What You Can Do To Get Rid Of Cockroaches And The Diseases They Spread

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Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests apart from termites, ants and bed bugs. If you are dealing with a minor cockroach infestation, you can always spray pesticides whenever the pests are spotted. But when the infestation is getting out of hand, it is best to consider pest control services in Singapore to help solve with your cockroach problem.

Do you know some of the most common species of cockroaches in Singapore? They are the American cockroaches and German cockroaches, with the latter frequenting kitchen spaces more often. Cockroaches are generally nocturnal creatures and are afraid of light, which is why they can go undiscovered for months without being traced by homeowners. But to help you out in this aspect, we have previously discussed some tips to help identify if you have a cockroach problem in your hands. This includes smelling a pungent odour and seeing egg cases, fecal droppings or the cockroach itself.


When breeding in your home, the cockroaches can pose a threat on your family’s health by contaminating your food. On their bodies, they can be carrying a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and parasites. Some diseases that can be transmitted to humans include Dysentery, Salmonella, E. coli, food poisoning and diarrhea. Such diseases can affect your daily life and especially if your illness is hard to recover from, it may even lead to hospitalization.

The presence of cockroaches can also trigger and aggravate the symptoms of allergy sufferers. These cockroaches leave feces and saliva in there wherever they go, which can cause allergic reactions such as coughing, wheezing, sneezing, rashes and watery eyes. Did you know that in Singapore, one in five children have asthma? Especially if you have children at home, it is something to be concerned about when you have a cockroach infestation. If you are worried after seeing one of two cockroaches in your kitchen, here are four tips to preventing more of them from appearing:

  1. Ensure proper food storage in your kitchen or store room. This not only prevents them from contaminating your food, but it also helps reduce their access to food.
  2. Don’t forget to clean up spills and stains. It can be useful to check around for any leaking taps and get them fixed quickly. This denies any easy access to a potential water source.
  3. Make it a point to clear the trash on a regular basis. Cockroaches are attracted to leftover food in your bin and when they come out at night to source for food, your overnight trash will be the first place they head to. When you dispose your waste, this simple everyday action will also help to improve your air quality and the hygiene of your kitchen.
  4. Seal any cracks in your walls. Your house may be clean but that does not mean you are safe from an infestation. Even if they are not staying in your premises for food and water, any cracks can provide them with an ideal breeding place to reproduce in your home. Once they breed in your home, it will be much harder to settle the problem on your home.

By making these changes in your household, this makes your home less appealing to them and they will not stick around for long if they do not find anything to survive on. However, cockroaches are stubborn pests which makes it hard to eliminate once they take a liking on your home.


Here at PestBusters, we have grown to become one of the most trusted names in the business through its commitment to developing the skills and potential of each and every member of its associates. As Asia’s leading pest management company, we have helped many homes and businesses with our advanced tactics and know-how to completely eradicate their premises of rats and more. To protect your customers from any of the rat-borne diseases and more importantly, to guarantee the hygiene of your business, give us a call today to find out more.