What do german cockroaches look like? German cockroaches are tan or light brown with two distinct dark brown lines running along the edge of their body. They are smaller than the other 6 types of cockroaches, only growing between 13-16 mm in length. These cockroaches are much faster and smaller than the other 6 types, making them harder to detect.
Where will I find german cockroaches in my home? These cockroaches like dark and humid spaces like kitchen and bathroom drains, crevices, and air ducts. They are food scavengers so it’s also common to find them in places where food is stored like cupboards.
What are the signs of a german cockroach infestation? The most common signs of an infestation are droppings (small, dark spots or smears), egg capsules, and a musty odour — the more cockroaches they are, the worse the smell!
What are the risks of a german cockroach infestation? German cockroaches can spread bacteria and trigger allergies and asthma, which is why pest control is essential but they also have the ability to contaminate and infect food with an odorous body discharge — gross!
Scientific Name: Periplaneta americana
What do american cockroaches look like? Hold onto your hats for this one, american cockroaches are the largest of the 6, growing up to 53 mm long! They’re reddish brown with a light yellow band behind their head.
Where will I find american cockroaches in my home? These cockroaches prefer warm, dark, and humid spaces but will survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They prefer basements, bathrooms, crawl spaces, kitchens, laundry rooms, cracks and crevices. It’s common for them to migrate outside when the weather is warm and back inside when it gets cool.
What are the signs of an american cockroach infestation? The first possible sign of an american cockroach infestation is a sighting. These cockroaches are very active, fast, and may even fly! More signs include reddish to dark brown egg capsules, droppings, and a musty odour. The odour isn’t even the worst part, the worst part is that these cockroaches use the odour as a reason to stay together in large groups.
What are the risks of an american cockroach infestation? Similar to the australian cockroach, they can carry bacteria such as salmonella and e.coli and trigger allergies and asthma. If they infest in large enough numbers they give off an odour.
Scientific Name: Periplaneta australasiae
What do australian cockroaches look like? The australian cockroach is brown with a yellow line around its head and is often confused with the american cockroach. However, this australian cockroach is smaller with a body length between 23-35 mm long.
Where will I find australian cockroaches in my home? This cockroach is nocturnal and will usually spend its day hiding in dark corners, under doors, and in cracks and crevices. It prefers damp and moist climates like the perimeter of your home or in areas where there is access to water (i.e. sinks, drains etc).
What are the signs of an australian cockroach infestation? The most common indicator of an australian cockroach infestation are signs of nymph, adult, or egg cases in your home.
What are the risks of an australian cockroach infestation? These cockroaches have the ability to spread bacteria (such as salmonella and e.coli) everywhere they rome. Their debris and faeces can also trigger allergies and asthma.
Check out a video below of the severity of some german cockroach infestations we deal with!! our pest control methods deal with cockroaches swiftly!
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