Why Cockroaches Love Sydney
Unfortunately, five different species of cockroaches mainly cause problems in Sydney. The worst of these is the German cockroach, followed by the Australian Cockroach, Oriental, Smokey-Brown and American cockroaches.
German cockroaches are commonly found in the high-density and built up areas of Sydney – such as the C.B.D. Because we are now seeing more high density builds along the existing train lines, the problem seems to be spreading, and more and more people are in need of cockroach pest control services.
All cockroaches enjoy living in humid and warm environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, roof voids and subfloors. Cockroaches are well known for being hardy insects as some varieties can go a whole month without food.
While cockroaches are believed to be *disease-ridden* the chances of contracting a disease are quite low. Some see cockroaches as an indicator of poor hygiene, but that isn’t always the case – especially with German cockroaches – one German cockroach egg can give birth to forty little ones. It is for this reason the excellent cockroach pest control is essential.
Just like ants, cockroaches leave little chemical trails in their wake, and these trails are used to entice other cockroaches to follow them – this can result in a cockroach swarm and severe infestations within a building. You should always maintain proper hygiene and keep food storage and preparation areas clean and tidy.
There are a few ways you can identify a cockroach problem in your home. If you suspect a problem, a thorough inspection by a pest control company is needed. Areas to inspect include dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, drawers, floors, kitchens and bathrooms. A Cockroach glue trap can be used to confirm any cockroach activity and the degree of infestation.
Once an infestation is confirmed cockroaches can be managed by taking away any sources of food and water. A dehumidifier is useful as cockroaches like a humid environment – a dry and clean environment makes it harder for them to live and breed.
Cockroaches are still hard to eliminate, and this is where the services of a professional pest control service are recommended.
Sydney’s most significant pest is the German Cockroach.
They range in color from tan through to a dark brown and grow between 1.3cm to 1.6cm, and they have two distinctive bands that run the length of their head. They love warm, humid environments such as kitchens and bathrooms, and familiar hiding places include – microwaves, fridges, dishwashers, ovens, pantries and cupboards.
They breed quickly and can become a big problem in a short space of time. The female can live up to 6 months and lays one egg at a time, with each egg containing 40 babies. With a growth cycle of a month, it’s possible for a cockroach population to reach up to 1000 within a year. They breed faster in the summer.
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