Do You Have a Cockroach Infestation?

If you’ve spotted the German cockroach in your home, do not wait to contact a pest control company. Where there is one cockroach, there’s dozens lurking behind walls, countertops, and cabinets just waiting to make their debut. These roaches are not the friendly roommates you always hoped for, but with Sydney german cockroach experts on the job, getting them out of your hair is simple.

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You will notice the German cockroach by its appearance. This cockroach is light brown or tan in color, and also has two horizontal black stripes on the pronotum located behind the head. These roaches average length of 13 to 16 mm. Some of the younger ones are darker in color, and may appear black. They also have the black stripes on the back of their head. Although these cockroaches have wings, most of them prefer to run and rarely fly.

German cockroaches are plentiful in and around Sydney because they like the warm environment. This is the exact reason that they come inside of your home. Once inside, they make themselves comfortable. Oftentimes, you will find them inside of a kitchen or a bathroom, but they will move to other rooms of the house wherever there is food or moisture for them. Usually, they enter into the home through a bag, used clothing, a neighbor or visitor, or through other such sources. Once they’re inside, getting rid of them can be quite difficult, especially if you do not call the professionals.

A German cockroach will eat most anything that it can find because it is a scavenger. It will eat soap, books, toothpaste, and most anything else they can feed upon. They even eat crumbs. They reproduce very quickly, causing yet another reason to contact a professional pest control company to get rid of them immediately.  These cockroaches need to mate only one time to produce young. Once they mate, they produce an average of four to six egg cases over the course of their life. Each of the cases contains 30 to 40 eggs. The female will carry this anywhere from 54 to 220 days until 1 or 2 days before she hatches the sac. On average, the mother will carry the sack approximately 100 days. The German cockroach can live anywhere from 100 to 250 days.

The signs that you have a German cockroach infestation are pretty simple and easy to spot. You will notice droppings that appear as small, dark, pepper like materials left at various sources throughout the house.  Seeing the egg sacs lying around is yet another sign that you have a problem with roaches.  There is also a distinct smell when there are roaches present inside of the house due to the odorous compounds they secrete. You may notice a musty odor in the house if cockroaches are present.

Call on Sydney German cockroach experts if you suspect they are a problem in your home. The sooner you call, the sooner the issue can be a thing of the past.

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