One of the most common pests yet one of the most difficult to eliminate, cockroach infestations are a problem in many residential and commercial environments as these detested creepy crawlies with their flat bodies are particularly adept at crawling into gaps throughout kitchens and other areas.
There are several species of cockroaches prevalent in NSW, with Australian cockroaches the most common variety. One of the largest cockroach species, Australian cockroaches are easily identifiable by their large, reddish-brown bodies with a yellow band around the thorax, long antennas and spiky legs. While they don’t transmit diseases directly, they are still a major health hazard because they can contaminate food, either directly or by coming into contact with food preparation areas.
Less common than their Australian counterparts and seldom seen due to their nocturnal nature and aversion to light, German cockroaches are a small cockroach with a pale brown body and two longitudinal streaks on the front of the thorax. Like most cockroach species, it prefers warm, humid environments, nests in cracks and crevices and is usually found in close proximity to food and water. As German cockroaches are fast and prolific breeders, we usually recommend a second treatment conducted six weeks after the initial spraying to ensure no cockroaches and eggs remain.
Masterkill Specialist Pest Control provides cockroach treatment services for all domestic and commercial customers throughout Maitland, Newcastle and the Hunter region with emphasis on minimising risks to people and pets. To learn more about our cockroach treatment services, call Masterkill today.