Cockroach Control Brisbane


Cockroach Control in Brisbane

If you’ve spotted a cockroach on your premise, the chances are that there’s plenty more hiding away. The thing is, cockroaches live communally and can lay up to 40 eggs at a time so that the population can boom very fast. They’re also creepy, move quickly and sometimes even fly when you try and shoo them outside.

Not to mention that unkillable and dirty reputation—something you certainly don’t want roaming around your house and crawling on your food surfaces while you sleep.

Lucky for you, they are killable and won’t survive a visit from Bruin Pest Management. Our specialist cockroach control gets into the places ‘roaches hide and kills them.

What Are The Tell-Tale Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation?

Most people won’t realise they have a cockroach infestation until they see a cockroach. However, as cockroaches avoid the light, most of them will be hiding away while you’re awake and active.

There are some other signs to look out for, including:

  • Faeces that look like ground coffee in areas they might frequent or hang out/
  • A musty odour.
  • Brown dots or fecal marks on the walls or skirting boards in the corners of the room.
  • Brown smear marks in wet areas, from the cockroaches walking with their body dragging.
  • Egg sacks, usually left in a dark corner.

What Kind Of Cockroaches Are In My Home?

Unfortunately, the main issue with cockroaches is their wide distribution and rapid reproduction rates. Worldwide there are over 4000 different cockroaches species, but the three main household cockroach species we treat in Brisbane are American, Australian and German Cockroaches.

American Cockroaches:

Adult American cockroaches are the largest household cockroach; they can grow up to 55mm in length. They are reddish-brown, and adults have useful wings which are capable of gliding flight. 

Australian Cockroaches:

Adult Australian cockroaches are reddish-brown to dark brown with yellow markings on the top of their head and each wing’s front edge. They are slightly smaller than their American counterpart. They have functional wings and are capable of gliding flight.

German Cockroaches:

Adult German cockroaches are the smallest of the cockroaches in size. They are identifiable by their pale brown colour and dark brown stripes. Although they have wings, they prefer to crawl. They have the fastest breeding cycle and produce more eggs than any other species of cockroach. 

Where Do Cockroaches Thrive?

Cockroaches are attracted to warm, humid and dark conditions. They are deterred by bright lights, which is why their eggs can be difficult to detect. As cockroaches are scavengers, they thrive in locations where they have access to second-hand food such as bread crumbs and other food scraps that are commonly swept under cabinets and fridges. 

Cockroaches don’t simply lay a singular egg; they lay multiple. All of these eggs are contained within a single egg case. This egg case is also referred to as an ootheca. The number of cockroaches within an ootheca varies from species to species, but typically there are around 40 cockroaches per egg case. After hatching, nymphs take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to develop into fully-fleshed adults.

Can Cockroaches Make You Sick?

Cockroaches leave traces of their existence wherever they go. If you’re asthmatic, you could be in trouble. Cockroaches leave pieces of shedded skin that contain allergens that trigger symptoms of asthma. Unfortunately, cockroaches are also a common cause of Salmonella, a disease similar to food poisoning that can cause diarrhoea, fevers, and vomiting.

There’s a common saying that ‘you can’t kill a cockroach’. Although they’re difficult to get rid of, cockroaches are far from invincible. This is where Bruin Pest management comes in. If you’ve seen signs of a cockroach infestation, we’ll draw upon years of experience to keep your home cockroach-free.

OUR Cockroach control PACKAGES

We have a range of cockroach control in Brisbane packages to suit your needs.

Pest Control Lite Package


Cost Effective solution for Domestic Cockroaches, Silverfish, Webbing Spiders internally and externally.

Free Service Period after treatment included.

Full Pest Control Package


All-round solution for Domestic Cockroaches, Silverfish, Webbing Spiders and Ants internally and externally.

Free Service Period after treatment included.

Full Pest Control including Rodents Package


The best solution for  Domestic Cockroaches, Silverfish, Webbing Spiders, Ants and Rodents internally and externally.

Free Service Period after treatment included.