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We’ve all had them – guests who appear without invitation, bringing their breed with them… eating, creeping, soiling, scurrying about your home and generally not knowing when it is time to leave!

Its true that cockroaches never get the hint. Once in your home, they intend to stay. The American (large and reddish brown), German (small and light brown) and Oriental (large and dark) cockroaches are staples in Australian homes – and, despite many repeated attempts to show them the door, they set up house and multiply.

Here’s why:

1. Their lifecycle is full speed ahead

Hatching from an egg as a nymph, cockroaches become full-blown adults within 103 days. A female adult German cockroach can grow up to 50 eggs at a time, which should give you an idea how devastating an infestation could be if unchecked.

2. They are always looking for a free meal

Being nocturnal, cockroaches hide during the day and come out at night to feed. These six-legged pests will devour anything, including food crumbs, toothpaste, glue, leather, fabric, fingernails, faeces, coffee grounds, soap and paint! This explains why they are so good at surviving: their diet is both unrestricted and insatiable.

3. Moist or dry, there is a cockroach for every environment

While the German Cockroach can often be found in kitchens, the American variety favours moist areas like bathrooms. Meanwhile, their Oriental cousins like damp corners and can often be spotted hiding in basements and under sinks. They are also incredibly flexible, squeezing between cracks, under doors and in cupboards. These insects have no limits, the world – or rather your home or business – is their oyster.

The bottom line is that cockroach infestation and the spread of viruses and disease accompanying it can be both rapid and unstoppable without the right form of protection and control measures. By investing in A1 Professional pest control services on a regular basis, you can ensure that your home or business remains a hygienic environment, for the health and wellbeing of you and your family or staff. Contact us today for an obligation free quote!

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