What You Can Do
If you sight evidence of cockroach activity (e.g. live or dead cockroaches, their droppings or egg cases) in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry or around appliances you can employ some cockroach control techniques listed below. While they may not stop cockroaches completely, it’ll help until you can get a professional cockroach treatment for your home.
- Reduce the food source – practice good cleaning practices by removing scraps, storing leftovers in the fridge, cleaning bench tops and appliances; seal rubbish bins well.
- Remove water – check for leaking taps in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas. Keep condensation to a minimum with good ventilation.
- Seal cracks and crevices – check for openings in the bathroom, pantry and kitchen cupboards, splashbacks and tiles, seal with an appropriate filler.
Why You Need Pest Control
While the techniques above can help reduce the occurrence of one or two cockroaches, if you have continued sightings of mature and juvenile cockroaches, this is a good sign they are breeding in or around your home. Apart from feasting on your leftovers and infiltrating your pantry goods, cockroaches can carry and spread diseases. At the lesser end of the scale you have diseases such as dysentery and diarrhea, but more serious diseases also include: typhoid, gastroenteritis and salmonella.
For this reason you should not leave a cockroach infestation unattended as it can quickly get out of control. Cure All offers a cockroach treatment programme to eliminate a particular species of cockroach from your home. We use a range of methods including, liquid residual sprays, dusts and gels designed to stop cockroaches in their tracks, we also guarantee that you’ll be cockroach free for 12 months. Call us today for a quote.