Cockroaches are gross!
What else is there to say? You know it, we know it, maybe the cockroaches even know it! They make you feel uncomfortable in your home, whether you see a single one or know you have a cockroach infestation on your hands.
It’s our job to keep you feeling happy and comfortable — and it’s a job that we are proud to do! Sharing is caring, but you certainly don’t need to share your space with cockroaches.
If you wait until you see a cockroach, it is very likely that you are already dealing with an infestation, so book one of our cockroach control treatments now!
Types Of Cockroaches We Treat
Our cockroach control treatments help to get rid of the following types of cockroaches:
- Australian cockroaches
- American cockroaches
- Brown Banded cockroaches
- German cockroaches
- Oriental cockroaches
- Smoky Brown cockroaches
For more information about the different types and species of cockroaches in Australia, visit our blog.
Our Cockroach Pest Control Treatments
- Standard Pest Control Package — for cockroaches, spiders, and silverfish.
- Deluxe Pest Control Package — for ants, cockroaches, spiders, and silverfish.
- Supreme Pest Control Package — the Deluxe Package including a termite inspection.
- German Cockroach Specialty Treatments
Cost Our Our Cockroach Removal Treatments
The cost of your treatment will depend on which option above you choose to take control of your cockroach infestation and the size of your home.
Not everyone knows the accurate dimensions of their home so our team will ask how many bedrooms, offices, and media rooms your home has as well as if it is high set or low set.
We use this information to get a reasonable idea of how long the treatment will take, which treatment option is the best option for your situation, and the cost.
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Our Cockroach Control Process
Our cockroach control treatments involve the following:
Our team of pest technicians will conduct an inspection of the common harbourage points to identify what type of cockroach you’re dealing with and where they are. These common harbourage points include the kitchen, bathroom, and any other areas that you’ve seen signs of cockroaches.
Once common harbourage points have been fully inspected, our pest technicians will continue with the rest of your home. We look out for the following key signs of cockroaches:
- Faecal staining
- Faecal matter
- Egg casings
- Deceased bodies
- Live cockroaches
- Gnawed food matter (e.g. fruits and bread although not restricted to this)
- If the infestation is large enough they often produce a smell as well.
Once our team has completed an inspection and harbourage points have been located, we begin our treatment. Our pest technicians use different products in different areas of your home to provide the most effective treatment.
If the area is non-accessible (e.g. below the kitchen cabinetry) we use repellant dust is that provides an effective ‘flushing’ effect. For treatment to the underside of basins, hinges, around appliances, and more, a non-repellent aerosol is most effective to allow the product to transfer throughout the cockroach colony.
Lastly, our pest technicians will conduct a perimeter treatment inside and outside of your home and around the skirting boards to prevent further cockroach infestations.
What products do you use to control cockroaches?
The products we use to effectively control cockroaches depend on the species of cockroach identified during your inspection.
Intrusive cockroach species (e.g. German cockroaches) are more difficult to treat and require a multi-stage process to gain control of the colony. For these species, it’s best to use a combination of non-repellant insecticides and cockroach attractant gels to provide the most effective control internally and externally.
Less intrusive cockroach species (e.g. American cockroaches), we use both repellent and non-repellent products:
- Repellant dust used in the cavity below cabinetry
- Non-repellant aerosols around plumbing fittings, hinges, drains (situation dependant), around appliances, and other potential entry points.
The size of your cockroach infestation depicts whether a non-repellant or repellant insecticide is to be applied to the internal perimeter of your home, and a non-repellent insecticide applied externally.
Why Are Cockroaches Such a Problem?
Cockroaches are extremely versatile and adaptive insects that are difficult to remove from your home on your own. We deeply appreciate the frustration and discomfort you feel when you discover you are sharing your home with cockroaches.
Cockroaches are an offensive pest to have in your home because:
- Cockroaches live their lives in close proximity to you when they are in your home and often carry human diseases on their bodies which can be transferred to your home.
- Over 40 species of bacteria harmful to humans have been found in cockroaches’ digestive tracts. This includes species of worm parasites, viruses, and protozoa.
- Cockroaches’ mouths are incredibly strong and can chew through a number of common items found in the home.
- Cockroaches populate around food sources and can be found in the kitchen where you store food and prepare meals.
- Cockroaches contaminate food and utensils with droppings, skins, egg cases, and vomit.
- An unpleasant smell follows cockroach infestations due to their excrement and secretions.
- Some people will have allergic reactions to cockroaches, and in some cases, an asthma attack can be triggered.
- There have been cases where cockroaches target humans directly as a food source — though this is very uncommon.
- Cockroaches are incredibly adaptive and have built a resistance to most over-the-counter insect repellents, which makes these products ineffective.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches
Where will I find cockroaches?
Cockroaches prefer warm humid climates, but honestly, we can find them everywhere! Kitchens are the most common area where cockroach populations are a problem, as they have a never-ending supply of food and water.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures and will hide within cracks and crevices during the day and come out to feed at night. Most people do not realise the extent of their cockroach problem because they never see them during the day. However, active cockroaches observed during the day often indicate a large overpopulation is already taking over your home.
Do I need to get more than one cockroach treatment done?
99% of the time, 1 treatment is all that is needed. However, if you are unlucky enough to have German cockroaches, you may need additional treatments to get them under control. For domestic clients, this will be covered by your Pest Free Guarantee.
How long does it take for the cockroach treatment to take effect?
The cockroach treatment will take effect immediately and the products will remain effective inside your home for up to 12 months.
Can I treat my cockroach infestation by myself?
We strongly recommend that you have a professional identify the different types of cockroaches in your home. We have proper training, years of experience, and the professional products needed to deal with cockroaches.
There are surface sprays available to treat cockroach infestations, but they are not going to prevent cockroaches from entering your home. These over-the-counter sprays will not penetrate the cavities of your home, which is the main area of concern when treating cockroaches. These hard to reach nooks and crannies are where our professional dust and gel baits must be used!
For more information about getting rid of cockroaches, visit our blog.
Why are cockroaches so hard to kill?
Cockroaches are hard to kill because they are seriously honed for survival! Cockroaches can survive a nuclear explosion and were one of the first life forms found after Hiroshima. No pesticide can penetrate the egg sack, and one egg sack can contain up to 40 young. That is why the only way to successfully eradicate cockroaches from a home is regular pest treatments.