Catching sight of just one cockroach in your home or business means it’s time for extreme measures!

It’s bad enough that we have to deal with cockroaches in the first place, whether they have made themselves comfortable in your home or business, but not one of three major types of cockroaches in South Africa even have South African names!


Types of cockroaches


The three most common types of cockroaches we come face to face with as we switch the light on at night have exotic, faraway-sounding names like the American cockroach, the German cockroach and the Oriental cockroach, (one wonders how they made it to our beautiful shores!), and one is just as terrifying as the next!

A little info about these three little (and not so little) monsters will help to identify just what you are dealing with:

American Cockroach 

This is one of the biggest cockroaches in South Africa and it’s also the nasty red-brown gogga that can fly right into your face given the right temperatures! The American cockroach loves dark, humid spaces and is most at home in bathrooms, kitchens, roofs and basements.


Oriental Cockroach

These are those mostly dark brown or black little bugs you will find scuttling around in drains, basements and porches, and they particularly like rubbish tips and leafy litter that is just cool, dark and damp enough to appeal to their appetites.


German Cockroach

If you really have the courage to study these ugly critters, you will be able to identify them by the two big dark stripes at their pronotum (the plate that covers the surface of the thorax), but who really wants to put a cockroach under a microscope before calling in pest control!


The really, really bad news about cockroaches is that by the time you actually see one skulking around your home or business, they are already in the business of consolidating a growing population well out of your line of sight!

For every cockroach you use almost a whole can of pesticide on in an effort to kill, there are probably in the region of 200 to 300 waiting in line to take its place, and once established, nothing can expand quite as fast as a cockroach family!


Let us get rid of Cockroaches for you!

Put the pesticide away and call in Extreme Clean, this team has had over ten years’ experience in the pest control industry in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Fourways, guaranteeing successful professional results that will keep your home and business free of cockroaches.

Many businesses, especially those in the food and catering industry, have been closed down as a result of pest infestation, whether it’s as a result of cockroach or rodent infestations, due the strict legislation and regulation policies of the industry implemented by the Department of Health, tasked with protecting the health and safety of workers and consumers.

When the Extreme Clean Pest Control Division is called in as the front-line to cockroach control, termite control, flea and rat control, as well as the fumigation of bed bugs, you can rely on them to use the most effective pesticides and rodenticides for guaranteed professional results, which will also include a detailed report about all treatments applied.

Last, but definitely not least, with a reputation earned for service excellence in every aspect of the comprehensive range of services that extend far beyond average professional pest control, Extreme Clean is committed to using pest repellents that are approved by the SABS to control pests effectively, while at the same time being environmentally friendly and pet-friendly!

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Call the friendly team of pest control experts at Extreme Clean today to rid the cracks and corners of your home or business of any pesky pests that are likely to cause conditions hazardous to health!

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