Cockroaches - FAQ


  • How do I detect a cockroach problem?

    Various physical evidence such as smear marks, cockroach droppings, shed skin, cockroach eggs, damage are all signs of a cockroach problem. There may be an unusual odour and physical sightings of cockroaches in kitchens, basements and laundry roof voids.


  • What cockroach species are there in South Australia?

    Several species of cockroaches can be found in South Australia:

    German Cockroach
    American Cockroach
    Brown Banded Cockroach


  • Is it true that cockroaches can fly?

    Yes! Some cockroach species are better at flying than others. However, the Oriental and German species do not fly.


  • What can I do to prevent cockroaches??

    The best way to prevent cockroaches is to deny them access to food, water and shelter. These are the main factors that attract them into your residence.


  • How do I get rid of cockroaches?

    Professional treatment is the most effective way to get rid of cockroaches in your home. There are several DIY products available in supermarkets but these are not the most effective.


  • Are there treatments available for cockroaches?

    Yes, we offer treatments that are non-toxic which target crevices where cockroaches hide. Products that may be used include a gel baits, spray or dusting powders.


  • Can cockroaches bite humans?

    Only the larger species could take a bite through human skin. The cockroach is an omnivore, that is, it eats everything edible. However, they are rarely aggressive enough to attack people while awake but possibly could if you were asleep.