Types of Cockroaches – Cockroach Species

In central Coast, Australia, cockroaches are a common kind of pests which is familiar to almost each one of us. They are of different types with a majority causing harmful diseases in the region. There are many things you should know about the species to stay alert on seeing one in your house. At least you can identify them, when you have relevant information about them. The three major types of cockroaches found in Australia are the Australian cockroach, German cockroach and the American cockroach. Let us talk about them in detail.

German Cockroach

german cockroach

 It is among the smallest cockroaches commonly found in South East Queensland. Adults are of the size 12-15mm long having light brown colour and two dark stripes over the head. They do not fly and reproduce faster than any residential cockroach that grows from egg to an adult in around 50-60 days. The German cockroach is considered as the prolific breeder that lays 3-4 times more egg cases in a year with each egg case consisting of 30-40 eggs.

The German cockroaches love residing in place related to food that is, commercial and domestic kitchens. Sometimes, you might also see them fussing near or inside the electrical appliances such as dishwashers, toasters, keyboards and computers. Often, people are confused between German cockroach and bush cockroach, but the difference is that bush cockroaches fly. Call for pest control in Central Coast, if you notice presence of these cockroaches

Australian Cockroach

australian cockroach

The Australian cockroach is 30-35 mm in size which is much larger than its German kind and it can even fly. You must have seen it at least once around or inside your house. They are of dark brown colour having discrete yellow markings over the head and have front wings. These cockroaches are often found in the outdoors feeding on plant for food. Until affected by any treatment, they are known to be the fast movers. They dart out soon as someone enters a room and can even adjust themselves easily into small cracks and beneath doors despite of the large size.

American Cockroach

american cockroach

Now, this kind is the largest of all the variety of the species of cockroaches found in Australia. It measures between 30- 45 mm in size of a light brown shade and pale yellow border around the head. It can also fly like the Australian cockroach.   

The American cockroach likes living under moist and warm conditions. Considered as a widespread pest, it lives in sewers, roof and cavities, drains, rubbish dumps and grease traps. You can even found them around a food preparation area in your home or workspace. These cockroaches produce odorous secretions has the tendency to change the taste of your food. In case the population of the cockroaches increase, the amount of odorous secretion would be dramatically higher. No matter how well your house is screened, you might still see one of them roaming secretly inside your home.

If ever you find any of these cockroaches in and around your home or office, get in touch with a professional pest inspector to get rid of them. Flatline Pest Control in Central Coast is a reputed pest control company that can help you in a situation like this.