About Cockroaches and Cockroach Treatment
Identifying the Cockroach in Your Property and your Treatment Options
Cockroach treatment is a popular service from Buggo Pest Control due to the prolific nature of these critters. There are a large number of different types of cockroaches in Sydney alone. In fact, there are over 450 different species of which the Australian, American and German cockroaches are the most common, as Sydney is ‘cockroach heaven’ with its warm, humid climate.
They are relatively easy to detect as they have flat oval-shaped bodies, and are roughly 2inches long. Cockroaches have six legs, two distinct antennae, and some even have wings (yes in Australia some of them fly!). A cockroach may vary in size, but they are relatively easy to recognize.
Cockroaches like any other bug, can cause extensive damage to your home or workplace, and can go undetected for years without you spotting them. This is why it is so important if you spot a cockroach or signs of an infestation to explore cockroach treatment options.
Most Encountered Cockroach Species in Sydney
Australian cockroaches are similar to American cockroaches, but they have a distinctive tan ring-like pattern on its back, just below its head.
They can lay up to 24 eggs a day.
They are most likely to be found in your kitchen, bathroom, or any place where food is stored or prepared, and are especially fond of humid areas with temperatures between 20 and 25oC.
The German cockroaches are one of the most common cockroaches that Sydney residents find in their homes and workplaces because they breed quickly, laying up to 100,000 eggs in a single year.
It’s easy to tell the difference between adults and nymphs because the adults are larger and have wings, while nymphs don’t have wings.
These cockroaches live in sewers, storm drains, steam tunnels, water meter boxes, gardens, and rubbish bins. They like warmth and humidity, mostly temperatures above 28 C.
They are more likely to infiltrate shops and restaurants than homes.
Oriental cockroaches are a dangerous pest that mostly live outdoors and are also common in homes with a lot of vegetation around them.
The good news is they don’t move fast and don’t fly. As they are unable to climb smooth vertical surfaces, they often become trapped in sinks and bathtubs.
Smokey Brown Cockroach
The Smokey Brown Cockroach are very sensitive to dehydration and must live near a reliable source of water. It’s a nocturnal creature and flies away if disturbed.
Brown Banded Cockroach
The females can’t fly, but the males sometimes fly or jump away from disturbances. They love rubbish as well as human food and can contaminate your home by spreading germs, and they also leave behind old skin and eggs, which can trigger allergies.
How to Spot a Cockroach Infestation?
If you think you have roaches in your home or workplace, the best way to get rid of them fast is to first identify which kind of cockroach you may have in your property.
The good news is they often leave behind signs of their presence, which makes it easy for you to tell they are there even if you can’t see them.
Droppings, smear marks, egg capsules, skin, damage, and smells are all indications that your property may have become invaded by these pests.
The most common places you’ll find evidence of a cockroach infestation is in your kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, basements, drains, and garden.
At Buggo Pest Control we offer cockroach inspections to find the home of the infestation and provide you with treatment options
If you or our inspectors have spotted any of these cockroach infestation signs, you should immediately get cockroach treatment. Buggo can help to rid you of this serious problem immediately before it gets worse.
Cockroach Infestation Signs & Prevention Tips
How to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation?
You need to deny them access to ensure they stay out of your home or business property. If you follow specific simple measures, you can prevent a cockroach infestation:
What are Your Options for Cockroach Treatment?
If you’ve found a cockroach or signs of cockroaches in your home there are many more which you haven’t found. Buggo Pest Control offers cockroach inspections to uncover the true extent of your infestation, preventing damage and seeing what further action is required. View more about our cockroach inspection service here.
Cockroach Pest Control
If you’ve uncovered the cockroach nest or are sure of your infestation there may be no other option than to call the professionals. Buggo Pest Control are here to get rid of your cockroach infestation and ensure they don’t come back. Learn more about our cockroach pest control services here.