Cock Roaches

COCK ROACHES


 
All cockroaches are pests. The biggest cockroach pests in New Zealand are the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica).

Where cockroaches live

Cockroaches prefer damp, dark places. They are often found inside walls, behind household appliances and in cupboards.

Cockroaches thrive in warm and damp conditions and will dehydrate if the environment is too dry. However, they can survive in extreme conditions for short periods of time. Cockroaches can survive months without food and up to 4 weeks without water. This makes them very difficult to get rid of.
 

Preventing cockroach infestations

You can reduce your chances of a cockroach infestation by:

  • filling cracks in walls and foundations
  • keeping living areas dry and clean
  • disposing of rubbish
  • removing human waste and food waste from the home quickly and efficiently.

If you already have cockroaches, you might need to set baited traps like the Trap-a-Roach traps or apply Vendetta gel bait to the area. Insecticides work best if you know where they are and applied to areas where cockroaches hide during the day or where they pass through at night time.

It is vital to keep your home clean and dry to stop you from getting cockroaches in the first place.


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