How To Stop Your Cockroach Invasion

The cockroach is one of the most common pests in Melbourne, Australia. They look gross, they are dirty, carry diseases and worst of all, they don’t pay any rent to be in your home. If you want to get rid of cockroaches from your home, keep reading to find out how. 

Identify The Cockroach

You first need to identify what type of cockroach it is. There are a few different types of cockroaches found in Melbourne that are pests. Not all cockroaches are bad, but here is a list to get you started. 

German Cockroach 

These cockroaches can bite, but they rarely do. The problem is that they live and eat in bacteria-infested areas, such as drains, behind kitchen benches and sewers. They can bring this bacteria into your home, onto your toothbrush and kitchen food in the night. This is why they need to be removed because they can be a health risk to you and your family. 

German Cockroach

American Cockroach  

This cockroach also poses a health risk. They can fly, bite and sting, but humans very rarely get bitten or stung by the American cockroach. They can enter your home looking for food and water. Because they go into bacteria-infested environments, they can transmit these germs into your home. This type of roach sheds its skin and leaves faeces around. This can cause allergies and asthma in some people. 

American Cockroach

Asian Cockroach  

These roaches also spend their time in germ-ridden areas, such as drainpipes and sewers. They carry this bacteria with them, into your home and can transmit the bacteria onto left out food and surfaces. They come out at night, so they can go unnoticed. This makes them a danger and health risk to the people of Melbourne. 

All of the above roach species are considered dangerous. They spend a lot of time in places that have bacteria and germs. These can be transmitted to humans, which can cause health problems. 

Asian Cockroach

Inspect For Cockroaches

The best things to inspect for are cockroach droppings, smear marks and any holes in walls and floors. Look for any places that you think cockroaches can easily get inside the house. Make sure the inside and outside of your home are always kept clean and tidy. Fix any holes and cracks and no food is left out for the cockroaches to feed on. Try to identify any moist areas and clean them up. 

What To Do If You Have A Cockroach Problem

If you find that you do have a cockroach problem, it is best to call your local pest control service. They will be able to give you the best advice on how to deal with a cockroach pest problem. It is better to use the services of a professional so that you can rest easy, knowing that your cockroach infestation will be completely exterminated.