Different Cockroaches Need Different Treatment
Pest controllers and homeowners need to understand different cockroaches and treat them differently in order to control them. Here are some of the more common varieties that you might encounter:
American cockroaches can colonise any urban environment in their search for food.
Australian cockroaches seek out vegetarian food such as plants. They can destroy seedlings in a greenhouse and once inside can develop an appetite for pet food and other food around the house.
These cockroaches lay their eggs in difficult to reach places around the home. It’s important to check shelves, closets and curtains for signs of their eggs. They need to be eliminated early or they can overrun a property. They can also fly.
American, Australian and Brown-banded species tend to spend more time indoors rather than outdoors and treatment efforts should be focused there.
In contrast, Wood cockroaches need to spend part of their lifecycle outdoors surviving in piles of firewood and other exterior structures. Wood cockroaches should therefore be combated with treatment that destroys their outdoor living areas.