Cockroaches are close relatives of termites and belong to the insect Order Blattodea. They represent a primitive and highly successful group of insects whose origins extend back at least 300 million years. Most pest cockroaches originated in tropical or subtropical Africa.
Their wide distribution and close association with humans, coupled with the high frequency with which they carry human diseases, in and on their bodies, have given them a very high pest status in most parts of the world.
The common cockroaches we treat are:
- German Cockroach – the most wide spread and successful cockroach. Adults are light amber-brown with body length 12-15mm.
- American Cockroach – the largest cockroach that infest dwellings. Adults are red- brown with body length 35-40mm.
- Smokybrown Cockroach – an adult Smokybrown cockroach grows to approximately 35mm and is usually dark brown in colour.
- Oriental Cockroach – an adult Oriental cockroach grows between 20-25mm and is dark brown to black colour.
The first step to successfully treating cockroaches is to have an expert identify the species and inspect the affected area. Our experts will make hygiene recommendation to help avoid their return and undertake a crack and crevice treatment and or spray for heavy infestations.