Cockroach Control Service Gold coast
Only six of over 4000 species of Cockroaches are serious pests to homeowners in Australia
Many environments provide exploitation for food and shelter. Some places provide year round warmth, food and shelter which may provide homes for thousands of cockroaches. Cockroaches eat stored foods and other materials. They are capable of contaminating foods and food handling areas with droppings, cast skins, egg sacs, regurgitation marks and odours.
There are three common species found in the home:
German Cockroach – 5/8″ Also known as the “croton bug” the German roach is brown in color with 2 dark stripes on thorax. The wings are as long as the body or slightly overlapping in both sexes, despite this they prefer to run or climb. It prefers moist environments such as kitchen cabinets and bathrooms.
Oriental Cockroach – 1.5″ Dark brown to black in color. The wings are undeveloped in female but cover ¾ length of the abdomen in the male; both sexes prefer to run or climb. It prefers cool, damp environments like drains, sewers and crawl spaces.
American Cockroach – 1.5″ Also known as the palmetto bug, the American Cockroach is reddish brown in color and has a pale yellow area around the perimeter of the pronotum. These cockroaches tend to be found in dark, undisturbed areas that are high in humidity.