaches hide in cracks and crevices and can fly for short distances.

PREVENT
They are known to be resistant to certain types of insecticides.

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INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the cockroaches consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING
This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any cockroaches that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep cockroaches away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

 

Brown-Banded Cockroach

BIOLOGY
brown bands across wings and abdomen
10mm to 15mm in length.

BIOLOGY
life cycle: 3 to 6 months

BEHAVIOUR
Brown-Banded Cockroaches are most active at night.

BREEDING
The female lay up to 10 to 18 eggs in an egg case, called ootheca.

FEEDING
Brown-Banded Cockroaches sweets, meats, fats, oils, decaying organic matter, and even non-food items like glue and book binding.

HARBOURAGE
Brown-Banded Cockroaches are found in areas with little moisture like store room, vehicles and electrical appliances.

HARBOURAGE
They hide in cracks and crevices in walls, floors, and ceilings.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the cockroaches consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING
This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any cockroaches that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep cockroaches away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

German Cockroach

BREEDING
light brown with 2 dark stripes on its thorax.
12mm to 15mm in length

BIOLOGY
life cycle: 3 to 6 months

BEHAVIOUR
German Cockroaches are most active at night.

BREEDING
The female lays up to 30 to 40 eggs in an egg case, called ootheca.

FEEDING
German Cockroaches feed on sweets, meats, fats, oils, starch, sugars and non-food items like soap and glue.

HARBOURAGE
German Cockroaches are found in warm and humid environments like kitchens, and bathrooms.

HARBOURAGE
They hide in cracks and crevices in walls and ceilings.

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INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the cockroaches consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING
This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any cockroaches that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep cockroaches away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

 

 

Oriental Cockroach

BIOLOGY
black or dark brown in colour
25mm to 32mm in length

BIOLOGY
life cycle: 6 months to 2 years

BEHAVIOUR
Oriental Cockroaches are most active at night.

FEEDING
The Oriental Cockroach feeds on decaying organic matter, starchy foods and rubbish.

BREEDING
The female lays around 16 eggs in an egg case, called ootheca.

IDENTIFY
The Oriental Cockroach looks shiny and has a flattened shape.

ENVIRONMENT
They are typically found in cool and damp environments like basements and sewers.

MOVEMENT
Oriental Cockroaches are less agile than other cockroach species. They are also incapable of climbing smooth surfaces.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to look out for breeding and harborage sites to identify hot spots. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

GEL BAITING

GEL BAITING
The slow-acting effect of gel baits will ensure the cockroaches consume it without sending any warning signal to the others.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

RESIDUAL SPRAYING
This method applies a solution that remains active for a period of time, killing any cockroaches that comes into contact with the treated surface.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Based on our inspection of your premises and the contribution factors that may be involved, our technician will offer advice on how to keep cockroaches away.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

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