Most people may not give much thought to the physiological mechanisms that drive the reproductive strategies of cockroaches. That is okay. Scientists at Hokkaido University are researching it to benefit all of us. By understanding more about how cockroaches breed and live, we’re able to constantly improve our NJ commercial pest control services and utilize only the most effective methods to exterminate cockroaches and prevent future infestations.
Cockroaches breed better in groups
The Hokkaido University’s research was recently published in the Zoological Letters journal. You should first know that those prolific female cockroaches can reproduce just fine for several years without a male. Scientists discovered that asexual reproduction in cockroaches is better when females are in groups. Isolated females take longer to produce eggs. Lead scientist Hiroshi Nishino said that the group dynamic promotes asexual egg production.
Cockroaches are seldom alone. If you see one, there are likely many more that you didn’t see. Cockroaches can contaminate food and any surface they walk across with bacteria like Salmonella. They regurgitate on the food they eat and will also defecate on it. They are one of the most common causes of year-round allergy and asthma attacks.
Cockroaches put the well-being of your employees and customers at risk. You don’t want your business to have a reputation as infested with bugs. Contact Stern Environmental for a free consultation and the most effective NJ commercial pest control services.