Pest control Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

German Cockroach

(Blattella germanica)

  • Small species
  • Colour varies from tan to almost black
  • 12-16mm (fully grown)
  • Has wings but can barely fly
  • Has two distinct brown strips down their outside edge
Invasive (not native to Australia)
  • Commonly associated with restaurants and resorts
  • Only occur near human habitation
  • Sensitive to cold – favours warm climates
  • Nocturnal – can be seen in the evenings
  • When disturbed emits an unpleasant odour
  • Attracted to meats, starches, sugars, and fatty foods
  • Can breed rapidly and abundantly, living in kitchen cupboards and behind kitchen equipment like dishwashers and cookers
  • Often brought into the home or commercial kitchens with food and equipment packaging

Treatment Options

For cockroaches we are careful to treat any cracks or crevices where cockroaches can find harbourage.  Our technicians know little tricks of the trade, like treating the underside of your kitchen equipment where we can, so the chemical does not get mopped away, avoiding work surfaces.  They are always careful to treat the less obvious areas like bins and food serveries where food can be dropped on floors.

We have a pest control solution for areas with excessive electrical cables.

Australian Cockroach

(Periplaneta australasiae)

  • Larger of the 2 Cockroach species
  • Brown overall with a distinctive head shield
  • 23-35mm
Invasive species (not native to Australia)
  • Prefers warmer climates
  • Can survive colder months in houses
  • Lives around the perimeter of homes
  • Will come indoors to scavenge
  • Feeds on organic decaying material and plants

For cockroaches we are careful to treat any cracks or crevices where cockroaches can find harbourage.  Our technicians know little tricks of the trade, like treating the underside of your kitchen equipment where we can, so the chemical does not get mopped away, avoiding work surfaces.  They are always careful to treat the less obvious areas like bins and food serveries where food can be dropped on floors.

We have a pest control solution for areas with excessive electrical cables.

Tips To Prevent Cockroaches

  • For homes 6-12monthly treatments recommended
  • For commercial kitchens quarterly treatments recommended
  • Boxes of food etc should be unpacked outside of the premises and boxes disposed of
  • Keeping areas behind equipment clean
  • Clean kitchens each evening and vacuum/sweep up any food on floors
  • Keep cookers, fridges and any other equipment clean and well sealed
  • Seal up stored foods
  • Seal up cracks in kitchen walls