Cockroach Facts & Identification – Protecting Your Health and Property

Cockroaches are a common pest in commercial and residential properties. There are many types of cockroaches, ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres.

Although they can be found in many shapes, colours, and types, the most common species are oval-shaped and dark brown to black. You should note that every type of cockroach differs from the others. Some have claws that help them climb vertical surfaces, while others may prefer to live in wet environments.

Tom’s Pest Control Brisbane can help you eliminate those pesky cockroaches once and for all! Our knowledgeable team has the expertise to identify exactly what type is plaguing your property and how best to tackle them.

Pest Cockroach Species

It is common for you to find these six types of cockroaches in Australian households:


German Cockroaches

German Cockroaches get into your homes through windows, pipes, drains, and even small holes in the walls. Since they are searching for food and warmth, it is common to see them lurking around kitchens.

Taking appropriate measures to restrict these pests from entering your property is essential, as these creatures can spread diseases, damage property, and contaminate food.


Australian Cockroaches

Australian Cockroaches can grow to be large and have deep, dark brown colours. Their forewings and pronotum have yellow marks. This species is known to be fond of eating plants and can often be found under bark or in gardens. They live in subfloors, roof voids and walls when they enter homes.


American Cockroaches

American Cockroaches can be found in many properties. This species is reddish brown with a pale-yellow border around its pronotum. They are attracted to dark, warm, and moist conditions and prefer eating decaying matter, human food and clothing, and paper.


Smokey Brown Cockroaches

These cockroaches are usually found in warm climates. They can fly, which is how they find food and a partner. As their name suggests, they are smoky and brownish. Though they are categorised as an outdoor species, they can still get into homes and be a nuisance.


Oriental Cockroaches

This species is medium-sized and has a shiny black or dark brown colour. These cockroaches prefer moist and cool environments, so they settle on damp floors and drainage systems. However, they can survive in any situation because they will eat anything.


Brown Banded Cockroaches

These small, dark brown cockroaches are commonly found in bathrooms and kitchen cabinets. The brown-banded adult male cockroaches can fly. However, females are not able to fly because of their underdeveloped wings.

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Our team has extensive knowledge of fighting pesky cockroach infestations and can respond quickly, no matter the size of the problem. We understand how unpleasant pest activity in your home or business can be, so we’ll work fast to ensure they’re gone before you know it.

Our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians provides customers with exceptional service. We go above and beyond, doing whatever is necessary to ensure the job is done right.

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