Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in Australian households and present a wide range of health risk to humans and animals. It is believed that the cockroach may be a reservoir for a range of bacteria including salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. The cockroach can also harbour viruses such as the polio virus. Recent research has also suggested that cockroaches may also be associated with human allergies.
Once the cockroaches have entered your premises, they reproduce at an alarming speed, and thus containing them can be a very daunting task. Cockroaches are omnivorous insects that devour almost everything from food scrapes to rotten garbage, contaminating food with their waste and pungent discharge. As such, it is important to clean up any spills as soon as possible, store food in sealed containers and keep your home as neat and tidy as possible.
Being very gregarious species, all types of cockroaches thrive in warm and humid environments such as kitchen, roof voids, bathrooms and sub floors. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and run away when exposed to light and if their activity is observed during the day, it may indicate a heavy cockroach infestation. Similar to ants, cockroaches emit trails of their own feces matter that are easily identifiable. Other cockroaches follow such trails (used as signal for other cockroaches to follow them) resulting in sever cockroach infestation in the household, building. Accordingly, it is advisable to maintain a clean, hygienic environment and clean up any food spills promptly.
Cockroaches prefer to live in kitchen, roof voids, sub floors and bathrooms so as to feed off food spills and have easy access to water. Hiding spots of cockroach includes:
The main problem associated with cockroaches is in their ability to spread diseases which can be hazardous to one’s health. They travel mainly by scurrying along sewers, garbage, drains, plumbing and electrical wiring and the like. This movement brings them into contact with disease carrying organisms such as salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus which may cause tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, dysentery typhoid fever and hepatitis. Cockroach secretions and exoskeletal castings may also be associated to human allergies. They also carry virus and eggs of worm parasites which can poses a wide range of health risks to humans and animals.
There are over 3,500 different species of cockroaches. The four main types of cockroaches found in Australian households include:
A professional pest control treatment is the most effective way to get rid of cockroaches in your home or office. At NSW Pest Control we ensure a long-term solution and reduce the risk of re-infestation through our professional, long lasting prevention solutions that ensure that your home is pest free and safe.
NSW Pest Control provide a range of dedicated sprays, gels and dusts to eliminate cockroaches. Our technicians are skilled, licenced, certified and experienced professionals with a deep understanding of the habits of each cockroach species. Our licenced technicians can assist you with a tailored and flexible solution to meet your needs and prevent these species from becoming a problem in your home or workplace
We can also set up an annual programme for our customers in order to eliminate their need to worry about unwanted visitors. This scheduled service is ideal for many offices, hotels, food serving commercial premises and homeowners alike.
Please Contact NSW Pest Control or call us on 0415 224 338 to see how we can maintain your environment free of cockroaches and other pests.