There are around 550 cockroaches species found in Australia and approximately 3500 cockroach species found world wide.
Cockroaches are very successful in our urban environment. They are a high risk pest to have in your home. Cockroaches eat almost anything including vegetable, human and animal foods, each other, cardboard , glues and more. Cockroaches carry disease organisms that may affect humans.
Disease organisms like salmonella which can cause
- Typhoid fever
- Other human disorders
Cockroaches feed in areas like grease traps, sewers, polluted waters and garbage bins.
Cockroach species that are renowned for causing problems include the
Our homes, hospitals, aged care facilities and restaurants are some of the places you will find cockroaches.