If you see cockroaches, it is best to treat the problem immediately or by calling in a Professional pest control company James White Ants Destroying Sdn Bhd.

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cockroach control in malaysia


There are about 11 species of cockroaches that can be found in Malaysian structures and buildings.

But only 8 kinds of Cockroaches that can infest homes and businesses in the Malaysia.


American Cockroach

German Cockroach

Brown Cockroach

Australian Cockroach

Lobster Cockroach

Harlequin Cockroach

Brown-banded Cockroach

Smooth Cockroach

How do you get cockroaches in your home?

In simple -cockroach lives off of organic matter outside like decaying leaves, etc. Over time more of the food source builds up around the homes, the older the house, the more of these type of cockroaches are around. If they are around the home, some will find their way inside.

Why cockroaches are considered pests?

Cockroaches may contaminate food products and utensils with their droppings, molted skin, dead bodies etc.

Entomophoia –many people are annoyed or scared by the sight of cockroaches. This may be associated with their fast an unpredictable movements.

• Whenever cockroach infestation is established an unpleasant odour may develop.

Many people are allergic to cockroaches. Extracts of cockroaches can cause positive skin reaction to sensitive people, and in the worst case may trigger asthma attack when the allergen is inhaled or contaminated in food.

Cockroaches carry human diseases. They are mechanical vectors due to their obnoxious behavior of moving from one place to another to look for food. In the process their bodies which carry germs will be transferred to human food which is about to be served.

Interesting facts about cockroaches

• Cockroaches have been around since the time of dinosaurs!

• A cockroach can live almost a month without food.

• A cockroach can live about two weeks without water.

• Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life!

• A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head!

• Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!

• Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour.

Keeping Cockroaches as Pets !!!!


When you hear "roach" you might not immediately think of something that would make a good pet, but not all roaches are like the cockroaches you might have seen in your house! Species such as the Orange Spotted Roach (Blaptica dubia) make excellent insect pets: they don't cost much, they have an interesting life cycle and habits, and they do not require much effort to care for. Their average lifespan is about 18 months and you'll be able to learn more about their fascinating life cycle (from egg to adult) if you allow them to breed!

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