Cockroaches

Did you know that there are different types of cockroach in Australia?

This time I am going to talk about German cockroaches

German cockroaches are narrower & lighter brown in colour than the Australian cockroach. Adults range in size from 1 to 1 ½ cm long. They like to hide away behind fridges, dishwashers, in cupboards and they breed like mad. Horrible things!

They can come into the house in a box you have used to carry your groceries or in a new box with your lovely new dishwasher or fridge you have just purchased. They won’t die with the usual chemical used by your pest controller. So please don’t blame him if you get an outbreak. They usually use a different chemical & gels in the cupboards have to be used to get rid of these hardy prolific bugs. Sometimes the pest controller may ask you to empty cupboards.

Look out for them and make sure you ring your pest controller before they get out of hand. Sometimes 2 treatments are required before they can be eradicated.

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