Increase during the more temperate climates in Auckland. Often spotted in and around door frame hinges and they like to dwell in warm damp areas of the home. Often they can be observed in the laundry and the bathroom. This is often the nature of the smaller German or even Asian roach. The aforementioned is very populous in Auckland, much like the larger roaches they too enjoy the warm humid climate. Often noticed especially in the cooler seasons finding shelter in under the weather boards of a home, they often congregate around the entry way or porch. They often roam inside. This roach, unlike the larger variation do not seek food far from the nest, there hierarchy and nest order is quite unique and present difficulties in their control even by professionals. These cockroaches often will nest indoors and an established nest can be persistent in multiplying and difficult to eradicate. Modern insecticides have been developed offshore to help combat the nesting habits of this pest.
There are many types of cockroaches, but there are three types which mainly come into contact with us in our homes and commercial buildings.