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 Integrated Pest Management Services 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.