At Pestworks we have extensive experience in cockroach control and removal. Prior to work commence we will carry out an inspection in order to determine what cockroach species you may have, which is critical in deciding on the appropriate treatment that should be carried out. Our cockroach control treatments are environmentally friendly, non-irritant and odourless, and there is no need to empty your kitchen cupboards.
Cockroaches can feed on just about anything and everything
Some species have been known to live up to 6 weeks without a meal
Cockroaches have been around since before dinosaurs some 300 million years ago
Decapitated cockroaches can live up to 14 days
Some cockroach species can grow 4 inches long and can be kept as pets
They can reach speeds of up to 80cm p/sec and easily turn 180 degrees at full speed
German cockroaches have up to 40 eggs in a single egg case every month
They can squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices and prefer wet dark places.
In Sydney, cockroaches are usually seen at night scurrying across kitchen bench tops, around bathrooms vanity units, or racing across the floors. They live in groups, and prefer warm, dark environment where there is moisture and food. Cockroaches are scavengers, they feed on anything from rotting garbage to a smudge of grease left behind on your cutting board. They thrive on spillages, sewage, paper, animal faeces, wood, leather, glue, and any decaying organic product.
Cockroaches are considered to be one of the hardiest critters on earth. This resilience and adaptability to almost any environment is what makes cockroach control a home owner’s nightmare. Cockroaches are repulsive, their droppings and regurgitation can contaminate food that is meant for human consumption. Cockroaches are well known to carry salmonella and other bacteria, that can lead to serious illnesses.