For a start, there are more than a few different types of cockroaches and their behaviour can be very different. Are there a lot of them around and are they really a pest? It is probably better to stop asking questions like ‘Do cockroaches come out more in the Summer?' Or 'Do cockroaches die in cold weather?' When you probably should be asking ‘Why are there cockroaches here at all?’ Time to look at the humble cockroach and get a few answers for a better understanding of these little buggers and if they are as bad as you think.
A few key things about cockroaches
Cockroaches are a bit of a kinky pest, in that they like it warm and steamy. That’s where the warmer months –especially with periods of rain and humidity – make it cockroach heaven. What type of cockroach are we talking about? That’s the first good question to be asking because there are many different types of cockroach that you could be dealing with in Australia.
The most common breeds of cockroaches you will encounter are.
Because they can be active right throughout your house, it’s difficult to control them. These cockroaches may leave tiny, dark droppings and drop skins on cabinets and shelves. You can suffer ongoing infestations of them during warm, humid conditions. Unlike most other cockies, it’s not unusual to see them during the day. They can fly in warm conditions or if they get disturbed. To control the Brown banded cockroach often means extensive treatment is needed.
Is it cockroach weather?
Your average cockroach likes warm, damp areas. That answers the question ‘Do cockroaches come out more in the Summer?’ and it also means that home infestation increases during any long period of warm temperatures. Do cockroaches die in cold weather then? Not really. In the colder months, cockroaches head indoors for shelter. That makes them more noticeable. It’s possible that you see more of them in the cooler months. There is more breeding going on in the warm weather though and that means more cockroaches searching your home for food. It’s easy to miss the size a cockroach infestation because you won’t see them much at all during the daylight hours. That’s where calling in the services of a trusted pest control team makes all the difference.
Goodbye Cockroaches, hello Jacka Bros Post Control
Before you get too caught up with identifying which of the different cockroaches you’re dealing with, how to stop them and try to work out how many there are – stop yourself and go straight to the experts. That’s where Jacka Bro’s Pest Control can make a huge difference to these little buggers. They will make thorough inspection of your property and let you know what the problem is, how far it’s gone and what they will do about fixing your cockroach problem. You won’t get any fancy technical talk or pushy sales stuff either. With Jacka Bros Postcentral, you’ll know that you have the true professionals looking after you and your place. There’s a special peace of mind knowing that you have an experienced team who will always tell you the specific steps in the pest control and be happy to answer any questions you might have. Getting rid of those cockroaches is simpler and safer with the right team behind you.
Talk to Jacka Bro’s Pest Control today and have a pest-free tomorrow.