It’s a common scientific fact that cockroaches are masters at spreading disease to almost everything they touch. When they are found roaming around kitchens and food storage areas, the results can be disastrous. Cockroaches breed very quickly; which means having them assessed and dealt with earlier is a priority. However, cockroaches can be hard to remove, as adults can live for up to six weeks without feeding. In one year, in ideal conditions, a single pair of cockroaches can produce up to a million offspring.Cockroaches are one of the most common pests we deal with and one that causes costly damages.Cockroach infestations are reported to us on a daily basis, and if not, then at least a weekly basis. They thrive in warmer environments and are naturally drawn to enclosed spaces like offices and food storage areas.
Commercial kitchens and “food-on-site” premises are particularly vulnerable as they are always in receipt of food being delivered from all parts of the world.
Cockroaches seek out food that is consumed by humans and are commonly found in commercial kitchens, hospitals, hotels, warehouses and other service industries that handle food. If your organization falls into this category, our advice is to maintain regular cockroach inspections. It’s important that we identify and control unwanted problems before they affect your operations and health of your staff and your customers.
Cockroaches Found in Melbourne
- Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae)
- Bark Cockroach (Laxta granicollis)
- Common Shining Cockroach (Drymaplaneta communis)
- American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
- German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)
- Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis)
If you’re worried about a cockroach infestation, here are some simple steps to help avoid more serious problems:
- Keep food in airtight containers.
- Don’t leave food scraps and crumbs lying around.
- Empty bins often.
- Use bins with tight lids.
If there are any cracks where cockroaches may shelter, it is important to have them sealed immediately.
Effective Cockroach Control:
As we deal with numerous cases of cockroaches every year, our staff will soon identify their habits, their nests and their sources of food and shelter. We can then begin the process of cockroach control and rectify any potential for ongoing problems. Once we have assessed their behaviors, we can then deal with your cockroach infestation quickly and safely.
Prevention is always better than letting a problem develop. We offer regular cockroach checks for commercial organizations. It’s important that destructive pests like these should be prevented from having a negative impact on your business.