It’s an old cockroach cliche now – if we had a nuclear blast that destroyed life on Earth, they’d be the only species to survive – that would be a hard fact to prove, but cockroaches have been around virtually unchanged for millions of years, and we still haven’t exterminated them from the planet. While there are more than 4,000 roach species globally, they’re not all pests. There are only about four cockroach species in Australia that are considered pests and health hazards and need treatment and removal when they cause an infestation in our homes and workplaces in Geelong.
Cockroaches come in all shapes and sizes with the world’s heaviest in Australia – the giant burrowing cockroach – this little beast can grow to 9 cm and weigh over 30 grams, so we’re lucky it’s not a pest! There are three main species of cockroach pests found in infestations in houses and businesses in Australia, including the German, Australian, and American cockroaches. To deal more effectively with infestations and removal, Acacia Pest Control exterminators in Geelong are expert at identifying the roach species and providing effective treatment and management of the problem.
Most cockroach females drop egg capsules (Ootheca), near a food source, on walls, in crevices, under material such as moist wood, for camouflage. Each capsule can contain 24 eggs that take up to 40 days to incubate.
The following cockroach pests are common infestations in Geelong requiring treatment and removal from homes and business premises.
- The Australian roach: These are red-brown with a yellow border on the area behind the head (pronotum) and grow to 30-35mm.
- The German roach: German cockroaches occur worldwide and are easily identifiable by two dark stripes on their pronotum. Adults grow to 12 – 15mm long.
- The American roach: These are a shiny red–brown cockroach about 40mm long. The wings are longer than the body in male; only just overlap abdomen in female.
- The brown-banded roach: This tiny pest is characterised by yellow-brown stripes over their abdomen. They grow to 15 mm long.
- The Oriental roach: It’s dark brown or black in colour, up to 25mm long, with wings undeveloped in the female, covering ¾ of the length of the abdomen in the male.
- The Smoky brown roach: This one is a shiny,dark brown cockroach from three to 35 mm long with wings longer than the body in males and just overlapping the abdomen in females.
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Commercial & Residential Roaches Control
Professional cockroach removal, control and management by Acacia Pest Control exterminators is the best way to solve infestations in homes and offices in Geelong effectively. Long-term management is essential, so the pest problem doesn’t recur. If you are in business in Geelong, especially if dealing with the preparation, sale, distribution or storing of food, a roach infestation is highly undesirable so treatment and removal is necessary. Cockroaches will damage stored foods, contaminate both surfaces and foods and result in possible action by food safety authorities which would ruin your reputation and our business. Roach infestations are a worry for both businesses and households due to the health hazards of this disease-spreading pest.
Why Are Roaches So Harmful?
Most people shudder when you mention a cockroach infestation because these creatures are associated with dirt, filth and unhygienic environments and people don’t want them in their Geelong homes. The cockroaches’ habits of feeding and nesting causing an infestation means they pick up and carry a wide range of pathogens, bacteria and viruses that can be transmitted to the food we eat and the surfaces on which we prepare meals. Roaches come out at night and crawl on surfaces and food left out of refrigerators (bowls of fruit, a biscuit tin left open, e.g.) leaving a trail of germs and disease in Geelong homes. The health of your customers and staff can be affected if you are in business, especially if processing and handling food around roaches. An infestation could result in breaking food safety laws and higher costs to hire exterminators, when a treatment, removal, control and management program by Acacia Pest Control could solve the infestation problem before it occurs.
Cockroaches can pass on the following diseases to humans, so treatment and removal of an infestation is advised:
- E. coli infections
- Typhoid fever
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How to Control Roaches
Cockroaches in Australia prefer to live outside, but they’ll come indoors and nest if they can find a way inside your Geelong home. We are our committed to the effective treatment, removal and control of your roach infestation problem. As part of this commitment , Acacia Pest Control exterminators will visit your Geelong home or commercial premises and check the structure to find any roach entry points and anything that might attract them. We use our 15 years of experience and time-honoured methods to modify or slightly change things to make the structure less open to a roach infestation. Then our expertly-trained and licensed service technicians will create a customised treatment program designed to develop and maintain a perfect, cockroach infestation-free environment in your Geelong home and yards. Some of the solutions include:
- Repairing holes around water pipes and baseboards, doors and windows.
- Placing mesh screens over roach hideaways such as vents, drains, windows and floors.
Do You Need a Roach Control Expert?
Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you if you see one cockroach you can be sure there are hundreds of them hidden away somewhere in your Geelong home, office or business that require treatment, removal and control. One sure way of knowing is looking for roach poo – it looks like black pepper or coffee grounds; it smells and leaves stains. And roaches outdo rabbits in the breeding game – if there’s one thing roaches love more than eating rotting food, garbage, and any kind of poo – it’s breeding. You might have a large or a small infestation in your Geelong home, but if it’s small, before long, it will be substantial. Call Acacia Pest Control and get your cockroach problem sorted early by having our exterminators provide our expert treatment, removal, control and management program.
How can we help?
Our Geelong-based residential and commercial cockroach control services provide peace of mind and allow your home, restaurant, warehouse, or other business to operate without the interruptions and safety hazards that come with a heavy roach infestation. For residential buildings, Acacia Pest Control in Geelong can provide treatments that will improve your quality of life. We Guarantee it! We control all species of cockroach pests that invade Geelong homes and businesses. We usually offer a six-month warranty, but nine times out of 10 the feedback is that our roach exterminators provide effective treatment, removal, control and management techniques that keep the cockroaches away from your Geelong home or business for longer.
What To Expect From Our Roach Pest Control Services
Acacia Pest Control exterminators in Geelong use the latest technology and tools available to deal with your cockroach infestation, using our best treatment, control, removal, and management techniques to deal with the problem. We also use the best products for removal, control and long-term roach management. We provide you with cockroach infestation solutions, and we promote environmentally safe products to protect you and your family from further infestation problems from roaches, maintaining the highest quality standards in our service delivery to your Geelong home or company.
If you’re having a problem with an infestation of cockroaches in your Geelong home, company offices or other business premises, call Acacia Pest Control on 1300 257 774, or send an email to email@example.com and we’ll apply our best practice to the treatment, removal and control of the infestation problem.