The cockroach is a fast-moving, nocturnal scavenger that most Canberrans are well-acquainted with. There are over four-hundred cockroach species in Australia, but only four species come to the regular attention of pest controllers in Canberra: Australian, American, German and Oriental cockroaches. ACT Pest Control’s tailored pest control services eradicate Canberra cockroaches quick smart.
Cockroaches love warm, dark and moist environments. Kitchens are a favourite hangout, along with bathrooms and wall cavities. It’s not unusual for cockroaches to be found behind the kitchen sink or lurking near a garbage bin.
Cockroaches are known to carry bacteria, such as staphylococcus, streptococcus and salmonella. They can also carry the polio virus, and have been known to trigger asthma attacks in some people. As cockroaches have a tendency to defecate and vomit on food they find, it’s imperative to secure food sources in the kitchen.
An intrusion of cockroaches will leave behind a number of tell-tale signs:-
Like most insects, cockroaches look for food, water and shelter in your home. Cockroaches are notoriously unfussy when it comes to eating (even faecal matter in toilet bowls is acceptable). Cleaning up your kitchen after every meal is imperative when it comes to cockroach pest control in Canberra.
Cockroaches breed all year round, but more so in warmer weather. A female cockroach usually lays around 40 eggs at a time (3-4 times per year). If you have more than one female breeding in your home, it doesn’t take long for an infestation to occur.
A pesticide (usually in gel bait form) is used to kill cockroaches. German cockroaches require their own specific treatment.
For further information on cockroach pest control services in Canberra, please call the knowledgeable team at ACT Pest Control on 1300 022 122.
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