Cockroaches

Cockroach Control and  Information

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Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea, sometimes called Blattaria, of which about 30 species out of 4,600 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests.

Comparison of three common cockroaches

Cockroach

German cockroach

Oriental cockroach

American cockroach

Size

11 to 16 mm

25 to 30 mm

28 to 43 mm

Habitat

Heated buildings, optimum 32 °C (90 °F)

20 to 29 °C (68 to 84 °F)

Same as German

Nymphal development time

6 to 12 weeks

6 to 12 months

4 to 15 months

Lifespan

6 to 9 months

1.0 to 1.5 years

1.0 to 1.5 years

Able to fly

Barely

No

Yes

Reproduction Capacity

German Cockroach

Nymph

Number Of oothecae produced by female

Incubation period of ootheca  17 days on average

No. Of eggs per ootheca          30-40

Period of nymphal development  40 days

Adult life span 125 – 200 days

American Cockroach

American

Number Of oothecae produced by female

Incubation period of ootheca  25-60 days on average

No. Of eggs per ootheca          12 – 28

Period of nymphal development  150 – 830 days

Adult life span

Female 90 – 700 days

Males   90 – 360 days

Smokey Brown Cockroach

Smokey

Number Of oothecae produced by female

Incubation period of ootheca  of 35 – 70 days on average

No. Of eggs per ootheca          22 – 26

Period of nymphal development  180 – 440 days

Development

Adult life span 160 – 300 days

Australia Cockroach

Australian

Number Of oothecae produced by female

Incubation period of ootheca  of 40 days on average

No. Of eggs per ootheca      24 – 28    

Period of nymphal development  200 days

Development

Adult life span 240 days

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental

Number Of oothecae produced by female

Incubation period of ootheca  of 40 – 80 days on average

No. Of eggs per ootheca      12 – 18    

Period of nymphal development  165 days

Development Female 280 days

Adult life span 60 – 275 days

Brown-Banded Cockroach

Brown Banded

Number Of oothecae produced by female

Incubation period of ootheca  of 40  days on average

No. Of eggs per ootheca      16 – 18    

Period of nymphal development 150 – 275 days

Adult life span 90 – 300 days

 

Our buildings are ideal for cockroaches because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. You will probably have a problem with the prolific German Cockroach.

If you see the German cockroach during the day or in areas where there is no food available such as bedrooms then you may have enormous populations

Cockroach is believed to spread a range of disease-producing organisms to humans

  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus
  • Dysentery
  • Typhoid
  • Poliomyelitis
  • gastroenteritis

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  • Spread disease by transporting bacteria and organisms from sewers and other unsanitary sources to food and food handling surfaces and utensils.
  • Seriously harm the reputation of a business. The appearance of Cockroaches in the public areas of a business can cause a huge loss of goodwill. Even your staff can find the presence of Cockroaches quite repulsive.
  • Contaminate food with their droppings, their dead casts (outer skeleton) discarded Cockroach egg cases even dead Cockroaches and vomit marks.
  • Cause unpleasant odours due to secretions from their mouths and outer shell. These are particularly severe when large populations are present.

Signs of Cockroach Activity Include

eggs

  • Droppings Cockroach droppings resemble pepper and larger droppings of around 2mm can have ridges along their sides and have blunt ends
  • Casts Cockroaches cast off their outer body or skeleton during their life and you may notice these in various areas around your home or building.

Castes

  • Spoilt Food Cockroaches will eat food that has not been properly stored and vomit back onto the food.

What We Do

Set up a guaranteed program to control cockroaches in a building and it’s surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems.

  • Inspect We will carry out a survey and report our findings.
  • Bait We will apply special bait which is licensed and formulated for Cockroach control. This is very safe for you and your children and pets. The bait is applied to out of reach places for your added peace of mind.
  • Dust We may apply dust to your roof void, subfloor and in your wall cavities.
  • Surface Spray We may apply a special surface spray which is licensed and formulated for Cockroach control. This is applied to the perimeter of your home or building.

What You Can Do with our Help and Advice

  • Sanitation You can reduce food and water available to Cockroaches. Even small pockets of moisture can keep Cockroaches nearby as they can go without food for over a month. One way you can help is to avoid keeping rubbish indoors overnight.
  • Proofing We can advise you on ways you can help to proof your home against Cockroach entry. This may include simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent Cockroach entry and to seal cracks and crevices.
  • Stock Ensure regular stock rotation and also inspect incoming food stock.
  • Storage Ensure food is stored above the ground and clear of walls.
  • Garbage Ensure your garbage is kept secure and locked.

Wherever possible with heavy infestations, provision should be made for one or service calls, preferably at approximately fortnightly intervals, where all areas should be reinspected and the appropriate treatment carried out.

Control measures we can use

PCO INSECT BAIT STATION

Bait Station

Designed to assist with the placement of bait particularly gel. The station has an adhesive spot on it’s base which allows it to be placed in cupboards etc. It’s easy to replenish gel through the hole on the top of the station where bait can be injected. Encourages longer effectiveness from bait as dust and other contaminants are kept off.

SILVALURE COCKROACH TRAP PRE-BAITED

Trap

The Silvalure Cockroach Trap is a pre-baited trap with special non-toxic glue which can be placed anywhere. Cockroaches are drawn to the special bait, where they are trapped on the glue. The trap is effective for up to 8 weeks.

ADVION COCKROACH GEL

Improving sanitation and proofing measures for your premise

IPM NON-CHEMICAL METHODS

  • Inspect all incoming stock
  • Seal cracks and crevices
  • Segregate new stock from old
  • Place wire mesh over drains
  • Keep tight lids on garbage bins
  • Keep lids on all foods containers
  • All ways clean up after yourself leave no food stuffs out over night

Call Us Now on 0422388144 or Enquire Online and We’ll Work with you to Control your Cockroach Problem -Guaranteed!

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