The German Cockroach (Blattella Germanica) is a small species of Cockroach, typically about 1.6 cm long. In colour it varies from tan to black and has two dark stripes on the pronotum running from behind the head to the base of the wings. Although the German Cockroach has wings it can barely fly although it may glide if disturbed. The German Cockroach occurs widely in human buildings but is part associated with restaurants and hotels also. Recent evidence believes it originated from SE Asia. Through nocturnal the German Cockroach occasionally appears by day especially if disturbed. Garden Cockroaches are omnivorous scavengers and are part attracted to meats, starches, sugars and fatty foods. The German Cockroach reproduces faster than any other residential cockroach, growing from egg to adult in 50-60 days. Once fertilised a female German Cockroach develops an ootheca in her abdomen. The nymphs emerge 24 hours after it has detached from the females body.
The Oriental Cockroach (Blatta Orientalis) is a species of Cockroach where males are 18-29 mm and females 20-27 mm. It is dark brown or black in colour and has a glossy body. The female Cockroach has a somewhat different appearance from the male, appearing to be wingless but she has two nonfunctional wings just below her head. The male has long wings which cover 2/3 of the abdomen. Both are flightless. They prefer damp places and often found around sewers, basements etc. The oothecae are formed a day after mating and typically deposited a day or two after formation.
Cockroaches can infest any property. Here at LadyBug Pest Control we offer a full service which will eliminate the problem of Cockroaches. We use specific bait gel attractants which will poison and kill any Cockroach. Since the Cockroaches are omnivorous, the live ones will feed on the dead creating a domino affect. If the infestation level is high we will use a powerful insecticidal spray also.