Looking For Expert Cockroach Pest Control?
Zero Termite and Pest offer expert advice and support for effective and reliable cockroach pest control.
Cockroaches are one of those household and yard pests that tend to make us all cringe. They like to hide anywhere that is dark and damp such as, near food preparation areas, in kitchen cupboards, under sinks, behind the fridge in drains and with areas with easy access to food. No matter how clean your house, cockroaches will invade! Cockroaches are generally not seen during the daytime hours and like to forage under the cover of darkness. If you see a cockroach or two, there is a good chance that there are many more. This is where our expert Zero Termite and Pest technicians come in!
Cockroach Pest Facts
There are three main types of cockroaches that you will encounter on the Sunshine Coast, these are American, Australian and German Cockroaches.
- The American and Australian cockroach: These insects have wings and can fly into your homes at any time through an unguarded window or door. They like to breed in the bark, leaf mulch and palm trees.
- The German Cockroach: These are much smaller than the two species. Despite their size, they are fast breeders. They are attracted to food scraps, dirty dishes and poor hygiene, and can have entered your home via a storage container or the likes of. German Cockroaches are most commonly found in cafes, restaurants and bars.
It is difficult to eradicate entire roach colonies with home remedies. Zero Termite and Pest have tried and proven methods of treatment for full cockroach pest control.
Do I Need Cockroach Pest Control?
It is usually easier to spot the signs of a cockroach problem than the actual insect pest itself. They are mostly nocturnal and come out to feed mostly at night.
Keep an eye out for these cockroach infestation signs:
Unusual smell: A cockroach infestation will produce a lingering and unpleasant odour that will affect the items they touch.
Cockroach droppings: Cockroaches will produce small, brown/black cylindrical droppings.
Smear marks: If there is enough water, cockroaches will produce brown, irregular shaped smear marks. Check for marks on horizontal surfaces where cockroaches will scuttle along.
Shed skins: Cockroaches shed their skin 5-8 times as they mature to adults. These skins are usually found close to where the cockroaches are nesting.
Don't know if you've got an infestation? A pest inspection is the service for you. All our Pest inspections are in compliance with the requirements of the Australian Standard.
Why do I have Cockroaches?
Cockroaches have simple needs- food, water, shelter and warmth.
Below are some of the reasons you may have a cockroach problem:
Food: Cockroaches are attracted to food, making your kitchen the ideal location for an infestation. Dirty dishes, open food storage and crumbs provide a consistent and reliable food source that will have cockroaches coming back for more.
Ensure you regularly clean the kitchen area, clean the residue off your food that leaves a sticky residue. Store food in an airtight container and fruit in the fridge to reduce the chance of a cockroach infestation!
Heat and Humidity: Cockroaches thrive in heat and humidity. They love dark and undisturbed spaces, so you can often find them in basements, in the dark corners of cabinets, and underneath large appliances, refrigerators and air-conditioning units.
Moisture: Cockroaches need moisture to survive to make leaky pipes and faucets perfect for cockroach survival. Therefore, you often see them in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and under refrigerators.
Ensure you fix leaky pipe and plumbing and keep moisture-rich areas as dry as possible.
Cockroach Pest Control: Don't Want Cockroaches?
- Keep bins clean and sealed
- Keep areas liquid and crumb-free and food in airtight containers
- Cockroaches love warm places. Be sure keep areas like underneath fridges and around electrical items clean and free from dust.
- Food and dust often collect in and around sofas, be sure to vacuum these areas regularly.
- Seal gaps around doors and windows.
- Fix all water leaks in and around your home.
Cockroach Pest Control and Your Business
A cockroach infestation can be detrimental to any business image.
With a constant stream of guests and clients, a cockroach infestation is inevitable. A hands-on approach is beneficial to the effective treatment and management of cockroach infestations.
If left untreated, cockroaches can quickly spread and take over. Zero Termite and Pest offer quality commercial pest control services to ensure that early detection, prevention and treatment occurs.
Contact us today for more information on Commercial Pest Control for your business.
Cockroach Pest Control: Why us?
Cockroach Control can be difficult. DIY gels and sprays may help get rid of an ant here and there. But for reliable and effective solutions, contact our experts at Zero Termite and Pest.
Our technicians are knowledgeable and understand the nesting and eating habits of cockroaches, thus offering fast and effective solutions that protect your home for the long term. Each service is tailored to you and your cockroach control needs.
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