Cockroach in Singapore

Cockroach Control in Singapore – Creepiest household crawling insects

Commonly found Cockroaches in Singapore:

  1. American cockroach, Periplaneta americana
  2. German cockroach, Blattella germanica

General Cockroach Identification

  • Incomplete metamorphosis
  • Egg -> nymph -> adult
  • Cockroaches eggs are surrounded by hard protective covering
  • Forming egg capsule called OOTHECA
  • Nymphs resemble adults in appearance and behavior
  • BUT smaller, do not have wings, and different in color
  • Newly molted nymphs are WHITE
  • But will darken to normal color within few hours
  • Nymphs normally undergo 5 -10 molting process
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Fun Facts

  • Adult female with eggs (gravid female) tend to stay near to harborage area
  • Nymphs & male cockroaches normally forage to bigger area to search for food
  • Nocturnal – cockroaches are active at night
  • Omnivorous – cockroaches feed on any kind of food available
  • Prefer to have their body touching on a surface when resting or foraging
  • Cockroaches can survive without food for 1 month
  • And without water for 2 weeks
  • They can withstand heat up to 800C
  • Cockroach can live up to 1 week without its head
  • Cockroach can hold their breath up to 40 minutes
  • Some species are edible