Controlling Cockroaches in Your Home

Cockroach Infestation

One of the most common pests in Australian households, cockroaches can quickly become a nuisance and a danger. From running across kitchen benches to scattering over floorboards and tiles, cockroaches are often seen as an unhygienic and hazardous pest within the home. Unlucky for us, most cockroaches prefer the sheltered and contained environments of houses. Full of food, warmth and places to hide, our homes quickly become an attractive and pleasant habitat for cockroaches.

When it comes to cockroach infestations, it’s important to act quickly to eliminate them from your property. Cockroaches can spread germs, dirt and disease to humans, making fast cockroach control actions critical. As nocturnal creatures, cockroaches are generally most active at night. If you spot activity during the day, you may be experiencing a cockroach infestation.

Health Risks

Cockroaches are considered dirty and unhygienic. Carrying viruses and eggs of worm parasites, they pose a significant risk of disease, virus and infection to both humans and pets. A hazardous threat to your health, acting fast once you’ve spotted a cockroach is important to prevent a cockroach infestation or to eliminate one that may be lurking in your home.

If you find any sign of cockroaches, especially during the day, contact pest control professionals to deal with a potential cockroach infestation fast. Don’t put the health of your household on the line – get on top of a cockroach problem quickly.

Types of Cockroaches

In Perth homes and businesses, the most commonly discovered types of cockroaches include:

  • German cockroach

    Found across the world, German cockroaches have two dark stripes on their pronotum and grow to around 12-15mm in length.

  • American cockroach

    One of the largest cockroaches to infest homes and businesses, the American cockroach reaches around 40mm in length and is a shiny red-brown colour. They generally run but can also fly in high temperatures.

  • Native Australian black cockroach

    Growing to around 35mm in length, native Australian black cockroaches are usually found indoors during summer. They’re black with a sliver of white and are wingless.

  • Brown-banded cockroach

    A relatively small pest cockroach, these roaches grow to around 15mm and have yellow-brown stripes across their abdomen. They prefer warm and humid environments and are especially active at night.

Cockroach Control

If you think you may have a cockroach infestation, contact a pest control professional. A specialist will visit your property to conduct a thorough inspection to identify the type of cockroaches and their location. Once cockroaches have been discovered, your home will be treated with specialised products and techniques to eliminate the infestation and deter other cockroaches from entering your property.

We recommend storing food and ingredients away securely and also keeping doors and windows closed to minimise accessibility for cockroaches.

Cockroach Infestation Elimination in Perth

Spotted cockroaches in your property? Contact The Pest Guys in Perth. As experts in pest and cockroach control, we offer comprehensive pest control packages to keep your home completely free of harmful and annoying pests year-round. Incorporating regular scheduled visits, our pest control packages allow you to deter and prevent pest infestations with tailored strategies and solutions.

Find out more about pest and cockroach control in Perth. Contact us on (08) 6201 2013.