Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in Newcastle homes and businesses. Cockroaches favour conditions similar to those that humans create, which is why effective cockroach control and cockroach management in Newcastle is so important. Cockroaches can contaminate food, utensils and preparation areas with droppings, cast skins, egg sacs, regurgitation marks and odours.
The most common cockroach species are:
German cockroaches can be a major problem in commercial kitchens, restaurants, pubs, cafes and in our homes; they are prolific breeders, they can live in refrigerators and in ovens as well as the smallest cracks and crevices. They are a relatively small cockroach with nymphs (young insects) the size of a pin head to adults up to 15–25 mm long.
Australian, American and to a lesser degree the smoky brown cockroaches can be found throughout buildings. They are much larger than the German cockroach, up to 30–55 mm and they fly at night.
Cockroaches typically are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day means they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.
Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread of over 30 diseases such as Salmonella, which is a cause of food poisoning.
How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Infestation
- Fecal residue
- Foul odor especially in dark and damp areas
- Body parts usually limbs
- Egg cases
Cockroaches are extremely hard creatures and adapt well to residential or commercial properties. They are often found in dark, warm places with good humidity which includes:
- Kitchen sinks
- Cracks and Crevices
- Toilets, showers and hot water systems
- Subflooring and roof voids
- Wall Cavitie