German cockroaches grow to an average size of 1.5cm in length, brown in colour with two dark parallel streaks. Known Harbourage’s or nesting areas are kitchens, cupboards, cracks and crevices. They can reproduce at an alarming rate 30-40 eggs every 4 to 6 weeks.
Cockroaches can carry a wide range of diseases, as a wide reservoir of bacteria, like salmonella and staphylococcus, and virus, like polio virus.
American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)
They are generally large cockroaches up to 4cm in length They prefer warm dark moist areas generally found in basements, around boiler rooms and rubble foundations. They are often only noticed when
lights are turned on as they scurry away or some having wings fly away.
Australian Cockroaches (Periplaneta australasiae)
Australian cockroaches are a large species of cockroaches winged and about 3-4 cm in length Australian cockroaches are similar to the American but can be distinguished by a yellow margin on the thorax and yellow streaks on its sides generally feeding on plants and organic substances including decaying substance s.
Brown Banded Cockroaches
They are 1.5cm in length Adults of both sexes are winged but only the male tends to fly Having two light-coloured bands running across the base of thir wings Compared to the German cockraoche brown banded prefer drier