Cockroach infestation in your workplace

Cockroach problems in the workplace are a health risk.

Unwashed coffee cups, plates and utensils left in dishwashing machines, left-over food scraps in the sink all attract cockroaches and allow them to breed. If you are seeing one or two cockroaches during the day it means you have a pest problem.

Whilst there are several species of cockroaches, German cockroaches will live and breed around dishwashers, microwaves and kitchen appliances, drains and grease traps seeking food, moisture, and warmth.

American cockroaches can arrive in cardboard boxes left in food storage areas and will move some distance to food and water sources.

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The problem cockroaches cause

  • If you are seeing cockroaches during the day, you have a sizable infestation.
  • Cockroaches spread diseases such as Salmonella, campylobacteriosis and E. coli that cause food poisoning and diarrhoea.
  • Cockroaches can cause an allergenic and asthmatic reactions in people and children.
  • Cockroaches are attracted by food, moisture, and warmth where they can contaminate food, so cleanliness is important.
Precision Pest Control workplace cockroach infestation

A cockroach monitoring device used in an office kitchenette to determine level of cockroach problem.


Cockroaches have three life stages: egg, nymph and adult. An adult female German cockroach lives about 6 months and leaves a number of egg capsules that produce up to 380 offspring in her lifetime.

Once hatched the nymph will reach maturity to breed in 1 to 3 months.

American Cockroaches are also prolific breeders and can travel some distance to enter your property.

Why Precision Pest Control

  • Our professional pest controllers will turn up at the appointed time.
  • Our team of experienced technicians are qualified to inspect, develop an integrated pest management plan, and manage pests in and around your business.
  • We have been working with commercial properties over the past 30 years.
  • We use eco-friendly, safe, quality pest management plans and prevention strategies.

Let us handle your corporate pest management to avoid rodents and cockroaches in your office boardrooms and kitchens. Our industrial pest control specialists know how to handle your industrial and commercial kitchens and food processing plants with safe and eco-friendly chemicals and procedures.

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Our pest control services can take care of:

  •  termites
  •  ants
  •  cockroaches
  •  spiders
  •  fleas
  •  bed bugs
  •  rodents
  •  birds
  •  bees
  •  wasps
  •  flies and
  •  possums.