Treatment for Cockroaches
Cockroaches are one of Australia’s most prevalent house invaders, and getting rid of them and avoiding their recurrence is easier than most people believe. All it takes is a combination of clean and neat practices, as well as having the necessary products on hand to deal with the inevitable visitors.
Eco pest Control Melbourne uses professional and safe means to detect and eliminate cockroach infestation from a property.
How To Treat
The first step is to figure out what attracts cockroaches to your property and what makes them less prevalent. Our job is to inspect your structure for signs of cockroach activities and attempt to trace the source.
After detecting cockroach activities, we will implement sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to eliminate them. Beyond this, we will offer tips and preventive advice to prevent future infestation.
Cockroaches enter your home in search of food, drink, warmth, and shelter. By implication, it is a good idea to make your home as unappealing to them as possible by:
- Taking away food access: Don’t leave food on the counter (covered or uncovered).
- Dispose of food and garbage, and don’t leave them lying around.
- Wipe down all kitchen surfaces with a good surface cleaner and clean your appliances regularly.
- Eliminating water access: Clean up any liquid spills in your home’s containers.
- Blocking any cracks or openings via which they might gain entrance to your home.
Why are they Considered Pests?
Common Species in the City
Australia is home to around 450 native cockroach species out of the world’s 4,000+ cockroach species. Don’t be alarmed as there are only six frequent domestic cockroach species in Australia.
- The Australian Cockroach has a yellow stripe across its head and is brown.
- The Oriental Cockroach is a dark brown to a black coloured cockroach.
- German cockroaches are tan or light brown, with two dark brown lines running along the body’s edge.
- American cockroaches are the largest of the six and have a reddish-brown with a faint yellow band behind their heads.
- Brown Banded Cockroaches have light to dark brown bodies with lighter tan or transparent wings that stretch across their bodies.
- Smoky Brown Cockroaches are smoky brown. They appear as rich and shiny mahogany.
Common Signs of Infestation
- Cockroaches leave behind dark excrement that looks like feces.
- Cockroaches produce dark, irregularly shaped smear marks as they crawl along walls or even when they rest in areas with a lot of moisture.
- Cockroaches lay eggs in capsules called ootheca, which contain numerous eggs.
- Cockroaches shed their skins 5-8 times as they develop in size and go through the many lifecycle stages.
Treatment Tips and Advice
- Diatomaceous Earth: When roaches come in contact with DE, their exoskeletons are damaged, and they become dehydrated and die.
- Baking Soda: One of the quickest and easiest ways to get rid of roaches is to use baking soda.
- Boric acid: This is a substance found in nature. While it is safe for humans and pets, it is lethal to roaches.
- Essential Oils: Essential oils are a great natural roach repellant.
- Use Glue Strips to Identify Problem Areas: Glue strips are an effective way to identify roach problem areas.
- Set Bait Stations: The smell of the bait attracts roaches, who then eat the poison.
- Caulk all Entry Points: use caulk to seal gaps and possible entry points.
- Don’t leave food and garbage in the trash for too long.
- Keep a clean environment
- keep your pet food bowl clean
- Don’t leave dirty dishes and utensils in the sink
- Repair any leaks beneath the sink and on the sink top, cutting off a potential water source
- Hire a Pest Management Professional like Eco pest control to get rid of your infestation once and for all.
Why do I have cockroaches in my house?
Cockroaches are attracted to filth like open food containers, dirty counters, and so on. Roaches will sometimes infest a residence simply because it is easily accessible.
Are cockroaches dangerous
Cockroaches carry more than 33 bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Hypersensitive people may get allergic reactions and asthma as a result of them.
Is it possible to get rid of cockroaches with baits?
Placing bait stations throughout the house is a traditional way to treat a roach infestation. Roaches are attracted to the deadly bait and will die if they eat it.
Why Choose Us
- Licensed Pest Technicians from Victorian Health
- Local Govt. License
- 12 month cockroach control warranty
- Years of Experience in Pest Control Industry
- Eco-friendly Pest Control
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