Cockroaches

Cockroach Pest Control

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in Melbourne homes and businesses. They favour conditions similar to those that humans create, which is why effective cockroach control and cockroach management by professional Pest Control in Melbourne is so important. Cockroaches can contaminate food, utensils and preparation areas with droppings, cast skins, egg sacs, regurgitation marks and foul odours.

The Most Common Cockroach Species Encountered in Melbourne

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  • American (Periplaneta Americana spp.)
  • Australian (Periplaneta Australasiae spp.)
  • German (Blattella Germanica spp.)
  • Oriental (Blatta Orientalis spp.)
  • Smoky Brown (Periplaneta Fuliginosa spp.)
  • Brown Banded (Supella Longipalpa spp.)

German cockroaches can be a major problem in commercial kitchens, restaurants, pubs, cafes and in our homes as they are prolific breeders, and can live in refrigerators and ovens as well as in the smallest cracks and crevices. They are relatively small cockroaches, ranging from nymphs (young insects) the size of a pinhead to adults up to 15–25 mm long.

Australian, American and to a lesser degree the smoky brown cockroaches can be found throughout buildings. They are much larger than the German cockroach, up to 30–55 mm, and they have the ability to fly at night.

Cockroaches typically are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day means they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.

Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread of over 30 diseases such as Salmonella, which is a major cause of food poisoning. It’s for this reason (amongst others) that it is important to call for professional cockroach pest control services if you notice signs of an infestation.

They are hardy critters meaning that DIY solutions likely won’t cut it when it comes to an infestation, this is where Dawson’s can help. Call our team for comprehensive inspections and advisory services or to book a cockroach control treatment.

How to Tell If You Have a Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are extremely hardy creatures and adapt well to residential or commercial properties.

  • Faecal residue
  • Foul odour especially in dark and damp areas
  • Body parts usually limbs
  • Carcasses
  • Egg cases

They are often found in dark, warm places with good humidity which includes:

  • Kitchen sinks
  • Cracks and Crevices
  • Toilets, showers and hot water systems
  • Subflooring and roof voids
  • Wall Cavities

Cockroaches FAQs

Yes, cockroaches can bite humans in rare cases. They can contaminate food, utensils, and preparation areas with droppings, cast skins, egg sacs, regurgitation marks and foul odours. To eliminate cockroaches, contact your local pest controller in Melbourne.
Some species of cockroaches can fly, while others cannot.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in Melbourne homes and businesses. They favour conditions similar to those that humans create, which is why effective cockroach control and management by professionals is so important. Infestations won’t be fixed with DIY solutions so call in the team from Dawson’s Pest Control Melbourne
Cockroaches can be dangerous as they carry diseases and trigger allergies. Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread of over 30 diseases such as Salmonella, which is a major cause of food poisoning. Call the team from Dawson’s Pest Control for comprehensive inspections and advisory services or to book a cockroach treatment.
Use insecticides, baits, or traps to kill individual cockroaches, otherwise, call a reputable pest exterminator for larger infestations.
Cockroach droppings resemble small, dark pellets or coffee grounds.
Cockroach season in Australia is typically during warmer months and can be a major problem in commercial kitchens, restaurants, pubs, cafes and in our homes as they are prolific breeders and can live in refrigerators and ovens as well as in the smallest cracks and crevices. They are one of the most common pests in Melbourne homes and businesses. They are hardy critters meaning DIY solutions won’t work & and you need to call in professional cockroach pest control services.
Cockroach eggs are small, oval-shaped, and brown in colour.
Cockroaches have six legs.

Call us today on (03) 9222 2266 or Request a Call Back and speak with one of our customer service team members to answer any questions about Cockroach control and arrange a treatment.

Why Choose Dawson’s Australia

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Your home is your most important asset – keep it protected! With over 60 years of experience in the industry, you’re in safe hands with Dawson’s Australia.

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All treatments are carried out by professional, licensed pest services technicians. We always adhere to Australian standards and use only the highest quality products to ensure your pest problem is treated thoroughly.

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Our professional pest technicians are trained not only to treat the pest problem but also to look at the root cause. They will take the time to understand your concerns and provide feedback and recommendations on how to minimise pests in and around the property.

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All of our professionally trained and experienced technicians take the utmost care when carrying out treatment at your home or business and will work with your family to accommodate any needs.

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