General Information about different species of cockroaches

American Cockroach

Size

American cockroach are an average length of around 4 cm (1.6 in) and about 7 mm (0.28 in) tall.

Characteristics

They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except they are wingless.

Habitat

In South Africa they would harbor within the sewage lines and man holes.

Food Source

American cockroaches are omnivores that consume a wide variety of foods, including cosmetics, milk, plant shoots, soap and fermenting fruit. American cockroaches will also eat sweets and starchy items such as book bindings, glue and wallpaper paste.

How the Treatment works

American cockroaches usually live in drains or in ceiling areas. We would apply a liquid pesticide directly where they live. The pesticide we apply will give you immediate relief.
German-Cockroach

German Cockroach

Size

The German cockroach is a small species of cockroach, typically about 1.1 to 1.6 cm long.

Characteristics

In color it varies from tan to almost black, and it has two dark, roughly parallel, streaks on the pronotum running anteroposteriorly from behind the head to the base of the wings.

Habitat

German cockroaches are thigmotactic, meaning they prefer confined spaces, and they are small compared to other pest species, so they can hide within small cracks and crevices that are easy to overlook, thereby evading humans and their eradication efforts.

Food Source

German cockroaches are omnivorous scavengers. They are attracted particularly to meats, starches, sugars, and fatty foods. Where a shortage of foodstuffs exists, they may eat household items such as soap, glue, and toothpaste. In famine conditions, they turn cannibalistic, chewing at each other's wings and legs.

How the treatment works

German Cockroaches usually live in you cupboards or in various dark areas in the kitchen area where there is food and water available for rapid breeding. We do the treatment with a liquid pesticide, and then a strategic placement with a gel in hinges and behind fridges etc.