are scavengers, feeding on dead animal and plant matter.
They are nocturnal creatures that are generally only seen during
the day if there is a high population.
There are many species of cockroaches, a few of the most common
ones are the German, American,
Australian, Brownbanded, Oriental and Smokybrown.
These cockroaches can be found in Australia and can carry diseases
such Salmonella and Gastroenteritis.
Cockroaches can be found in the kitchen, roof voids, subfloor voids,
warehouses, food stores, bakeries,
restaurants, hospitals, factories, garages, sheds, around drains
and under leaf or bark litter outside.
exploit the environment for food and shelter. Many kitchen environments
all year round warmth, food and shelter which may support literally
thousands of cockroaches.
Cockroaches contaminate foods and food preparation areas with droppings,
empty egg cases, dead cockroaches, vomit and odors caused by abdominal
Infestations of cockroaches are generally regarded as a threat to