Pest Control for Cockroaches

Published by Keith Hall on

Just the sight of these multi-legged, hard-shelled visitors crawling across the flooring is enough to make your toes curl.

Roaches are a large, disgusting pest, with six legs, and 18 knee joints. (We thought you might want to know that.) There are more than 5,000 species worldwide, but the most usual are the German roach, and also the American cockroach.

At first, roaches may infest your premises from the outside, discovering fractures, gaps under doors, and a host of other methods to go into the building structure. They are brought in by warmth, darkness, and spoiling food or standing water, things like open trash containers and unwashed dishes. As big as they might seem, a cockroach can get in via an opening as slim as a ten-cent piece when young, or a dollar as an adult. They do not like light, which is why most homeowners can not fathom the reason why when the cat or dog offers them a dead cockroach. But you can’t rely on your pet dogs to manage your cockroach population.

The first measure in doing away with cockroaches is hygiene. If you have kept vegetables that are decomposing, open containers of food in cupboards, or unsecured waste containers, then get rid of all refuse and also change container lids with those that seal snugly. Check under appliances, in cabinets, cellar corners, and other dark locations for traces of black abrasive dirt that has an oily appearance. This is cockroach faeces and also an indication that you do in fact have an issue.

As soon as your home is cleaned up, your choices in removing them are to do it on your own or to have the house expertly treated by a pest control company like SEQ Pest Squad. Which company you pick, might depend upon the severity of the problem. The primary ways of getting rid of cockroaches are poisonous sprays, and also residual sprays which leave a residual poisonous chemical in your cabinets and externally where sprayed, that will certainly dissuade them for a few weeks of crossing those barriers. There are also the notorious “roach motels” that can be put in your cupboards. These lure cockroaches inside and where they come in contact with the poison.

Occasionally it may take a combination of numerous methods, such as a quality pest control spray, and afterwards roach motels in position where you have proof of previous inhabitants. As soon as your immediate issue is removed then you can also take additional preventative steps, such as spraying powdered boric acid in between wall surfaces, and around structures where they may have entered your home. This is normally a risk-free non-chemical method of prevention, and will also take the compound on the cockroaches feet to wherever they are hiding and breeding.

And one vital note of care for you: Chemicals can be extremely harmful to people and also family pets. Spray therapies need to never ever be performed without correct respiratory measures, as well as first eliminating of all food, pets and meals or other products that your food might come in contact with.

Call SEQ Pest Squad to help you rid your home and office of cockroaches. For immediate service call Keith on 0416 543 470.