Cockroach Pest Control
Cockroach Control Sydney
Do you need cockroach pest control for your property in Sydney? Oure trained and experienced technicians are experst at removing cockroach infestations.
Cockroaches are especially famous for their pungent smell that irritates a lot of people. That’s why cockroach removal services are in high demand.
What are Cockroaches?
Also known as roaches, cockroaches are highly primitive insects that have been in existence for millions of years. Most cockroaches are characterized by flat, oval bodies, wings, and long antennae. They also have brown or black leathery integuments. It is worth knowing that the males are usually the ones with two pairs of wings. The females are usually either wingless or come with vestigial wings.
The ideal environment for a cockroach is a damp, warm environment. This is why many cockroaches can be found in mild and tropical climates. When in human environments, they are easy to spot as they emit an unfavorable smell and damage materials around them.
Cockroaches eat both plant and animal products, and they can cause significant damage whenever they’re around. But, their diets usually include items such as paper, food, clothes, books, and other material things. In some cases they can also eat other animals – most especially bedbugs.
Types of Cockroaches
The German Cockroaches (Blattella germanica)
The German cockroach is the most common pest cockroach. The German species refer buildings and homes to other surroundings, and they’re also known to reproduce much faster than other types of cockroaches.
Their bodies are quite small. They measure about 0.5 inches in length. The adults are light brown in color, and you can find two dark stripes running along their thoraxes. On the other hand, the cockroach nymph is smaller with a darker color and a tan stripe along its back.
German cockroaches have wings, but they can’t fly. Instead, they glide over surfaces. While they can live outside as well, they prefer to stay indoors where it’s cooler. You’ll mostly find them around your kitchen or anywhere else that’s humid and with food.
The german cockroach eats different things including soap, book bindings and toothpaste beleive it or not.
American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)
Also known as the sewer roach, the American cockroach is another common part of homes and buildings. However, this cockroach is more popular around the house – not in it. Like the German cockroaches, the American cockroach can trigger allergies and act as a disease vector.
American cockroaches also don’t fly; even though they have wings. They measure about two inches in length, making them perhaps the largest common cockroach species. They are reddish-brown, with a yellow band along their thorax. The adult versions have wings, while the nymphs don’t.
The American cockroaches are actually indigenous to the African tropics – unlike their name. They prefer to live in sewers, steam tunnels, storm drains, gardens, and more. They prefer humidity and warmth, so you should find them around your laundry room and bathroom.
These pests prefer to eat decaying organic matter. But in extreme situations, they can eat just about anything.
Oriental Cockroaches (Blatta orientalis)
The oriental cockroach is a dangerous pest specie that mostly stays outdoors. They are especially common in homes with a great deal of ventilation. While they dont’ move as fast as other cockroaches and don’t fly, they’re still very dangerous.
Oriental cockroaches tend to feed on feces, garbage, and decaying matter for plants and animals. They are very stenchy, so you might have a really bad odor when you smash them. They also easily contaminate surfaces and spread diseases.
These cockroaches measure about one inch in length. They’re very shiny, and their color ranges between black and brown. The male cockroaches have wings that are about 25 percent shorter than their bodies.
Oriental cockroaches tend to enter the house through gaps in doors and windows. Some can crawl in through drains and sewer pipes too. These cockroaches prefer cool, dark, and damp locations. So, you can find them in garbage cans, trash bins, woodpiles, and more.
Signs of a Cockroach Infestation
- Their strong scent
- Smear marks on walls and floors
- Skin and wing shedding
- Egg capsules
How to Control Cockroaches
- Keep a sanitary environment – Cleaning your home is the best defence against pests
- Seal gaps to minimise easy access
- Fix leaking taps to lower moisture levels
- Place gel bait in kitchens and bathrooms
If the infestation gets too severe, you should get in touch with a professional cockroach pest control service immediately.
Do they cause health problems?
Contrary to what many believe, cockroaches don’t actually bite. However, their leg spines can scratch you and infect you with bacteria. The bacteria is really the problem with cockroaches, deposited into food, cockroach bacteria can cause illnesses such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. Cockroaches also have terrible smells that could trigger allergies.
Where should I look for cockroaches?
They can be found anywhere there is food and moisture. But, look for them in small and dark corners first.
Can cockroaches fly?
All cockroaches have wings. But, not all of them can fly
Do cockroaches bite?
Yes, they can. But, cockroaches rarely do
What specie of cockroach is in Australia?
The German and American cockroaches are the most common in Australia
How do I know if there’s a cockroach infestation?
The cockroach smell and droppings are the two most prominent infestation signs
Cockroach Treatment Prices
A professional cockroach treatment service costs anywhere between $100 and $800.
Why Choose Us
- Qualified & Licensed
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- Public Liability Insurance $10,000,000
- Experienced Professionals
- Caring Customer Service
- Prevention Strategies
- Affordable & Fast Quotes
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If you have a cockroach infestation call Pro Pest Control Sydney today. We have trained and experienced pest removal professionals who will be able to handle any problem, including cockroaches.
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