Cockroaches are insects belonging to order Blattodea. They represent a primitive and highly successful group of animals whose origins extend back at least 300 million years.
Cockroaches exploit a diverse range of ecologies, living amongst decaying leaf matter, under bark, on the foliage of shrubs and in the nests of social insects. They can also be found indoors where it is warm. They like to stay hidden and are mainly nocturnal. While there is 3500 species of cockroach, only about 10 species have exploited the dwellings of humans. The German cockroach is the most common and intrusive cockroach in Sydney, though the Australian, American, and Oriental cockroaches are also found.
The German cockroach is found inside your kitchen area around your warm appliances and like most insects are nocturnal. When you are sleeping, they are out and about. They leave very small droppings and hide in cracks and crevices, hide under your kettle, toaster, fridge and dishwasher.
It is required that two treatments be carried out for Germans as they breed rapidly and after a few months there can be hundreds.
There breeding cycle is every 21-28 days and as a result, after the initial treatment a follow up must be carried out to eradicate entire infestation.
Any pest control company that tells you otherwise, is wrong and will not get rid of your infestation.
The Australian, American and Oriental cockroach live externally and in your roof void, sub-floor, wall cavities and other areas that will provide shelter. A good pest control company should be treating all these areas to ensure complete eradication and should only be done once every 6-12 months.
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