Cockroaches

cockroachesGerman Cockroaches

These are the most prevalent cockroach in Australia and are notorious for their rapid rate of breeding. These insects can spread a host of diseases as they move about your house and consume any food source they can access.

German cockroaches also shed their ‘skin’ ( exosleleton ) which can trigger allergies or asthma, particularly amongst elderly or young populations.

RIP Pest Control have been eliminating German Cockroaches from residences & businesses throughout greater Sydney for well over a decade and can create a customised plan to do the same for you.

 

Australian Cockroaches

They are opportunistic fliers and will infest anywhere adequate heat, humidity and food supply is available. Prime areas of interest are often pet food bowls and food waste storage areas.”The Australian cockroach is reddish brown and looks similar to American cockroach but is smaller at 35mm in body length. The Australian cockroach has yellow strips on the outer edge of the front wings. A world-wide species that prefers a vegetarian diet. It is known to eat holes in clothing and even book covers.

Generally prevalent in areas where winters are relatively mild. However, in colder climates they are prevalent in greenhouses and near large heating apparatus, air-conditioners or other equipment emitting heat constantly. They are opportunistic fliers and will infest anywhere adequate heat, humidity and food supply is available. Prime areas of interest are often pet food bowls and food waste storage areas.

 

The female lives up to 6 months; incubation period of eggs 40 days. An infestation can rapidly expand in ideal conditions, particularly during the warmer climates when temperatures are regularly above 25C. Chronic household infestations usually arise from the roof void, attic or sub-floor areas of the building.

To identify whether you have a problem with cockroaches give RIP Pest Control a call. We can assess whether you have a problem and can suggest solutions if in fact you do have cockroaches present in your home or workplace.

 

American Cockroaches

The largest of the cockroach pest species, the body of an adult American cockroach or “water bug” is 4 to 5 centimetres in length. Colour: reddish brown, with a yellowish band behind the head.

Preferred daytime habitat locations include the sub-floor, basement, in sewers and other warm, dark, moist locations. They avoid cold areas but will thrive outdoors in temperatures above 25C. Indoors they often congregate around hot water pipes, fridge motors, boilers and other heating appliances. The American cockroach will feed on a wide variety of plant and animal material.

Rapid breeding cycle: The female life span up to 1.5 years; incubation period of eggs 6 to 8 weeks; in ideal conditions they quickly reach plague proportions.

To identify whether you have a problem with cockroaches give RIP Pest Control a call. We can assess whether you have a problem and can suggest solutions if in fact you do have cockroaches present in your home or workplace.