Australian Cockroaches

Discover the distinct and eye-catching appearance of Australian cockroaches. While they may resemble American cockroaches initially, Australian roaches are larger and prefer to live outside.

As outdoor creatures, these pests may find their way onto your property for food or shelter. However, you can seal all the entry points and conduct regular maintenance to keep them at bay.

Australian roaches, measuring 1-1.5 inches in length, are often mistaken for American cockroaches due to their brown colouration. However, their unique yellow accents make them easy to differentiate. Both males and females have cerci, but males have an additional pair of tiny appendages called styli.

It takes a year for cockroaches to grow from eggs to adults. Despite this extended period, their lifespan typically spans only four to six months. The female cockroaches lay egg cases, with each containing around 24 eggs, and prefer moist, sheltered areas like damp wood for laying them. After the eggs are laid, the females hide the egg cases in hard-to-reach locations until they hatch.

Baby cockroaches shed their skin multiple times before developing wings. Then, within 6 to 12 months, they reach maturity and lay eggs.

Australian roaches typically live outside in groups, but when the weather gets too cold, they may invade indoor spaces seeking warmth. They congregate in humid areas, such as tree bark and wood piles. If they enter your home, you are likely to find them near food and water sources, such as sinks, bathtubs, and drains.

Dangers to Humans

As outdoor dwellers, Australian roaches can feed on faeces and garbage and then carry bacteria on their feet as they explore dirty areas. If they make their way indoors, they’ll contaminate your kitchen surfaces, dishes, and even your food with harmful bacteria.

You can keep your family healthy by avoiding contaminated food and dirty counters. These roaches are carriers of diseases and can produce harmful allergens. In addition, their droppings and shed skin can cause skin irritation, sneezing, and breathing difficulties.

Count on Us for Australian Roache Extermination

Tom’s Pest Control prioritises excellent customer service, utilising safe and advanced methods to guarantee client satisfaction. So you can trust us for effective pest control solutions.

Our team of licensed technicians have all credentials and expertise to efficiently handle any pest infestation. With us, you can relax knowing the problem is handled by the industry’s experienced hands.

Moreover, we aim to make our cockroach pest control service affordable and convenient. Our competitive prices ensure getting rid of pests won’t break the bank. Also, we understand the importance of maintaining your daily routine, so we work around your schedule to minimise any disruption.

Call Us Today

If you observe Australian roaches invading your property, you can contact our experts for help. First, we conduct a thorough inspection to determine the cockroach species, infestation source, and severity level. Then, armed with these findings, we develop a personalised extermination plan to rid your property of these pesky pests. So, contact us to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How can I tell the difference between Australian and American cockroaches?

Despite their similar size and shape, one key feature sets Australian and American roaches apart – the bright yellow stripes along the wings of Australian cockroaches. So, next time you spot one scurrying around, you can use your bug expertise to identify the species.

What do baby Australian cockroaches look like?

Baby Australian roaches, or nymphs, have distinct yellow markings on their backs. The nymphs are smaller and wingless. Their yellow patches become more prominent as they mature into adults.

Can Australian cockroaches fly?

These roaches have powerful wings that allow them to fly with great speed. Unlike some other types of cockroaches, they are not attracted to light. However, they use their wings to escape danger and move short distances to locate food.