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Cockroaches

By Lucinda Gibson & Ken Walker - Walker, K. (2007) Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae), availabile online at http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseases/pest/main/136545/5906, CC BY 3.0 au, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32353356

By Lucinda Gibson & Ken Walker – Walker, K. (2007) Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae), availabile online at http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseases/pest/main/136545/5906, CC BY 3.0 au, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32353356

Our buildings are ideal for cockroaches because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. You will probably have a problem with the prolific German Cockroach.

If you see the German Cockroach during the day or in areas where there is no food available such as bedrooms then you may have enormous populations.

German cockroaches can…

  • Spread disease by transporting bacteria and organisms from sewers and other unsanitary sources to food and food handling surfaces and utensils.
  • Seriously harm the reputation of a business. The appearance of Cockroaches in the public areas of a business can cause a huge loss of goodwill. Even your staff can find the presence of Cockroaches quite repulsive.
  • Contaminate food with their droppings, their dead casts (outer skeleton) discarded Cockroach egg cases even dead Cockroaches and vomit marks.
  • Cause unpleasant odours due to secretions from their mouths and outer shell. These are particularly severe when large populations are present.