Many of our clients place cockroaches high on their unwanted list. There are believed to be over 4000 species of cockroaches, with only 30 species sharing habitat with humans. We are able to provide professional cockroach control and provide a warranty on all of our cockroach treatments.
Cockroaches are considered pests, due to their ability to spread diseases, contaminate food, emit unpleasant odours. It has been reported that cockroaches have even bitten sailors on heavily infested ships.
As with most pest control problems, identifying the species of cockroach is imperative in obtaining good results in Cockroach control.
Common cockroaches in Perth
Many cockroaches are content to stay outside, where they are not a problem. When they come indoors to scavenge for food, live and breed they can become a problem. The cockroaches below are frequently encountered around Perth homes, restaurants and offices. Click on the images to find out more.
German cockroaches are a small cockroach, adults are normally 12-15 mm. They commonly infest the interior of buildings, especially kitchens. They like to be near food, and warmth. They are prolific breeders, and reach sexual maturity in as little as 6 weeks. Each female is capable of up to 8 egg cases, with between 30-40 eggs in each case. Once cockroach can quickly turn into many hundreds within weeks.
These cockroaches are very common in and around Perth homes. Their natural habitat is around mulch, leaf litter and shrubs. They seldom come inside, but may be attracted to the light, or may be brought in on letters or news papers that have been left outside. They may also venture indoors after the home owner has disturbed the gardens or mulched outside.
One of our largest cockroaches often getting to 50mm or more. They are capable flyers. Tending to stay near warm and moist conditions such as drains, sewers, around spas and pools. May often be found living in roof spaces, and around stoves and fridges