The 3 main species of cockroaches which can be found in our Singapore homes and businesses are:

  • American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)

  • Brown banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa)

  • German cockroach (Blatella germanica)


Cockroaches are common in commercial premises associated with the production of food. They are nocturnal and spend the day hiding in cracks and crevices. They can carry diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid and poliomyelitis.

How to control cockroaches:

 Insect monitors, regular treatments of insecticidal spray and baits can be used but hygiene management also plays a big part.