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Cockroach Pest Control, Protection & Removal

About cockroaches

  • There are 4 main types of cockroaches that normally infest a home; the American, Oriental ,German and brown banded cockroach
  • Cockroaches are primarily nocturnal
  • Adult life span for most cockroaches is between 6 and 12 months


Helpful hints

  • Clean up after food immediately and dishes should not be left unwashed
  • All food should be stored in plastic air tight containers
  • Water availability should be reduced where possible e.g. leaky taps or pipes
  • Garbage should be stored in tightly closed containers
  • Where feasible, cracks and crevices that may harbour cockroaches should be filled in

Did you know?

  • Some female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives
  • A cockroach can live a week without its head. The cockroach only dies because without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.
  • Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour
  • Cockroaches can live without food for a month, but will only survive a week without water
  • Cockroaches can climb walls because they are equipped with a set of little claws on their feet designed for that very purpose.

For more information, Call Murray Pest Control on 8334 1000

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