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Cockroaches are common in homes and workplaces. Cockroaches are particularly common where food is produced or handled.
They can arrive in incoming laundry, crates and packaging.
Cockroaches can spread disease. They eat almost anything and can contaminate food.
Cockroaches usually have two pairs of large wings and long antennae.
Adults are two to three centimetres long and are usually brown in colour.
Cockroaches are good climbers but have difficulty covering smooth vertical surfaces.
Cockroaches come out at night.
During the day they hide near sinks, drains, cookers, cupboards and similar areas.
They particularly like buildings with service ducts and complex plumbing installations.
Please inspect the entire area affected, including adjoining premises and hard-to-reach places. Look out for droppings, cast skins and egg cases.
Reduce debris make it easy to clean affected areas.
Inspect large materials coming into your property.
Improve ventilation in affected areas.
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