Seen Cockroaches marching through your home or business? Call the Experts!
Cockroaches, known in 3 common species: Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis). German cockroach (Blattella germanica), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) are pest insects infecting homes, restaurants, commercial and industrial premises. This pest is often introduced into buildings through the transportation of goods and equipment.
Cockroaches are known to carry a large number of diseases, dangerous to man, and if left untreated by a professional pest control technician, have the potential to reach epidemic proportions in a very short time span.
Cockroaches don’t have a pupal (maggot) stage and after the egg (ootheca) hatches, which can be anything from four weeks to two months depending of the variety of cockroach, the young cockroaches known as nymphs appear in alarming numbers (anything between 16 and 28 nymphs for the Oriental and American cockroach, and an incredible 35-40 nymphs per ootheca per German cockroach. Under optimum conditions cockroaches can produce two million offspring in one year, and fossil remains have been found dating back over 200 million years which makes this pest insect a true survivor.
Unusual smell An established cockroach infestation produces a lingering and unpleasant odour that taints items they contact.
Cockroach droppings If little water is available cockroaches will produce brown/black cylindrical droppings, approx. 2mm long.
Smear marks If water is abundant cockroaches will produce brown and irregular shaped smear marks. Check for marks on horizontal surfaces and at wall-floor junctions where cockroaches scuttle along.
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Also known as the ‘Palmetto bug’ because they live on trees, the American cockroach prefers dark, humid and undisturbed areas and can be found in basements, kitchens and bathrooms of homes.
Most commonly found indoors, German cockroaches prefer wet, humid conditions and are typically found within the home in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Highly adapted for surviving in the natural environment, Oriental cockroaches thrive in cool, damp areas such as basements, drains and openings beneath porches.
Get Rid of Cockroaches
If you’re struggling with a Cockroaches infestation at your home or business, contact Prokill for a professional solution.
Local Cockroach Control near your Home
Speed is of the essence if you discover Cockroaches in you home. They are fast breeders and move about on your property, so a quick call to your Prokill professional will help to target and treat your pest problem before it gets out of hand.
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Comprehensive Cockroach Control for Businesses
Carrying a range of diseases, Cockroaches can quickly spell disaster for businesses in terms of reputation and hygiene implications from an infestation especially for those handling food. Call your local Prokill expert for rapid treatment for your business.
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How can you stop Cockroaches spreading through your home or business?
Clear up food and liquid spills as quick as you can
Sweep up any food crumbs or debris
Store your food in sealed containers
Block of any entry points such a cracks in walls and gaps in doors
If you have any pets clear up their food immediately
Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!