Pest Control Cockroaches

Cockroach Infestations are a huge concern for most people, early treatment and detection can mean a successful pest control for cockroaches.

Critter Ridders offer a gel bait treatment for cockroaches inside the home or office which is very effective and cause less stress on the client as no need for cupbaords to be unpacked or food stuffs to be packed away.

A spray treatment for common areas in complexes and flat buidlings like plubing service shoots and drains and refuse areas is the prefered treatment method.

Offices and ofice boardrooms and kitchen and Resturants should alsobe treated using the Gel bait treatment for health and saftey reasons

Our two treatment system means that the eggs and atcling that come out after the first treatment are killed before they mature and hence the life cycle of the cockroach infestation is broken.

Cockroach Species

There are over 3,000 different species of cockroaches - some are considered pests while others are beneficial in their natural environment.

The three main types of cockroaches commonly found in homes in South Africa include the German cockroach, Oriental cockroach and American cockroach.

See below for facts and information on types of cockroaches common in South Africa:

German Cockroach (Blatella germanica)

Appearance

Notorious for their world-wide distribution, German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2 dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum. Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length.

Lifecycle

Habits

Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis)

Appearance

Lifecycle

Habits

American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)

The American cockroach is one of the largest pest cockroaches to invade homes and commercial properties.

Appearance

Lifecycle

Habits

Also known as the ‘Palmetto bug’ because they live on trees, the American cockroach prefers dark, humid and undisturbed areas and can be found in subfloors, basements, kitchens, roof voids and bathrooms of homes.

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