Cockroach Control

Cockroaches pose a serious health risk to humans, and for safety worldwide. Controls to prevent product and unsightly property damage must be managed by professionals. Environments which are inhabited by cockroaches present risk for disease, damage to goods and customer complaints.


Orkin use only quality products that are:


  • User friendly, odourless and precision dosing.
  • Highly effective and safe gel baits.
  • Pheromone attractants for monitoring and control.
  • The safest odourless synthetic pyrethroids sprays only used when necessary.



  • There are 3 500 known species of cockroaches in the world.
  • The 2 main species of cockroaches that are found in the Republic of South Africa are the drain dwelling cockroach (American cockroach) and the house dwelling cockroach (German cockroach).
  • They can spread diseases from the decaying matter that they come into contact with: e.g. Urogenital infections, dysentery, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, typhoid, tuberculosis, bubonic plague and leprosy.
  • Female cockroaches carry an egg capsule that can contain up to 40 baby cockroaches.
  • They can withstand extensive temperatures.
  • The body is covered with a wax coating to prevent dehydration.
  • They have a series of hairs on their bodies that can sense the slightest noise, smell or air movement.
  • They can walk upside down on surfaces without falling off.
  • When cockroaches are hungry, they can resort to cannibalism or eat. their own cast skins to survive.
  • Cockroaches can swim.

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