How To Identify Pests & Cockroaches – Expert Guide From Pest Control Campbelltown

Do you have some uninvited guests staying in your house?

Are they scampering around your feet when you open the cupboard?

Sydney is a magnificent city. It is just a shame that pests, insects, bugs and especially cockroaches also think Sydney is awesome.

So to help you create a ‘no bug zone’, here is a helpful guide with information from pest control Campbelltown that will help you to identify some of the most common types of cockroaches in Sydney. Once you know what type of cockroach infestation you have, it is easier to treat the problem and create a plan to prevent them coming back.

Australian Cockroach

Australian Cockroach

You know these creepy crawlies, they are as iconic as Vegemite and probably taste the same! Australian cockroaches reside in dark environments such as roof cavities and subfloor areas. They will grow up to 55mm and have the terrifyingly ugly legs.

Most homes, offices and strata buildings in Sydney will have some, if not thousands of these critters lurking around. There are a lot of ‘roach bombs’ and treatments that you can buy at the local supermarket, but they are only band-aid solutions. If you want to properly eliminate Australian cockroaches from your home you will need to employ the services of a professional pest control firm. They will provide safe treatments in the spaces that you can not normally reach and will properly eradicate these nasty beasts from your dwelling.


American Cockroaches

American Cockroach

If you have cockroaches living under your sink, they probably speak with an American accent and like watching NFL.

Preferring moist environments, American cockroaches have a lighter colouring than their Australian cousins. Even though everything in Texas is bigger, thankfully American cockroaches are no bigger and intimidating than the local breed. If you think we have it hard in Sydney with so many cockroaches, just be glad you are not in the Northern areas of Australia where American cockroaches fly around. Imagine one of these cockroaches flying around your room and then try and go to sleep without having nightmares.

Brownbanded Cockroach

Brownbanded Cockroach

While you may not consider the colouration of a brownbanded cockroach a work of art, at least they are interesting to look at. Smaller than the previous cockroaches we have discussed, brownbanded cockroaches are extremely common in Western Sydney and love little nooks and crannies in residential properties. They only grow to about 25mm as adults. But what they lack in size, they make up for in numbers. Often times if you have an infestation of small honey coloured cockroaches, they are easy to identify as the brownbanded variety.




Pest Control Campbelltown Experts

If you are losing the fight against cockroaches and insects, don’t worry there are a lot of highly skilled pest controllers in Sydney. Simply Pest & Termites is an experienced team of professional pest controllers that use innovative techniques to ensure that your property is pest free and protected against future invasions.

Offering a wide range of services, Simply Pest & Termites provides expert pest extermination and treatments for strata, residential and commercial properties in Sydney.

For a free pest control quote give the team a call on 1300 79 73 78 or visit the company website.

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Address: 5a/342 Camden Valley Way, Narellan NSW 2567

Phone: 1300 797 378