Cockroaches control in Albury, Wodonga & Rutherglen
Some species of cockroaches carry diseases such as salmonella and typhoid. They can cause other risks to health like asthma, eczema, and allergic reactions.
Cockroaches can breed up to 6 generations in a year. They are also adept at hiding undetected in small spaces. For this reason, just a few can become a major infestation in a very short amount of time. A professional service is the most reliable way to get rid of cockroaches in your home.
Our treatment for cockroaches
Why household chemicals don't get rid of cockroaches
Cockroaches are much like ants. If they detect a treated area, they will move around it and change their behaviour to avoid the area.
This means that common household and hardware store chemicals can fail to get proper control. They can actually make the problem worse. The cockroaches might flee a treated area and disperse further throughout your house.
Also, just to make it more difficult, the eggs are immune to pesticides. Residual effects of household chemicals are not very long, so often when the cockroaches hatch they aren’t affected. They can even build up resistance to your chemicals if there is a small amount of residue left.
How we get rid of cockroaches
Our treatment involves a combination of inspection, gel bait, and a spray. We use professional quality chemistry designed to transfer between cockroaches.
1. Cockroach inspection
We carefully inspect areas that are common harbourage spots for cockroaches. We know the behaviour of the different main pest species in Australia. They’re all different in where they hide and what they like to eat.
An inspection is important to find areas to conduct a targeted treatment. We don’t just spray everywhere. Our company conducts to eco-friendly cockroach treatment, with minimal impact on you and the surrounding environment.
2. Gel bait application
After the inspection, we place a gel cockroach bait in hidden areas. We hide the bait behind hinges and in cracks & crevices so that pets and children can’t find it.
We place the bait close to harbourage areas and existing feeding areas to make sure they find it as quickly as possible.
The gel bait we use doesn’t take effect immediately. The cockroaches have time to return to its harbourage area and feed developing nymphs with the bait.
If we need more than one visit, we always switch our gel bait product, to prevent pesticide resistance and bait shyness.
3. Spray for cockroaches
A gel bait may be enough for small infestations, but we don’t muck around with cockroaches. We know you want them gone as soon as possible.
Our spray for cockroaches is a two part spray. We use a pressurised aerosol spray directly into inaccessible cracks and crevices. Then we use a formulated hand spray to spray skirtings and other high-traffic areas identified in the inspection.
Our spray is non-repellent, so cockroaches don’t detect it or avoid it. They continue to crawl through it and build up a lethal dose. They also transfer it to each other when they huddle together and feed each other.
If more than one visit is required, we switch our cockroach spray product to prevent pesticide resistance or avoidance.
Safe, eco-friendly cockroach treatment
Cheap, cost-cutting pesticides can be mixed with nasty solvents and low-quality constituents that can harm the environment. Hardware store pesticides can be even worse.
Our company uses high-quality ‘research & development’ chemistry in our treatments for cockroaches. We use an environmentally-friendly product, which is not mixed with harmful solvents.
We use Bayer Maxforce products for our gel baiting. The attractants are highly effective, so we are able to use less bait and minimise the our pesticide usage. We switch our bait every visit, so you don’t get a build-up of any one pesticide in your house.
In our spray for cockroaches, we use Seclira Pressurised and Seclira WSG. Using both formulations of Seclira helps us to get into cracks and crevices that you can’t get to with other products. This helps to minimise spraying in rooms. We can get the pressurised product directly to where the cockroaches are hiding. So we don’t need as much out in the open. In this way, we can further minimise our pesticide use in the environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
For small infestations, we can normally achieve results with one visit. You should see a reduction almost immediately, and then a slow reduction over a week or two until none are left. We still recommend a follow-up inspection.
For large infestations, a follow-up visit is required. This is because cockroach eggs are immune to pesticides and we need to do a follow-up cockroach treatment a second time to get the developing nymphs.
A quick treatment relies on you helping us out. Cockroaches may not go for the bait if there are food scraps lying around. You need to maintain a very clean kitchen so that the cockroaches have no choice but to eat the bait. If you leave food crumbs and grease marks about, treatment will take longer.
Maxforce and Seclira have very low toxicity in mammals. Even so, we mix the rate low enough that it does not pose a risk if you come into contact with it.
We are committed to environmentally friendly cockroach control, so we don’t use anything highly toxic.
You can find more information about our products on our Resources and MSDS page, which has the labels and safety data sheets for all of our products.
- Arrange to have someone there to show us where the main cockroach problems are.
- Clean up all food scraps, crumbs, and grease marks. This removes food competition with the bait.
- Make sure to check behind appliances such as dishwashers and fridges and clean up food scraps there as well.
- Put food into sealed containers.
- Throw out any food that can’t be sealed. Use an outside bin.
All of this is essential to help us do a proper treatment. It saves you money, because if we can do our job properly we don’t need to come back again.
- Don’t vacuum or mop your floors until at least two weeks after treatment. Light sweeping is fine. We don’t want to wipe away the spray residue.
- Clean up after every meal and make sure there are no crumbs or grease marks anywhere.
- Keep food stored in sealed containers.
- Empty your inside bin into your wheelie bin every night to keep food scraps out of the kitchen.
Most of this is to reduce food competition with the bait and increase the amount of bait eaten by the cockroaches.
Bad luck, in short.
The box of cereal you bought may have come from a warehouse with an infestation.
It’s true that cockroaches thrive under unhygienic conditions, but anyone can get them. It’s nothing to be embarrased about.
The common shining cockroach is a common sight inside houses after heavy rain or extended dry periods. They don’t carry diseases and are good for the garden. If you can, you should chuck them back outside if you find them. If you’re getting a lot of ‘shineys’, you can arrange for us to do a spider spray, which normally keeps their numbers down.
Most of the other cockroaches you see inside the house will be bad ones. If you see one, put it it in a jar so we can identify it for you.
Our spider spray is a repellent treatment. Just like with ants, cockroaches will avoid the sprayed areas and find other ways into your house.
A spider spray is not very effective against most cockroach species, but they can keep some common garden types at bay.