Cockroaches

Perkins Exterminators are a family business who have provided advanced cockroach control and management to Melbourne homes and businesses for over 40 years. For the health and safety of your family or work team, ensure you identify any potential pest problems and manage them before they cause long term damage. For effective management of cockroaches, call Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.

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    About Cockroaches

    Cockroaches are an unwanted pest that typically inhabit a warm environment where a food source is present. They feed on organic materials and contaminate surfaces, posing a health risk to people. The most common cockroach species in Australia include:

    • German Cockroach
    • Australian Cockroach
    • Brown Banded Cockroach
    • Smoky Brown Cockroach
    • American Cockroach and
    • Oriental Cockroach

    All of the above species usually require professional extermination and management to ensure a clean, contamination- free environment is achieved and sustained.

    What are the Health Risks of Cockroaches?

    Cockroaches are carriers of a number of diseases and pose a health risk to residents within the infected building. They have been linked to the transmission a number of harmful diseases including salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacteriosis.

    Maintaining good hygiene and regular cleaning in food preparation and consumption areas within your home or business is important. Decluttering, regular cleaning, and eliminating all possible food sources including emptying bins daily all contribute to effective prevention of cockroach infestation.

    What are the Signs of Cockroach Infestation?

    Cockroaches will leave behind physical evidence of infestation including droppings, smear marks, egg capsules, an unusual odour and shed skin.

    The most common areas for cockroach infestation include kitchens, bathrooms, sheds, garages and drainage areas.

    Worried about Cockroaches in your Home or Business?

    Perkins Exterminators have an experienced and friendly team with the capacity to complete domestic inspections and large-scale commercial contracts. They work with schools, industrial sites, government facilities, workplaces and families to achieve their customer’s best outcome. For more information on cockroaches or to book an inspection or extermination, contact Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.