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There are plenty of prevention methods, such as daily cleaning and proper food storage, to prevent a cockroach infestation. But how do you get rid of cockroaches once they have already entered your home? They are highly resilient and breed rapidly. A quick response at the very first sign of an infestation is essential to control cockroaches in your home—to put a stop to the spread of this pest. Knowing the type of cockroach you are dealing with can help when deciding how to get rid of them.

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Cockroaches thrive in warm, humid and dark environments so keep your kitchens clean, especially behind cabinets, shelves and sinks. Seal up cracks and holes. Fix water leaks and prevent cockroaches access to water.

IDENTIFY COCKROACHES

The most common cockroaches found in Singapore are the American and German cockroaches. American cockroaches are large (4-5 cm) and dark brown in colour, whilst German cockroaches are small (1-2cm) and light brown in colour. As they have different nesting and behavioural 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 can pose a threat to your health. Cockroaches carry pathogens that can result in food poisoning, diarrhoea and allergies. It is best to develop a cockroach control plan with ORIGIN, as we have in-depth knowledge of cockroach biology and behaviour. 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 room where food consumption takes place.

● Do not leave out pet food or food scraps in pet bowls.

Fix any potential water sources e.g. drippinig tap 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 all food waste and rubbish 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 gastro-enteritis, polio, dysentery and typhoid. Here are some signs of cockroach infestation:

 

Cockroach Droppings- Cockroach droppings resembles black pepper or coffee grounds, dark in colour 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 nymph to adult stage. You may see skins of varying sizes in locations you suspect there are cockroaches.

TREATMENT METHODS

GEL BAITING

ORIGIN has scientifically produced gel baits, which specifically target the biology and behaviour of cockroaches – effective for long-term cockroach control. Small gel dots, placed strategically ,in cracks and crevices, areas inaccessible to small children and pets. Baits are replenished regularly, and are consumed by the cockroaches which return to the nest—allowing us to target the source of the infestation. While gel bait can be effective in getting rid of cockroaches, it can also normal to see a number of dead cockroaches lying around your home. This is a good indicator the gel is working.

RESIDUAL SPRAYING

Residual spraying is an extremely effective treatment for homes as it is not harmful to humans and will not stain the walls or flooring. A non-toxic pesticide solution is sprayed at targeted areas acting as a chemical barrier, killing cockroaches instantly upon contact.
We can achieve fast and efficient cockroach control, applying surface sprays in and around cockroach harbourages, and along typical routes where cockroaches travel, to provide fast knockdown and long-term cockroach control.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Edwin Low

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The staff are all well trained. The company has been very responsive whenever there are pest infestations and they are thorough in their inspections. ORIGIN Exterminators is very reliable and trustworthy.

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Paul McKenzie

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ORIGIN’s team is professional and responsive. We have used them for over four years in our landed property and have been very pleased with their services.

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I find the service staff very responsible, responsive and professional. Of the years they have provided us with their service, I have not had any complaints from our tenants.

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