Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil are experts in American Cockroach control in the Sutherland Shire region.
There are over 3,500 species of cockroach worldwide. The most common varieties in Australia include the German, American and Oriental cockroaches.
Despite the name, none of the Periplaneta species are endemic to the Americas. They are now common in tropical climates because human activity has extended the insect’s range of habitation, and are virtually cosmopolitan in distribution as a result of global commerce.
American cockroaches enter homes to look for water or food. They can easily enter your home under doors if you don’t have weather stripping or it is damaged. garage doors and windows are also common places they enter your home. When American cockroaches enter homes, they often go to bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements.
Crawling Insects, such as cockroaches, carry a range of serious illnesses. The risks of contracting an illness are increased when crawling insects are present.
Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil has extensive information on cockroaches here > and Pest Control services here >. We also have a cockroach fact sheets which you can print out and read in your own time.
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