Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental Cockroaches (Blatta orientalis)

Appearance

  • Dark brown or black in colour.
  • 20 -25mm long.
  • The wings are undeveloped in the female, and cover ¾ of the abdomen in the male.

Life Cycle

  • Females deposit 16 eggs in an ootheca (egg case).
  • Hatch in 2 months.
  • Nymphs take 6-18 months to develop into adults.

Habits

  • Highly adapted for surviving in the natural environment, Oriental cockroaches thrive in cool, damp areas, such as basements, drains and openings beneath porches.
  • Known for their preference for feeding on garbage and decay, these insects are commonly found in rubbish tips and leaf litters.
  • Oriental cockroaches run rather than fly.

COCKROACHES

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Servicing All ACT suburbs & surrounding areas without the harsh chemicals!

TOP SEVEN COMMON PESTS

Our general pest treatment deals with the top SEVEN most common pests around your home in the one visit saving you time, money and keeping your environment safe.

These pests are spiders, cockroaches, silverfish, slaters, clothes moths, earwigs & millipedes.

SEASONS

Tips on what to look out for in spring.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. In a Canberra spring, as your gardens start to bloom and temperatures start to rise so do the numbers of pests, particularly spiders. You will also notice an increase in ant activity along with earwigs, and as we approach late September early October, bees also become a problem.

Tips on what to look out for in summer.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. Canberra summers can be very hot, and pests love heat. Spiders are now at their peak along with ants, many cockroaches and in particular wasps. European wasps become a major hazard – If you find a wasp infestation DO NOT approach the nest or attempt to treat yourself.

Tips on what to look out for in autumn.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. In a Canberra autumn, pests will slowly reduce in numbers as the temperatures cool. This does not mean that your property will be pest free until spring. You can experience a crossover of the most common seasonal pest species, for example along with spiders & ants, European wasps are still common as well as rodents.

Tips on what to look out for in winter.

In Canberra, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents are found all year-round. The size of the infestation or how often you see them can vary from season to season and at times month to month. A Canberra winter can be freezing and pests are drawn indoors for many reasons. Mice and rats are by far the most common winter pest. Rodents can be responsible for the spread of disease, and contamination of more food than they eat. They are known to cause house fires after chewing through electrical cables.

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Gungahlin

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Canberra City

South Canberra

Jerrabomberra

Weston Creek

Woden Valley

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