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Pest Identification: Australian Cockroaches

Encountering Australian cockroaches in your home is not ideal. The quickly breeding roaches can easily multiply from a few into a few dozen if you’re not careful. As one of the larger species of cockroaches, Australian cockroaches are similar to American cockroaches, though they aren’t quite as big. Though their name implies that they come from Australia, it’s a misnomer—Australian cockroaches can be found throughout Tennessee and are a global pest. 

No matter how many Australian cockroaches you find in your home, U.S. Pest Protection can help. With experienced pest professionals and effective anti-roach techniques, we can help eradicate a nasty infestation from your home as well as help prevent any future infestations. With cockroach control in the Nashville metro and throughout Tennessee, we can help you with Australian cockroaches and have the information you need to identify them.

How to Identify Australian Cockroaches

Australian cockroaches are large roaches whose adults are about 1.5 inches in length—a little smaller than the similar American cockroach. They are a light brown color and sport a black spot on top of their thorax that is surrounded by pale yellow markings with additional pale yellow markings on the wings. Australian cockroaches are also flyers.

Don’t fret if you can’t determine what species your cockroach infestation might be. We offer a free pest identification service—just take a picture and send it to us. And if you’re convinced you need professional help, ask about our free pest inspection.

Where to Find Australian Cockroaches

Unlike German cockroaches, who are inherently invasive and will infest interiors whenever they can, Australian cockroaches are primarily an outdoor roach species. This means you are most likely to find colonies outside your property in places like your yard, your garden, and your trees. However, Australian cockroaches do set up colonies indoors if there is enough food and moisture available and if it is cold enough outside to force them indoors. 

When Australian cockroaches invade your home, you are most likely to find them in dark, damp places with available food sources like bathrooms, in and around piping, and in kitchens. Since these roaches can fly, you can find them in upper cabinets, and they can enter your home through open or cracked windows. 

Get Rid of Your Australian Cockroach Problem Today

If you find Australian cockroaches in your home, you don’t have to worry. U.S. Pest Protection has years of experience in getting rid of even the largest roach infestations from business and personal properties alike. Once they’re gone, we also provide monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly pest control services to make sure that they don’t come back. Don’t flee down under when you encounter Australian cockroaches in your Tennessee home or business. Your free pest inspection is just a call or click away. 

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