Warm, dark and white environments are the breeding ground for cockroaches. Normally cockroaches hide themselves in crack and crevice of the house. They are most active during night. Cockroach posse great threat on the food we consume and the items of our daily use like soap, glue, toothpaste, paper, leather and also excrement. Their size varies from small to large depending on their species. American Cockroach They are of red-brown color and are normally 3-4 cm long. They are most common among the cockroach species to be found in Singapore and are seen most often around houses, in cabinets, restaurants, grocery stores, sewers and rubbish chutes. Oriental Cockroach These cockroaches look similar to the American cockroach but they are darker brown in color. Oriental cockroaches also have yellow marks on their thorax. They generally are keener to feed on plant materials such as the leaf litter. Australian Cockroach They are similar in look to American cockroach but they are darker brown in color with yellow markings on thorax. They generally feed on the plant materials such as a leaf litter. Well researched household pest control and biological pest control methods are required in order to get rid of these insects and ensure control on their breeding. German Cockroach These species of cockroaches unlike the American cockroach are amber-brown in color and are 1-2 cm long. They are smallest specie in cockroach of all. It does not fly and generally survive in warm and damp environments. They are found in kitchens, store rooms, under sinks and cupboards. CONTROL It is very important to eliminate the factors of its breeding if you are to get rid of cockroaches. The survival of cockroach can be prevented if the following measures are adhered: The food must be kept in air tight containers and cabinets. Sinks, tables and floors must be kept clean and no food wastes must be left there. Dishes and utensils must be washed thoroughly after meals. Avoid storing left overs. If there are any cracks of crevice in your wall seal them. Clear away old newspapers, boxes and cardboard cartons as they are often the best hiding places for the cockroach. Inspect all the incoming stock, crates and boxes for cockroaches and their eggs cases before storage. If you are looking forward to long term solution for infestation then call Orion Pest for professional help.