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German Cockroaches

German cockroaches, a troublesome species that infests homes, offices, factories, restaurants, cafes, and stores, are frequently encountered in Australia. They multiply rapidly and move around freely on the property, causing disruptions and inconvenience.

Eliminating cockroaches from your home can be overwhelming, but Tom’s Pest Control has a solution. Our team of professionals can assist you in controlling cockroaches on your property. We promptly achieve the desired outcome by employing suitable pest control techniques.

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Adult German Cockroaches

Baby German Cockroaches Around Egg Case

Baby German Cockroaches Around Egg Case

Juvenile German Cockroaches

Juvenile German Cockroaches

How Do German Cockroaches Enter Your Home?

Once inside your home, German cockroaches tend to dominate your kitchen area. They are often transported into dwellings through various sources, such as grocery bags, cardboard boxes, and packaging materials of multiple products purchased from stores.

When moving furniture, electrical appliances, and personal belongings from your old home to your new one, transferring these pests is possible. If they find a conducive environment in their new location, they can reproduce rapidly and increase their population significantly.

German cockroaches are typically small, with a tan or light brown hue and two dark brown lines running along the edge of their bodies. They can grow up to 13-16mm in length and are recognised as the fastest of all cockroach species. Their rapid movements make them challenging to spot.

Female cockroaches carry an egg capsule containing approximately 30-48 eggs. These eggs typically hatch within a month, and the female roaches attach the capsule in a dark and safe place to protect their offspring. The nymphs mature into adult cockroaches over six weeks to six months. German Cockroach females can produce up to 20,000 offspring each year.

German cockroaches are one of the most prevalent pests worldwide, thanks to their ability to thrive in various climates. Their behaviour is closely linked to their basic needs for shelter, food, and water, which are vital for survival. They tend to move around in sizeable groups and can rapidly reproduce when the conditions are favourable.

German cockroaches prefer dark and damp areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. While they try to avoid exposure to light, they exhibit impressive running and climbing abilities when cornered. Understanding these characteristics enables us to develop more effective strategies for managing their presence in our homes and workplaces.

Dangers to Humans

As German cockroaches move through decaying matter, they can accumulate germs on their leg spines and spread them to frequently touched surfaces and food sources used by humans.

German cockroaches have the potential to transmit bacteria, parasitic worms, and human pathogens, which can lead to the spread of disease. In addition, their saliva, droppings, and decomposing bodies can also trigger allergies and asthma symptoms.

Rely on Tom's Pest Control

Contact us if you’re looking for a reliable and skilled pest control service to eliminate cockroaches from your home. Our experience and proficiency enable us to address all pest control requirements for your property, regardless of size or scale.

Tom’s Pest Control uses safe and efficient techniques to eradicate cockroaches from your property. Therefore, if you have kids or pets in your home, you can rest assured that our pest control solutions won’t cause them any harm.

When you appoint us to eliminate cockroaches from your property, we follow a four-step process to achieve optimal results:

  • Inspection: We begin by inspecting your premises to assess the severity of the infestation.
  • Customised Treatment Plan: Based on the information gathered during the inspection, we create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific situation.
  • Eradication: Using appropriate products and techniques, we effectively eradicate cockroaches from your property.
  • Prevention Advice: Once the extermination process is complete, we provide you with valuable advice on how to prevent future cockroach infestations on your property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do German Cockroaches Eat?

German cockroaches have a varied diet, ranging from food scraps to grease and sugars commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, they prefer starchy foods such as rice, potatoes, and cereal. These pests can survive without water for up to 12 days and food for approximately 42 days.

Where Will I Find German Cockroaches in My House?

German cockroaches are commonly found in areas with access to food and water, such as kitchen and bathroom drains, crevices, and air ducts. They can also be found in cupboards where food is stored.

What Are the Signs of a German Cockroach Infestation?

Several indicators can help detect a German cockroach infestation, including:

  • Observing cockroaches during the day, which indicates a large population
  • A foul or unpleasant odour in the area.
  • Small black droppings that resemble ground pepper.
  • Dark stains on surfaces beneath where cockroaches have been eating or resting.
  • Oval-shaped egg capsules typically found in dark and moist areas.
  • Live or dead cockroaches in areas with food or water, such as drawers, cabinets, and sink drains.

It is crucial to act promptly when noticing these signs, as a German cockroach infestation can spread rapidly.