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Cockroach Sprays & German Cockroach Pest Control Services

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in our homes as they favour similar living conditions to those that humans create. Cockroaches will eat almost any organic matter. They also breed very quickly creating severe infestations in a sort period of time if not treated correctly.

Cockroaches tend to be nocturnal and favour areas that have moisture, darkness, warmth as well as a food source. Signs to look for that cockroaches are present in your home or business, the presence of egg cases, faecal pellets and cast off nymphal (young cockroach) skin. Cockroaches will thrive in dirty, unclean environments however clean, hygienic premises will not preclude cockroaches from being present as any scrap of food, dirty dishes or rubbish will attract them.

Get rid of Cockroaches in your home or business:

The big problem with cockroaches is their ability to spread diseases. The fact that they live and move throughout sewers, drains and garbage, brings them into contact with disease organisms such as salmonella which may cause gastroenteritis, dysentery, tuberculosis, hepatitis and typhoid fever. They can also carry viruses. 



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In Newcastle we have several species of Cockroaches, the main one are:

German Cockroaches

  • Size: Approx 12mm long.
  • Colour: Beige to light brown.
  • 2 dark strips on the back of it’s head.
  • Has wings but cannot fly.
  • Always seeks warm conditions with access to food and moisture
  • Mostly found in kitchens, food handling/preparation areas as well as bathrooms and will not thrive away from human activity.
  • They are very fast breeders and because of this, a small infestation can turn into a major infestation in a month or two.
  • Typical harbourage areas are under sinks, behind dishwashers and fridges as well as other moist areas including crevices around the kitchen and bathroom cupboards, draws, ovens, microwaves, modems etc.

American Cockroach

This is the largest cockroach species found in Newcastle, the American Cockroach is one that is quite adaptable and can live quite comfortable in both cool and warm areas as well, they can survive 2 -3 months without food or water.

Other characteristics:

  • Reddish brown in colour with yellow bands behind the head
  • Grows to a length between 30 – 50mm
  • Has wings and will readily fly
  • Is attracted to light
  • In cool climates it like warm, moist, dark conditions. In warmer locations it prefers outdoors
  • Can be seen congregating around hot water pipes, fridge motors and heating appliances

Australian Cockroach

A native species, this cockroach is primarily an outdoors one that feeds predominantly on decaying plant material however it may come inside during summer to shelter from the heat.

Other characteristics:

  • Size:35mm in length
  • wingless
  • black body with yellowish margins on t thorax and wing base
  • smaller than the American cockroach

Brown Banded

This smallish cockroach is quite common and prefers indoor habitats. It’s suited to dry locations and is comfortable at living in appliances and items of technology commonly found in a household situation.

Other characteristics:

  • pale brown in colour with pale bands across it’s thorax and abdomen
  • can fly if disturbed
  • unlike other species, is quite adept at living in dry locations
  • egg cases are glued to surfaces
  • Control and Treatment of Cockroaches in your Home or Business

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Control and Treatment of Cockroaches around your Home or Business


A thorough inspection of the premises is undertaken by a Perimeter Pest Control technician to locate any form of cockroach activity. Sighting of cockroaches as well as evidence of their activity such as faecal droppings, skin shedding etc will give us information as to the degree of infestation present.


Perimeter Pest Control have at our disposal, a range of dedicated liquid treatments, gels and dusts to eliminate cockroaches. These treatments are quite long lasting and quite harmless to mammals (humans and pets), but are lethal to cockroaches. Where sprays are not practical, such as around electrical wiring, we would then use a permethrin dust or gel to eliminate all cockroaches.

As mentioned earlier, cockroaches do present a danger to you and your family or your business and employees so if you have any queries, or would like further information on the elimination of cockroaches, please contact us on 0427 571 447
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Need your Cockroach Problem treated?

Contact Perimeter Pest Control today on 0427 571 447
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