Cockroach Control in Sydney
Cockroaches belong to the category to kingdom Animalia, phylum Arthropoda, class insect and order Blattaria. Cockroaches are the pest and carry several diseases. They are commonly found food resources, waste disposal area and kitchen. When the infestation is large they are also found all over the house such as rooms, bathroom, corridors, stairwell, vicinity etc.
They can come inside your house through many routes such as cracks and crevices, luggage, handbags, neighbourhood etc.
They normally like dark area, however, can be easily seen during daylight if the high infestation occurs.
Cockroaches produce up to 40 eggs per day and multiply. They can contaminate our food and can make the whole premise unhygienic if not controlled. Severe disease may occur to allergies/asthma patient when not control for a long time. They can also bite.
Types of Common Cockroaches
1. German Cockroach
They are the one who produces up to 50 eggs. Due to high production, they grow fast. Their size is 6mm to 9mm long and is brown in colour. They revolved in life stages egg, nymph and adult. German cockroaches can live on anything such as cardboard, soap, spices, household utensils, dirt.
The best way to keep German cockroaches away from the house can be proper sanitation, vacuuming regularly, sealing all entry points such as cracks and crevices, utility pipes to stop moisture build up.
2. American Cockroach
These species are one of the major pest problems. Their infestation rate is high and is 35 mm to 40 mm in length. They are in red-brown colour. The nymph normally takes up to 15 months to turn into an adult.
They lay up to 16 eggs and are hatched between 1-2 months. Generally found in roof cavity, subfloor and bathrooms. Although they generally don’t bite however they do sometimes. Only minor skin irritation may occur when bitten.
3. Australian Cockroach
Australian cockroaches are introduced from Africa during 80’s. They are quite similar to American having about 450 species types in Australia. However, only a few are considered as pests.
The female cockroach can lay up to 24 eggs a day. They are mainly found in the bush area, gardens, storage area and garage etc.
4. Oriental Cockroach
Thee species of cockroach are dark, radish brown in colour. They length 20mm -25mm. They can lay 16 eggs, usually take 18 months for nymphs to turn into adult and hatches in two months. They normally get into from damp and cool area such as sewers, drains and pipes. Also are found in rubbish disposal, decay food materials. Hence, the possibility of transferring pathogens such as salmonella into our food resources is high.
5. Brown-banded Cockroach
They have two lighter stripes across their dark brownish body mostly in the abdomen. These species have a life of over 200 days. They are about 15mm long and are often found throughout structures but mainly in warm climates over 80 degrees. They mostly lay eggs under house timbers.
These species are regarded to spread diseases of bacteria which includes several timbers of parasites worm and other human pathogens. They carry germs and crawl through contaminated food sources and utensils. They can cause body irritation and allergies and trigger to asthma attack especially prone to children and elders.
They can be only controlled by proper sanitation, vacuuming, sealing cracks and crevices, brushing out food sources such as bread crumbs and preventing moisture. A qualified pest controller is usually required for inspection and pesticide treatment.
6. Smoky Brown Cockroach
They are about 30-35mm in length having dark brown colour. These type of species lay approximately 25 eggs per day after production cycle. Nymphs usually take 10 months to turn into an adult. They are often found in dark areas such as subfloor, bush, cracks. They tend to carry bacteria which are harmful and may contaminate our food sources.
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