Australian Cockroaches

Australian Cockroaches - Pest Control Brisbane

There are about 4000 known species of cockroaches in the world and around 450 species varieties in Australia.  Few of the known species of cockroaches are pests.

There are 3 main cockroach species that are pests in Australia and are found in homes, businesses and industrial areas. These are the German cockroach, Australian cockroach, and American cockroach.

Knowing what type of cockroach that is responsible for a cockroach infestation will help create a more effective treatment for the infestation.

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The Australian cockroach

A common species found within the tropical cockroach variety.

  • Colour: Brown with a yellow pale stripe
  • Length: 23-35mm
  • Locations: Prefers warmer climates and is intolerant to cold climates.  Mostly found in subtropical and tropical climates.
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The German cockroach

A common species in commercial buildings, food processing facilities, and households.  It is the most common variety and the most aggressive.

  • Colour: From tan to almost black, two dark parallel streaks running from the head to the base of its wings.
  • Length: 1.1-1.6cm
  • Locations: Prefers moderate climates and cannot withstand extreme cold. Mostly found in human dwellings.
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The Oriental cockroach

Also known as the water bug or black beetle, the oriental cockroach is a large species and prefers damp, moist environments.

  • Colour: Dark brown or black, glossy body.
  • Length: 18-29mm
  • Locations: Prefers damp environments, they travel more slowly than their counterparts, found in sewers, near decaying matter, drains, basements and moist places.
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The American cockroach

This species of cockroach is the largest of common cockroaches.  It is considered a pest in its habitat. It is also known as the ship cockroach, kakerlac, and Bombay canary.

  • Colour: Reddish brown and yellowish margin.
  • Length: Average length of 4cm
  • Locations: Common in subtropical and tropical climates.  Cosmopolitan areas and urban areas.

Cockroaches are resilient, resistant to heat and cold, and are scavengers.  They feed on any type of food for sustenance and usually move around when there is least human activity(at night for eg.).

Professional Pest control is essential for treating areas affected by cockroach infestations, as sometimes domestic applications and treatments are not enough.  Cockroaches prefer domestic households, businesses and offices, residential areas, industrial areas, and urban areas, where there is a supply of food and areas to hide.

Further reading & sources

Cockroach pest control Brisbane for units, homes, domestic residences, contracts, tenders, restaurants, hospitals, doctors surgeries, food processing, factories, manufacturing, cafes, bars, hostels, hotels, clubs, gymnasiums, kindergartens, supermarkets, retail, shops, nursing homes, aged care, facilities management, common areas, body corporate, renovations, builders, pre-sale, pre-purchase, settlement, high rise apartments, townhouses, unit complexes & many more.

  • Cockroaches
  • Spiders
  • Fleas
  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Clothes Moths
  • Carpet Moths
  • Pantry Moths
  • Dust Mites
  • Silverfish
  • Wasps
  • Rodents
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Internal Areas
  • kitchens
  • Under fridges
  • Bathrooms
  • Skirting
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Inside cupboards
  • Cupboard tracks
  • Window tracks
  • Window frames
  • Door frames
  • Garages
  • Roof void
  • Wall cavities
  • Manhole
  • External Areas
  • Exterior walls
  • Balcony
  • Weep holes
  • Down pipes
  • Drain pipes
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Carports
  • Gazebos
  • Huts
  • Fences
  • Kids cubby house
  • Clothes lines
  • Letterbox
  • Houses – Residential
  • Commercial – Offices
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants – Cafes
  • Medical Centres
  • Child Care Centres
  • Government – Schools
  • Shopping Centres
  • Hotels – Motels
  • Factories – Industrial
  • Real Estates – Pre-Sale
  • Settlement
  • Bond Pest Control
  • Vacate Pest Control
  • Move Out Pest Control

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