The cockroaches are an ancient group, dating back at least as far as the Carboniferous period, some 320 million years ago. Those early ancestors, however, lacked the internal ovipositors of modern roaches. Cockroaches are somewhat generalized insects without special adaptations like the sucking mouthparts of aphids and other true bugs; they have chewing mouthparts and are likely among the most primitive of living neopterin insects. They are common and hardy insects and can tolerate a wide range of environments from Arctic cold to tropical heat.
Here in Canberra, our company has seen a vast amount of these pests around. The main roach we deal with is the German Cockroach. Understand that this pest is fast at breeding, where there’s one there may be more. Call Now.
What We do at City Pest Control Services to deal with Cockroaches.
We start by having a detailed look around the area the Cockroach(es) have been seen. Cockroaches don’t travel too far away from their harbourage areas. After our Expert technicians have observed and made their decision a chemical or Gel will be placed to the area of contamination. The chemicals we place will be safe and ensure best contact for eradication.
Please understand the Cockroaches are hard to get rid of and only good quality products and a City Pest Technician can rid those pests.
What are the different kinds of cockroaches in Canberra & Queanbeyan?
To be specific, there are over 4,000 individual species of cockroach, and Australia is home to about 450 of them. However, there are only 6 main types:
- German cockroach
- Oriental cockroach
- American cockroach
- Brown-banded cockroach
- Australian cockroach
- Smoky brown cockroach
You will mainly find the German Cockroach in Canberra & Queanbeyan. But the Australian and American cockroach can also be found from time to time.
What are the characteristics of the German Cockroach?
Despite the name, German cockroaches are actually found worldwide. You can recognise them by the long stripes on their pronotum. Adults are around 12mm – 15mm. This type of cockroach likes to be indoors and loves wet conditions. They are often found near refrigerators and bathrooms for this reason. The eggs hatch in one month. They are a small but fast-breeding cockroach.
What are the dangers of a cockroach infestation?
There are a vast range of issues associated with cockroach infestations, due to the faeces and saliva left by the adults and infants. Cockroach infestations have been linked with allergies and asthma attacks. German cockroaches can also bite human skin, causing minor irritation. They can contaminate food leading to Salmonella and Shigella. They release an unpleasant odour and eat glue from the furniture.
How do I deal with a cockroach infestation?
Vacuum the entire house and scrub with warm soapy water to remove the dirt left behind by the infestation. Obviously, this is only the first step. Call City Pest Control for complete eradication of a dangerous species, and remember to keep your home as clean as possible so they cannot get back in.
What preventative strategies does City Pest Control recommend for cockroaches?
There are 3 basic preventative measures. The first is to reinforce your hole so cockroaches cannot enter. Seal cracks, drain lines, and sewer vents. Make sure there are no gaps around doors or windows. The second step is to ensure proper food storage. Seal everything airtight and don’t go to bed leaving snacks around the kitchen. Finally, simply clean regularly. Cockroaches are enticed towards damp, old areas and garbage heaps. Of course, you should really be doing the last step without our encouragement!
What treatment options does City Pest Control offer for cockroaches?
The best and most direct option is to identify where they are located and place a chemical gel. The roaches will eat the gel and pass on the chemical to infants and other adults. However, this does require some expertise. There are many species of cockroach and different treatment options for each. The wrong option will mean no result. Glue traps are also available, but again, you need to know which glue traps to use. Cockroaches are very difficult to kill due to the way their body is engineered. They can survive in extreme conditions and have a tough exoskeleton connected to a flexible membrane.
Is City Pest Control accredited to remove cockroaches?
Absolutely. Aside from 15 years of industry experience, City Pest Control is a member of AEPMA and is Pest Cert accredited. This accreditation ensures that we are up to date with the latest rules and regulations surrounding pest control. In short, we know how to deal with cockroaches of all kinds.
Give us a call and find out why we are the Best Pest Control for Cockroaches in Canberra & Queanbeyan – 0407 909 118.