Life Cycle of a Cockroach

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Pests such as cockroaches can be a horrible nuisance in any home or business. Because the American cockroach has a short lifespan and reproduces rapidly, any infestation of this type must be treated in a timely manner. The longer they are allowed to stick around, the more that the removal of cockroaches and other pests can be a daunting task. However, the professionals at Ameri Care Services offer cockroach pest control services for homes and businesses in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas. Read on as we explore in greater detail the life cycle of a cockroach.

Stage One: Egg

Three to seven days after mating, the female cockroach produces an egg case called an oothecae. The oothecae contains about fifteen embryos and is carried on her abdomen anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The female cockroach will seek out a safe, comfortable environment to store her egg case, such as in your house or business. The egg case will then be held in place by the cockroach’s saliva, where it will incubate for a few months. During this time the female cockroach may begin the reproduction cycle again. This should provide insight on how rapidly cockroaches can reproduce.

Stage Two: Nymph

Upon completion of the incubation process, the freshly hatched nymph cockroaches break free from their egg case. It typically takes anywhere from 24 to 38 days for the embryos to become grown enough to emerge from the oothecae. After this emergence, the nymphs begin to shed their exoskeleton as they grow, leaving pieces of themselves everywhere they travel: whether it be your shelves, countertops or cabinets. The process of growing and shedding of their exoskeleton is repeated 10 to 13 times before they reach full adulthood. After about six months, the cockroach has reached its final stage of life.

Stage Three: Adult

Once a cockroach has reached adulthood, it grows a pair of wings and is capable of reproducing. After these pests gain the ability to reproduce, an infestation of roaches can grow exponentially. This is why it is absolutely critical these pests are taken care of as soon as possible. The average lifespan of a cockroach is one year, meaning it has a whole six months to multiply its population. This also increases the health risks from an infestation, as roaches carry various diseases and bacteria and have been found to aggravate allergies and those suffering from asthma.

Cockroach Treatment and Control in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Ameri Care Services is here to insure your home can stay clean and free from these molting American cockroaches residing in the Nashville and Murfreesboro area. Getting rid of cockroaches can be a frustrating, time-consuming task, but we are here to help. Our trained professionals located in the Nashville and Murfreesboro area are skilled at eradicating these nasty critters, either by treating an infestation once it occurs or using preventive treatments to create a barrier around your home or business. If you have any questions or would like to get help from the professionals, contact Ameri Care Services for your free consultation. Call (615) 893-7111 or contact us online.