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Cockroaches Control In Sydney

How to get rid of cockroaches in your home in Sydney?

The cockroach is believed to spread a range of disease-producing organisms to humans including salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. Cockroaches prefer warm, humid conditions with a ready food source.

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted household pest insects and there are many species of cockroaches. They feed on human and pet food, and can leave an offensive odor. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans. Cockroaches have been known to be linked with allergic reactions in humans.One of the proteins that trigger allergic reactions has been identified as tropomyosin. These allergens have also been linked to asthma, there for a treatment for cockroaches needs to be eco friendly.

Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their feces, as well as emitting airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. These chemical trails transmit bacteria onto surfaces. Other cockroaches will follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, and also discover where other cockroaches are hiding. Thus, cockroaches can exhibit emergent behavior, in which group or swarm behavior emerges from a simple set of individual interactions.

Cockroaches are generally omnivorous that basically mean that they can eat anything.

 

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Cockroaches Control can be difficult in Sydney. By nature, cockroaches are survives that breed really quickly and that means that if you see a few crawling around they can easily become hundreds in a matter of weeks.

Cockroaches may spread a range of diseases.

It is believed that the cockroach may be a reservoir for a range of bacteria including salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. The cockroach can also harbour viruses.

Like the household fly, the cockroach will eat virtually anything ranging from food spills on a kitchen floor to fecal matter. Ingested bacteria can survive in the cockroach’s digestive system, sometimes for months or even years, and are passed in its droppings. Cockroaches will vomit and defecate on food and it is thought that disease may be transmitted to humans when humans eat food contaminated by cockroaches.

Recent research suggests that the cockroach may also be associated with human allergies and that is a fear factor to be acknowledged.

Where cockroaches live and there common hiding spots in your home?

Cockroaches prefer to live in kitchens and other food preparation areas, so they can feed off food spills and have access to water. Hiding spots for the household cockroach include:

  • Cracks in walls
  • Confined spaces, such as behind the refrigerator, in a pantry or underneath a stack of magazines, newspapers or cardboard boxes
  • Any furniture items that are generally left undisturbed
  • Kitchen cupboards
  • Below sinks
  • In the dishwasher
  • In the Microwaves
  • Around hotwater systems
  • In drains and grease traps
  • Gardens

How to get rid of cockroaches?

Getting rid of cockroaches in Sydney can be quiet difficult.

Here we offer homeowners these tips to protect their families and properties from cockroach infestations in Sydney:

  • Keep a spotless kitchen and other food preparation areas. Clean behind and under appliances regularly, as these are favourite hiding spots for cockroaches where crumbs and trash are more likely to build up.
  • Do not leave fruit or food on the kitchen benches overnight.
  • Keeping all food stored away in sealed containers.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers.
  • Vacuum. Early and often is best for reducing harmful cockroach allergens.
  • It is also helpful to seal off any entry points, such as holes around baseboards, between kitchen cabinets, pipes, doors, and windows with some steel wool or copper mesh and some cement, putty or silicone caulk.
  • Keep basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry
  • Don’t water the cockroaches! Cockroaches can survive months without eating, but they need a daily source of water to thrive. Never leave water in the sink, in dirty dishes, or other areas of the house. Check other sources of water as well, such as leaky plumbing, under- refrigerator dampness, and concrete sweating. Wipe all traces of water from the sink after you’ve done the dishes and wipe down the bath area after use.
  • Thoroughly clean the house at least weekly.
  • Clean regularly underneath the fridge, stove, toaster and other movable appliances.
  • Do not leave out pets’ food or food scraps in pet bowls.
  • Clean up any food spills promptly.
  • Repair any holes, cracks or gaps in the walls, skirting boards and inside cupboards.
  • Don’t stack newspapers, magazines or cardboard boxes anywhere in the house.
  • Clothes and other household articles should not be kept on the floor.
  • Screening windows and doors.
  • Keep compost bins screened and away from the house.
  • Try to keep rubbish bins away from your house.
  • Trim bushes near air vents to keep cockroaches from getting into the house.
  • Keep your yard clean and rubbish free and make adequate arrangements for both liquid and solid waste disposal.

 

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Act quickly. If you find evidence of an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the cockroach problem with an organic cockroach control treatment. Once you’ve seen cockroaches in your home or apartment, odds are there are many more out of view and if left unattended for a long period of time may result in getting rid of cockroaches, that more costly for you.

Since Cockroaches can be difficult to eliminate from your home and after implementing the past tips you still have problems just give us a call. At Easy On Earth Pest Control™ we can offer you our expertise and knowledge of Cockroaches biology to best protect your health and how to get rid of cockroaches in your home with any cockroaches infestations with a roach control programme.

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Please feel free to call us to book in an Eco Treatment on 0406 983 822, 02 8753 1802 orcontact us for a Quote. We will be happy to answer any of your pest control questions.

Cockroaches Diseases

Cockroaches control and getting rid of cockroaches are important for health and safety reasons. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that one-in-five children have severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens, which increase the severity of asthma symptoms. These allergens are most commonly introduced in homes through cockroach saliva, droppings and the decomposing bodies of these pests.

Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these onto food or food surfaces.

Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and will run away when exposed to light.

Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings, specially in Sydney. Getting rid of cockroaches is all about having an affective roach control programme in place and having a natural cockroach control programme implemented is even better for the health of the occupants and the environment.

How Easy On Earth Pest Control™ works to help you to control those annoying cockroaches in Sydney.

All our integrated pest management services including cockroach control Sydney are based on a very thorough inspection in order to determine WHAT the pest problem is, WHERE it is located and what is its density, and WHY there is pest presence. From this information we arrive at the best approach for HOW to solve your pest problems.

All products that are used by us, have a very low toxicity and they are targeting just the specific pests. We use these products, for example cockroach gel, only in the areas where they breed. Always away from children and pets.

Give us a call to book an Eco Treatment or a QUOTE for an organic cockroach control on 0406 983 822 t 02 8753 1802.

All about cockroaches in Sydney

The most common cockroaches in Sydney

German Cockroaches

 

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German Cockroaches are the hardest pest cockroach to get rid of and is the most troublesome in Sydney. German Cockroaches can be found anywhere in the home but is probably most common in the kitchen, frequently inside cupboards, drawers and electrical appliances, especially near warm areas like water heaters.

German Cockroaches eat almost anything but prefers starchy foods like potatoes, rice and cereal.

The German cockroach is by far the most important and usually the most common of the cockroaches. In addition to being a nuisance, the German cockroach has been implicated in outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions in many people. German cockroach control is challenging and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

 

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A female German cockroach carries an egg capsule containing around 40 eggs. She drops the capsule prior to hatching, though live births do occur in rare instances. Development from eggs to adults takes three to four months. Cockroaches live up to a year. The female German cockroach may produce up to eight egg cases in a lifetime; in favorable conditions, she can produce 300 to 400 offspring. Other species of cockroaches, however, can produce an extremely high number of eggs in a lifetime; in some cases a female needs to be impregnated only once to be able to lay eggs for the rest of her life.

 

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Australian Cockroaches

 

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Australian Cockroaches can often be found in sewers and around garbage, from where they can convey contaminated material into dwellings. Additionally, many introduced species carry bacteria such as Salmonella in their gut, which they can pass on through their saliva and feces.

The Australian cockroach is a large species of cockroach, winged, and growing to a length of 30–35 millimetres (1.2–1.4 in). It is brown in colour. The Australian cockroach is very similar in appearance to the American cockroach and may be mistaken for it easily. However, the Australian cockroach is slightly smaller than the American cockroach, it has a yellow margin on the thorax, and yellow streaks at its sides near the wing base.

 

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Australian cockroaches can travel very quickly, often darting out of sight when someone enters a room, and can fit into small cracks and under doors despite its fairly large size. Australian cockroaches are known to be very mobile; they also have wings which allows it to be quite a capable flier.

 

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Australian cockroaches prefers warmer climates and is not cold tolerant, however, it may be able to survive indoors in colder climates. Australian cockroaches do well in moist conditions but also can tolerate dry conditions as long as water is available. It often lives around the perimeter of buildings. Australian cockroaches appears to prefer eating plants more than its relatives do, but can feed on a wide array of organic (including decaying) matter. Like most cockroaches, it is a scavenger.

Australian cockroaches may come indoors to look for food and even to live, however, in warm weather it may move outdoors and enter buildings looking for food.

American Cockroaches

The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches.

American cockroaches are often found in sewers and basements, particularly around pipes and drains.

 

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American roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. American cockroaches can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Germs that cockroaches eat from decaying matter or sewage are protected while in their bodies and may remain infective for several weeks longer than if they had been exposed to cleaning agents, rinse water, or just sunlight and air. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause lots of allergic reactions in inner city children. American roaches were even shown to cause asthma in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies of roaches. This is why its important to get the best cockroach control programme that is safe and organic.

 

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Smokybrown cockroach

The smokybrown cockroach is a large species of cockroach.

 

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Although closely related to the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), the smokybrown cockroach is readily distinguishable from it by its uniformly dark brown–mahogany coloration. Furthermore, unlike the American cockroach, which possess a light-rimmed pattern on its thorax, the smokybrown cockroach’s thorax is dark and shiny.

 

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The smokybrown cockroach is a detritivore and can feed off a wide array of organic (including decaying) matter. Like most cockroaches, it is a scavenger. It tends to lose more moisture than its relatives and requires water every 2–3 days.

The smokybrown cockroach may come indoors to look for food and even to live; generally, however, in warm weather, it will move outdoors.

Brownbanded Cockroaches

Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. In addition to the distinctive banding, males have full wings, which reach beyond the tip of their rather pointed abdomens, but females have underdeveloped wings, much shorter than their broad, rounded abdomens. The lighter band markings are much more distinct in nymphs than in adults of either sex.

 

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Within a room, these roaches tend to prefer warmer, drier, and higher locations than do any of the other urban pest roaches. They are often found in upper cabinets or in other rooms than the kitchens (food preparation areas) or bathrooms.

 

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Brown-branded roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Germs that cockroaches eat from decaying matter or sewage are protected while in their bodies and may remain infective for several weeks longer than if they had been exposed to cleaning agents, rinse water, or just sunlight and air. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause lots of allergic reactions in inner city children. They were even shown to cause asthma in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies of brown-banded roaches.

Why to call an expert to eliminate and control cockroaches in Sydney?

Some cockroaches have been known to live up to three months without food and a month without water. Frequently living outdoors, although preferring warm climates and considered “cold intolerant”, they are resilient enough to survive occasional freezing temperatures. This makes them difficult to eradicate once they have infested an area and a safe cockroach control programme can help with this cockroach problem.

 

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Remember that in some case for example one female German Cockroach can produce up to 20,000 young annually. That is a lot of cockroaches and a roach control programme would be need if you had that many German Cockroaches in your property.

Some times it is too late to control cockroaches yourselves and things can get a bit out of control. Getting rid of cockroaches is difficult and that’s why it would be the time to contact a qualified pest professional to treat any infestations.

A qualified and licensed pest control operator can determine the type, source and extent of the infestation and use registered products in order for the roach control to be affective.

 

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Fascinating Facts About Cockroaches

  • Cockroaches even live in the walls of clean homes. They just have larger colonies in less clean homes due to a bigger food supply available.
  • Cockroaches can live a month without food, but only a week without water.
  • A cockroach can live a week without a head. It dies after a week due to lack of water.
  • Cockroaches love onions.
  • Laboratory female cockroaches are able to reproduce without aid of a male. They produce all female offspring.
  • Cockroaches thrive in all conditions and live in the desert as well as the arctic.
  • Cockroaches do not have eyes in the back of their head. They do however, have tiny little hairs that gauge the air movement around them, and so they can feel your presence from behind.
  • Cockroaches eat meat; they are omnivores, so they will eat just about anything including dead animals.
  • A cockroach can hold it’s breath for up to 40 minutes.
  • There are approximately 3500 different species of cockroach worldwide.

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