Cockroach Control & Pest Removal

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests found in homes and businesses. They can contaminate food, cooking utensils and furnishings and they carry and transmit diseases such as gastroenteritis and dysentery. They breed rapidly and invariably you only see a few of what may be a large infestation.

German, American, Oriental, Australian and Smokey Brown cockroaches are all pests due to their preference to live indoors. They are attracted to food, including pet food, and harbour in warm moist areas. Typically, you find cockroaches in and around kitchens, bathrooms, BBQ’s and rubbish bins.

Cockroach Pest Control

At Termitrust, our cockroach pest control treatment can help reduce and manage an infestation in your home or business. Our professional team are trained in cockroach biology, breeding habits and the latest pest control methods.

Most importantly, when it comes to cockroach control, we know cockroaches in your local area. We have pest technicians on the ground across Australia, including Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and several regional centres.

Termitrust provide professional cockroach control in the following key locations and surrounding regions:

  • QLD – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Caboolture, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Cairns & Rockhampton
  • NSW – Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Tamworth & Canberra (ACT)
  • VIC – Melbourne
  • WA – Perth, Joondalup, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton & South West
  • SA – Adelaide


For a no pressure quote and free advice please call us on 1300 905 736, fill out our enquiry form or contact your local Termitrust Service Centre today.

Common Types of Cockroaches

The three types of cockroaches most commonly found in Australia are the German cockroach, American cockroach and Australian cockroach.

Australian Cockroaches

Australian cockroaches typically grow up to 23-35mm long. Similar in appearance to the American cockroach, the Australian cockroach is brown with a yellow line around its head. It prefers moist environments, and their debris and faeces can cause asthma and allergies.

How do you get rid of an Australian cockroach infestation?

The best way to get rid of an Australian cockroach infestation is to seek professional help from a pest control expert. A pest control expert will be able to break the breeding cycle of the Australian cockroaches and get rid of the infestation in your home or office. We also recommend that you ensure all food is stored in air tight containers to help limit the cockroach’s food source, as well as keeping kitchens and bathrooms clean and hygienic.

How do Australian cockroaches get in your house?

There are many easy ways Australian cockroaches can get into your house. They can crawl through the cracks in the walls and floorboards, and under doors. To help keep Australian cockroaches out of your house, we recommend keeping the kitchen area free of food scraps and waste, and then rely on a pest control expert to take care of the rest.

German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are light brown to tan, with two dark and almost parallel stripes located on their backs, just behind their heads. They are much smaller in size and grow to about 15 mm in length. They will eat almost anything including built up cooking grease. If sighted during the day, these cockroaches are probably part of a very large local population.

How do you get rid of German cockroaches?

Pest control for German cockroaches is notoriously difficult. The best option is to engage a professional pest control expert so they can break the breeding cycle of the German cockroaches. We also recommend keeping all areas in and around your home free of waste to remove their food sources.

How do you get rid of German cockroaches in your house?

German cockroaches get into your house through small gaps and cracks in the walls and floor. To help control German cockroach pests in your house, we recommend removing their food sources by keeping areas clean of food waste in the kitchen, particularly around dishwashers, under fridges and in cracks and crevices, as German cockroaches are attracted to warm moist areas.

What does a German cockroach extermination cost?

German cockroaches are particularly difficult to exterminate, which is why 2-3 visits are often required from a pest control expert to help break the breeding cycle. Find your local centre and contact us today for a free German cockroach pest control quote.

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches are one of the largest of the cockroach species. Adults are typically 40 mm long, are reddish brown and have a border around the head area. This cockroach can fly, particularly in warm weather. The American cockroach is mostly found in dark, warm and moist locations. They prefer decaying organic waste and can survive for months without food.

How do you get rid of American cockroaches?

The best way to get rid of American cockroaches is to seek professional assistance. In the meantime, we recommend keeping areas around your house, particularly in the kitchen, free from food scraps and waste, to help break their food source.

What is the difference between Australian vs American cockroaches?

There are many differences between Australian and American cockroaches, but the main difference is their size. American cockroaches are typically a larger species of cockroach with the average adult size being 40mm, compared to 20-30mm for an Australian species. Both the American and Australian cockroach are similar in colour, with the American cockroach having a more noticeably reddish brown colour, as appose to the Australian cockroach with a brown coloured appearance.

Targeted Cockroach Pest Control Treatments

Whether you require pest control for a German, Australian or American cockroach infestation, Termitrust have a range of specific treatments using registered products to eliminate and control cockroach infestations. Our professional technicians will conduct an inspection, identify the species, the likely source of the infestation and will then recommend an appropriate cockroach control treatment.

These cockroach pest control treatments include the use of:

  • Gels
  • Dusts
  • Liquid applications

Did You Know?

  • For every cockroach you see there could be a 100 more
  • Cockroaches are attracted to toothpaste
  • The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 97 mm in length
  • The earliest fossil cockroach is about 280 million years old 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs
  • Cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 15 minutes
  • The American cockroach can live up to 4 years and is the second fastest recorded insect at 8.9km/hr
  • A cockroach can survive for up to 2 weeks without its head
  • Cockroach droppings cause asthma

Contact Termitrust for Cockroach Pest Control

For fast, effective, and hassle-free cockroach control across Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Australia wide, contact Termitrust today. Simply call our friendly team on 1300 610 216 or complete the contact form to arrange your cockroach pest inspection today.

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