Cockroach Control

Cockroach Control Sydney


Cockroaches are probably one of the most common pests we deal with all year round they are nearly in every home and certain species require multiple treatments to get rid of. Below are information about Cockroaches and how to effectively control them.

German Cockroach

German cockroaches are very common in Sydney and everyone has encountered them. They are small, brown with two black stripes on their back. Adults grow to about 13-16 mm in length. The nymphs are even darker in colour and also have the black strips on their back. What makes these cockroaches such a pest is that they breed so quickly and so fast! The females lay about 30-40 eggs every cycle while most other cockroaches lay about 10-20 per cycle. When found in your home they should be treated immediately to avoid an infestation.

American Cockroach

These are the big cockroaches found in homes around Australia with an length of about 4cm, these cockroaches are the biggest of their kind. They have a reddish brown colour with a yellow stripe around their head. They are very quick and can hide themselves very well despite their big size. They would be able to quickly make their way out of sight when someone enters the room and hide in cracks and small gaps. Adults have wings while the young are wingless. 

Australian Cockroach

Despite their name, these cockroaches are actually not native to Australia. These cockroaches take about six to twelve months to develop into adults. Like most other cockroaches, they are most active at night and will generally enter a building at sun down. They prefer hiding during the day and will be more active at night. They also prefers warmer weather and will be more prevalent and climates where it doesn’t get too cold during winter.

Oriental Cockroach

The Oriental Cockroach is grows to about 2-3cm in length and is a dark brown or black in colour. The Females will lay their eggs more or less every two months and will produce about 15 eggs. When the young hatched, they will take about 6 months to a year to become fully grown adults. They thrive in cooler dark and damp places like drains and basements and even under porches. They are know to feed on rubbish and waste and will look for a rubbish bin or dumpster for food. The wings on the Male’s bodies are fully developed but they prefer to run.

Brown Banded Cockroach

The Brown Banded Cockroach is very small, they only grow to about 10-15mm. They are easily recognisable by the yellow stripes across the entire body. Warmer humid climates will attract these Cockroaches. They will be attracted to heated buildings and make their harbourage insides roof voids, attics and also inside appliance motors. They will be most active during the night time and tends to feed on food that is left out. 

Smokey Brown Cockroach

These Cockroaches grow to about 35mm in length and is dark brown in colour. They tend to run even tough they have wings but will fly in very warm climates. The females lay about 22-25 eggs per cycle and as soon as the young hatched, they will take about 6 months to a year to become adults. They prefer to live outside in the hollows of trees or even under floors and will enter buildings at night time. These cockroaches carry a lot of bacteria and are known for contaminating food.

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Cockroach FAQ

German cockroaches are usually small and light brown. Look for two black lines on the back of the roach. If German Cockroaches are found in your home, treat them immediately as they will multiply very fast.

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