Cockroach Pest Control & Treatment
At KR Pest Control we understand the importance of having a pest-free home, which is why we are here to help. With over 40 years experience in the industry, we’ve uncovered ways to prevent, minimise & rid those unwanted and unsightly pests.Large and highly visible, cockroaches are among the most well-recognised pests and are a regular sight in homes throughout Australia. While harmless in direct contact – they cannot bite or sting you – cockroaches are certainly capable of spreading disease such as salmonella, gastroenteritis, diphtheria and can even cause urinary tract infections What’s more, they are prolific breeders; a German cockroach, for example, can spawn 40 nymphs every 13 days, meaning it takes just a couple of weeks for an infestation to occur.
There are simple initiatives and ways you can reduce the infestation of cockroaches in and around your home which we outline below.
When you first notice the signs of cockroaches in your home, it is critical to act as quickly as possible. Some tips and tricks to minimise their presence are outlined below:
Types of Cockroaches
There are around 450 species of cockroaches in Australia, but very few are pests.
The three main types of cockroaches commonly found in homes and businesses in Australia include
– the German cockroach – Australian cockroach and – American cockroach
There are two key types of cockroaches:
American cockroachesThese are the larger cockroaches you’ll often see, measuring 4cm on average and with a reddish-brown hue. They can fly and live mostly in:
- Roof voids
German cockroachesMeasuring, on average, about 1cm in length (though known to get bigger), these cockroaches are more severe. They are brown to almost black in colour and can infest:
- Commercial premises
- Grease trap rooms
- Electrical appliances