Identification, treatment, & prevention information.


Identifying a Cockroach

Identifying a cockroach is quite easy, thanks to its distinct physical characteristics and appearance. They are usually medium to large insects, measuring between 0.5 to 2 inches (1.3 to 5cm). Cockroaches possess a flattened, oval-shaped body with long antennae and six legs. Most cockroaches are brown, though some may vary in colour, and may appear to be black or reddish-brown. Their bodies usually exhibit a shiny or glossy appearance.

Where Cockroaches are Found

Cockroaches are nocturnal, and are well-known for their rapid scuttling movement when disturbed, and are often found in dark, damp, and hidden areas. This includes kitchens, bathrooms, basements and storage areas. Their presence requires attention, because cockroaches can carry a range of diseases and allergens. This makes them undesirable pests in virtually every environment.

Our team of pest control experts utilise state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly chemicals to create a cleaner, safer environment at home or work.

Cockroach Traits

Exploring the Distinctive Characteristics and Habits


Oval shaped


Six legs


Flat body


Long antennae


Fast moving




The Cockroach Species

German Cockroaches

Small, light brown pests that have distinctive stripes and are often found in kitchens and cupboards.
German Cockroaches

Australian Cockroaches

These are larger, and are typically a reddish-brown colour. They have wings and thrive outdoors.
Australian Cockroaches

Oriental Cockroaches

Darker, with a particularly shiny exterior. The have a distinct odour and prefer damp and cool environments indoors.
Oriental Cockroaches

Treatment Options for Cockroaches


Professional Pest Control

Consult a pest control expert for severe infestations. We can assess the situation and apply a tailored, effective treatment.



Use approved cockroach insecticides in the affected areas. Always follow safety guidelines and instructions carefully.


Baits and Traps

Cockroach baits and traps can be placed in strategic locations to capture or kill them efficiently.


Sealing Entry Points

Seal up cracks, gaps, and crevices in walls and floors to block cockroaches from entering your home or workplace.


Clean and Declutter

Clean and sanitize your kitchen and make sure you declutter regularly, to eliminate cockroach hiding spots.


Eliminate Moisture

Moisture attracts cockroaches, so fix leaks and eliminate any standing water to make your space less enticing.

Cockroach Prevention Tips


Regular Cleaning

Clean environments are less attractive to cockroaches. Ensure you clean your kitchen and bathrooms regularly.


Food Storage

Always make use of sealed food storage containers to keep your food safe from cockroaches and other pests.


Trash Management

Removing trash regularly will ensure that cockroaches aren’t appearing in your bins or under your sink.


Sealing Cracks

Seal up cracks, gaps, and crevices in walls and floors to block cockroaches from entering your home or workplace.


Screen Vents

Clean and sanitise your kitchen and make sure you declutter regularly, to eliminate cockroach hiding spots.


Pet Food

Ensure that pet food isn’t left out overnight, and is stored properly in your fridge or cupboards.


Regular Inspections

Check any troublesome spots on a regular basis so that if cockroaches do appear, you can deal with them quickly.

A Combination of Treatment and Prevention is Essential

At Oracle Services, we know that prevention is always the best approach. However, sometimes cockroaches will appear in numbers, and by then it’s too late. At this point in time, quality cockroach treatments are a must. Our team of experienced technicians will apply all of their skills and knowledge to eliminate these pests from your home or business. Then, we’ll provide a plan to help you prevent them from coming back


Our Cockroach Treatment Process

Step 1


The first step is a thorough inspection of your premises, and identification of the types of cockroaches that have invaded your home or business.

Step 2


Once we have completed the inspection and identified the type of cockroach, and where it is coming from, we’ll consult with you.

Step 3


We will plan the most effective action to eliminate the cockroaches, preferably at the source, so that they don’t come crawling back.

Step 4


Our expert technicians will execute the pest control plan to maximum effect, aiming to eliminate all cockroaches while keeping you safe.

Step 5


Once we’ve completed the pest control service, we will provide you with a plan to help prevent a re-infestation of cockroaches.


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s About Cockroach Treatment

A cockroach treatment will depend on the extent of the infestation. We will tailor a treatment to suit the needs of you and your home or your place of business. It can take months to completely eliminate cockroaches, so patience is sometimes necessary.
It can take months before cockroaches disappear completely. At Oracle Services, we always provide effective and sustainable solutions. We’re not happy until you are cockroach free.
There are a number of ways to get rid of cockroaches, but the most effective methods usually involve insecticides, baits, and traps.
Yes, our cockroach treatments are safe. Our pest control experts will take the time to explain what you need to do post-treatment, but we always use safe and sustainable methods.

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