Cockroaches are insects belonging to order of Blattodea.
Cockroaches are highly successful and primitive, their origins date back at least 300 million years. Fossil evidence shows that there has been little change in their body form since that time.
Cockroaches will eat virtually anything living amongst humans. They scavenge in cracks and crevices throughout our houses and kitchens potentially spreading diseases.
The Female can produce between 12-40 eggs, depending on the conditions and the species. Adult life span may be a few months to over a year.
Infestations of cockroaches are typically found around buildings and anywhere that provides food, water, and shelter. A commercial kitchen can harbour hundreds of cockroaches even thousands at any time of their development.
Cockroaches and the health threat to humans is serious, they are known to carry on their cuticle, in their gut and faeces disease organisms that affect humans. A variety of disease organism’s may be found including salmonella, dysentery, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.
If you have a cockroach problem, please contact Urban pest specialists: 0400 121 241