Humid weather conditions have seen the largest spike in cockroaches across both Queensland and New South Wales in recent times.
Australian Museum guru David Bock told the Daily Telegraph higher than normal humidity alongside warm weather had led to a “bug explosion”, with more of the creepy crawlies expected.
“Cockroaches and ants were particularly enjoying the warm, wet air,” Mr Bock explained.
“They normally lay lots of eggs expecting most to die before adulthood but in these conditions a lot of them are growing up and mating to produce more.”
Further north, Queensland pest exterminators have also been keeping busy evicting cockroaches populations thanks to the unsavoury weather.
“The heat and this rain around will really fire things up for February and March,” said Amalgamated Pest Control branch manager Dallas Hall.
“The main creepy crawlies we’re asked out to are termites and cockroaches.”