Cockroaches have always been and always will be an issue in Sydney. There are five common species of cockroaches prevalent in Sydney. German cockroaches, Australian cockroaches, American cockroaches, smokey brown cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches.
The following information is designed to inform you about cockroaches and the pest control methods needed to eradicate cockroaches in your apartment, house or office. For an immediate response for any cockroaches or cockroach issue you may have, please don't hesitate to call Micropest on 1300 24 3377. For Micropest cockroach control methods please refer to Sydney Pest Control Treatments.
American Cockroaches are reddish-brown in colour, about 1.5 inches long, with wings but seldom fly.
American Cockroaches prefer organic matter, but will eat anything when inside. Sweets are attractive to them. They will also eat starchy items such as book bindings and the back of wall paper.
Habits and Biology
Females produce many egg capsules, the eggs hatch in 50-55 days into greyish-brown “nymphs”. In the north they are commonly found in steam heat tunnels or in large institutional buildings. They prefer open spaces instead of cracks and crevices. When inside they can be found where its dark and moist like the basement, around the bathtub, floor drains and sewers. Out side they like hollow trees, woodpiles and mulch. Usually they live outside but will wander inside in search of food.
Stop water leaks, screen equipment overflow drains and take overflow water away from the buildings. Keep drains traps full or capped. Remove rotting leaves from window wells. Move garbage cans out of preferred moist habitat. Ventilate moist spaces.
Pest Control Price ListMicropest provides the following services with an approximate price. Please don't hesitate to ring because we do have specials from time to time and we are flexible.
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