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Cockroach Infestations – The Facts

  • Cockroaches have been living on this earth for millions of years, which makes them one of the hardiest and adaptable pests on the planet.
  • There are approximately 4,000 different types of cockroaches in the world, each found predominantly in suburban areas.
  • Cockroaches are scavengers that prefer warm environments, which means that they love to invade homes and commercial buildings alike to ensure that they have a constant supply of food and water.
  • Unfortunately, they can also cause allergies, trigger asthma attacks, and spread around 33 different types of bacteria.

Treatment Types and Pricing

Treatment Types

To treat cockroach infestations, we offer an all-inclusive General Pest Control package which effectively eliminates Cockroaches, Ants, Webbing Spiders, and Silverfish – all in one go!

Our General Pest Control service comes with a work warranty, which means if you’re not 100% satisfied we’ll come back free of charge*.


General Pest Control Pricing (Cockroach Treatment)

  • Units/Apartments – from $120
  • 3 Bedroom House – from $189

See our pricing page for more information on treatment costs.

Cockroach Profile

Identify your cockroach pest problem with our list of cockroach profiles below.

American Cockroach

american cockroach

  • The largest of the cockroach pest species
  • Body length measures 1.5 to 2 inches
  • Reddish brown in colour, with a yellow band behind their head
  • Prefers to live in the basement, sewers, sub-floor locations, and other dark, moist areas.
  • Avoids cold areas and congregates around hot water pipes, fridges, and other heating appliances.
  • Feeds on food scraps, as well as plant and animal materials
  • Rapid breeding cycle of 6-8 weeks
  • Can live up to 1.5 years
  • Will quickly reach plague proportions

Australian Cockroach

Australian cockroach

  • Reddish brown in colour – similar to the American cockroach but with yellow stripes on outer edges of front wings
  • Body length measures around 35mm
  • Prefers a vegetarian diet
  • Will eat holes in clothing and paperwork, including books
  • Prefers to reside in greenhouses and near heating apparatus, air-conditioners, and other heat-emitting equipment.
  • Opportunistic fliers
  • Will infest anywhere a good food source is provided
  • Rapid breeding cycle of 40 days
  • Females can live up to 6 months
  • Can readily infest areas to plague proportions

German Cockroach

German cockroach

  • Beige to light brown in colour with two dark stripes on the back of their head
  • Body length measures around ½ an inch
  • Most widely transported insect pest in the world
  • Infestations even occur in Alaska!
  • Reside in warmer areas around heating equipment
  • Commonly found in homes, apartments, restaurants, food processing plants, supermarkets, and warehouses
  • Their eggs can arrive in food containers, cartons, fridges, stoves, and other materials introduced into a building
  • Infestations usually occur in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Most prolific breeder of all cockroaches – the female carries a capsule containing up to 40 eggs, which develop within 45 days
  • Females can live up to 6 months

Native Cockroach

native cockroach

  • Native cockroaches are usually nocturnal
  • Reside in burrows in the soil
  • Can be found hiding under rocks logs and other native areas
  • Consumes organic matter such as leaf litter and rotting logs
  • Females lay their eggs in a hard case, which is carried around and deposited under leaf litter
  • Nymphs usually take 1 year to develop

Oriental Cockroach

oriental cockroach

  • Dark brown to black in colour
  • Body length measures around 1 inch
  • Resides in dark, moist areas such as basements, cellars, garbage chutes, sewers, and water pipes
  • Prefer to consume starchy foods
  • Rapid breeding cycle of 1 to 2 months
  • Female lays egg sacks containing up to 16 eggs at once
  • Females can live up to 2 years

Contact Us

Have you seen a cockroach in your home? Don’t wait for the infestation, call us today on 1300 669 092 to fix the problem immediately!

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