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Cockroaches - Pest Control

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Australian Cockroaches

Australian Cockroaches will eat anything that is available and will vomit and defecate on work surfaces, utensils, plates, cups etc spreading disease and contamination.

There are many different species of cockroaches in Australia. The 3 species that are commonly seen are the Australian Cockroach, the American Cockroach and German Cockroaches. There are two different treatment methods available to treat cockroaches and it depends upon the type of infestation as to what is most suitable. German cockroaches require a more advanced treatment to eradicate them.

• The Australian cockroach has long antennae and spiky legs, it is approx 35mm long and it is a reddish brown colour with a yellow margin around its body and front part of its wings.

• They are often seen in gardens and inside homes.

American Cockroach


• The American cockroach is approx 40mm long and it is a reddish brown colour and it has a yellow margin behind its head.

• They like to feed on plant and animal material.

• They are often found in moist areas, around garbage, in sheds and garages and will enter inside your home to find food and water.


German Cockroach


• The German cockroach is approx 12-16mm long and it is a pale brown colour. It also has wings but they rarely fly and two darker stipes on the front part of its body.

• The young German cockroaches are wingless and dark brown, with a single lighter stripe down the middle of its back.

• When there is a large infestation present, an unpleasant odour will be noticeable.

• They prefer warm, humid areas and can be commonly found in houses, restaurants, shops, kitchens and around appliances such as fridges, microwaves etc.

• One female can breed and the eggs, approx 48 of them can hatch within 28 days.

• They are easily moved from place to place in boxes or bags.