Get Rid of Cockroaches Quickly in Brisbane

When you want to get rid of cockroaches quickly you need to know how to identify them and to contact a professional pest control company like Reliance Pest Control Brisbane and knowing that we have the most up to date methods of treating cockroaches for both domestic and commercial properties.

Typically, there are over 3,000 different types of cockroaches most are classed as pests while there are a few that are of benefit to the environment.

The main types of cockroaches found in Australian homes are either the German cockroach, Oriental or American cockroach. Most commonly found are German cockroaches which are described below.

German cockroaches are easily identifiable and have tan or darker shading with two dull strips. Young roaches are practically dark in shading, yet they have similar strips. Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length.

Life cycle

Females produce an egg capsule containing 30 – 48 eggs at the end of their abdomen. When the eggs are close to hatching, the females attach the capsule in a dark corner where the young nymphs can emerge safely. Nymphs, once hatched, can take between 6 weeks to 6 months to develop into adults.

One female German cockroach can produce up to 20,000 young annually which is why you need to treat your cockroach problem quickly to avoid an infestation.

Where are they found

The German Cockroach is a difficult pest to get rid of and the most troublesome pest in Brisbane and surrounding areas. They can be found anywhere in the home but the most common areas are in the kitchen, inside cupboards, drawers and dishwashers and other electrical appliances.

How to spot an infestation problem

Cockroaches are nocturnal and will come out to feed at night. If you are seeing cockroaches during the day you have a problem and need to act quickly as you may have an infestation which can quickly get out of control.

•  Cockroach droppings – cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings less than 1mm wide and of varying lengths.
•  Shedded skin – look for this evidence in locations you suspect they are sheltering. Cockroaches shed ‘cast nymphal ‘skins 5-8 times as they mature to adults.
•  Damage – be aware of unusual signs of damage, not just with food packaging. Cockroaches will attack organic goods including leather and books.
•  Unusual odour – an established infestation will produce a lingering and unpleasant musty smell that taints items they contact.
•  Live cockroaches in your bathrooms and kitchens – the German cockroach needs warmth and humidity and may be found around bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchen areas. Remember that cockroaches are also expert climbers, and are able to scale smooth surfaces like glass and polished metal with ease due to sticky pads on their feet. At times when you turn on a light at night you will see them scatter.

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