Common Australian Cockroach Pests Types You Should Know

Australian Cockroach Pests: The Various Types

Cockroaches have existed for millions of years, developing into one of the most adaptable pests in the world and most common Australian pests. There are various Australian cockroach pests disturbing the peace and comfort of households in Perth. Cockroaches are majorly found in homes and buildings because they like warm environments that are close to water and food. Cockroaches can prompt asthma attacks and allergies, mostly among children and can also spread close to thirty-three several kinds of bacteria.

The German Cockroach

The German cockroach is a small kind of cockroach, usually about 1.1 – 1.6 cm long. Its color differs from tan to nearly black, and has two dark, unevenly matching, stripes on the pronotum going anteroposteriorly from the back of its head to the base of its wings. Though it has wings, it can hardly fly, but may glide if bothered. It is perhaps the most troublesome among other few kinds of cockroach that are home pests.

They are Australian cockroach pests  that mostly habit human buildings, particularly restaurants, hotels, food processing facilities and institutional establishments like nursing homes. They cannot stay alive under serious cold, so they exist only close to human abodes.

The German cockroaches are omnivorous hunters. Food materials that attract them include meats, sugars, starches and greasy foods. If there are no foodstuffs around, they might live on domestic items like glue, soap, and toothpaste, while in famine circumstances, they become cannibalistic, chewing on each other’s legs and wings.

The Brown-Banded Cockroach

The brown-banded cockroach is a small kind of Australian cockroach pests , measuring around 58 inch long. These cockroaches are the only kind of the genus Supella. They are tan to light-brown and have 3 light colored bands through their abdomen and wings, and might sometimes seem to be broken but are pretty obvious. The males have wings that cover their abdomen, but the females have wings which do not cover their abdomen totally. The males look slender than the females; their females appear much wider. They are has found in the southern, northeastern, and mid-west regions of the U.S pretty regularly.

The American Cockroach

The American cockroaches are also common Australian cockroach pests which people refer to as water bugs, but not truly water bugs because they are not aquatic and often mistaken for the palmetto bugs  are the largest kinds of common cockroach. Other names people call them are; ship-cockroaches, Bombay canary, kakerlac.

American cockroaches are an average length of about 1.6 inch and around 0.28 inch tall. They are usually reddish-brown and have a yellowish border on their body region at the back of their head.  The young cockroaches look like the adults except that they are have no wings.

The odorous excretions made by the American cockroaches can change food flavor. Furthermore, if the cockroaches are many in a particular place, an odorous excretion, in strong concentration, will exist. These cockroaches can pick up bacteria that can cause diseases, like Salmonella, on their legs and then place them on foods, causing food poisoning or infection.


Robert Luckens

Robert is the founder of Rockypest Pty Ltd, formed at the end of 2013. Still trading as Rockingham Pest Control and Luckens Pest Control. Robert has been in the Pest Control Industry since 1988, prior to this he was in the fumigation industry for 3 years so with over 30 years experience you can be rest assured that you will receive the best possible service at all times.

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