Different Types of Cockroaches
Yes, there are more than one type of cockroach that lives in your garden. Some people feel that the above cockroaches live around human activity. I can assure you that this is incorrect and that they have been on this earth long before we turned up. They do not eat our food nor do prefer our homes to theirs. We however have encroached on their territory and so they live where they can, including the garden right outside your home.
They are part of our country and have an important role to play within their own biosphere.
These outdoor garden loving cockroaches will roam all day amongst the bark and leaf litter searching for tasty humus. Humus is the living part of your garden consisting of fungi, moulds, tiny bits of wood, microscopic insects etc. It will take all day to list off what organisms are growing in your garden but I am sure you get the idea.
These outdoor cockroaches are either jet black in colour or they have pale white stripes on either side of their back. They can get as big as approx. 4cm long and often stay still unless provoked where they will then scurry away. They enjoy warm humid conditions where moisture and food is available, so why do they end up inside your home?
These cockroaches are more often seen in our homes during the cold winter months of the year because it is warmer and drier. Not the ideal conditions for them but they are better than a cold and wet garden. Often with our bathrooms we leave a window open a little to allow the room to freshen but this gives the cockroach an easy entry to a lovely warm and humid environment. Slightly open windows are the main entry points they use to access our homes. Closing your windows at night will keep them out but they will sit under the windowsill till the window is opened again and sneak in.
So, what can we do to stop these insects from entering our homes and freaking out the residents? Surely there is a simple way to get them out of your garden! What can we do? I apologise but our goal is not to remove them from your garden as that is unrealistic and very unhealthy to your garden but we can keep them from entering your home. We have avery effective yet unobtrusive way of dealing with these guys.
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