Cockroach Pest Control in Brisbane
Specialist Cockroach Control Brisbane
Cockroaches are certainly ‘dirty’ pests – they are known to carry a wide range of diseases and are a significant cause of asthma.
Apart from the health considerations, having a cockroach problem can be a bit embarrassing, so you want the cockroach problem eliminated fast!
General cockroach problems are normally covered by our general pest control treatments, but if you have a cockroach infestation, particularly if it is a German cockroach problem, you will require a more specialised treatment.
The Pest Doctors use a range of specialist cockroach products to guarantee the quick elimination of your cockroach problem. Read More
Cockroach Pest Control in Brisbane
Cockroaches are some of the most unpleasant pests we can get in our homes, but they’re difficult to get rid of by yourself. They’re small and great at hiding, they reproduce quickly, and they hide their nests effectively. It can seem like a never-ending battle when you’re dealing with a cockroach problem. That’s why Pest Doctors are here to help you. We’re experts in pest control with years of experience and extensive expertise in all kinds of pests, including cockroaches. We offer a comprehensive range of pest control services while guaranteeing punctuality and long-lasting results. When you need the best Brisbane cockroach control professionals, we’re the people you want to call.
Do You Need Cockroach Pest Control In Brisbane?
Most people discover that they have cockroaches when they see one, but you could be living with a cockroach infestation without even noticing. Worried you might have cockroaches? Here are some signs to look out for:
- Unusual smell
- Brown and irregular smear marks
- Shed skins
When you’re looking for cockroaches or signs of cockroaches, there are some places in your home you should pay extra attention to. Cockroaches like to hide in sheltered dark spaces with water access. In the bathrooms, you should check your cabinets and the plumbing behind sinks and toilets. You might also find cockroaches in laundry rooms and kitchens, so look for signs in cupboards, cabinets, nooks and crannies and plumbing. Basements and drains are other common hiding spots. Check the base and corner joints of your walls for holes where cockroaches could creep into. If your searches turn up something or you’ve found any signs of cockroaches, contact pest control.
Do these signs sound different to what you are experiencing? You may require one of our other insect pest removal services in Brisbane:
The Risks of Living Without Cockroach Treatment In Brisbane
No one wants cockroaches in their home. Most of us see them as disgusting and unwelcome guests, but they’re not just unsightly. Cockroaches come with real health risks. They can worsen asthma symptoms and contribute to allergy problems. They can also carry bacteria that cause illness, and which they can easily transfer onto your food as they scavenge. Cockroaches can lead to salmonella, streptococcus, dysentery, cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid fever and more. In short, you definitely don’t want to be sharing your home with them. If you have cockroaches, you need to contact experts at cockroach control in Brisbane.
Why Source A Brisbane Cockroach Exterminator?
Nobody likes cockroaches. Even though entomologists – insect scientists – may tell us most species are harmless, they wouldn’t want you to find a cockroach in their house. And since we at Pest Doctors are dedicated to eradicating them, that makes this Brisbane cockroach exterminator very popular. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.
These reviled insects are thought to have first appeared at least 200 million years ago; they can survive anywhere from the freezing Arctic to the sweltering tropics and they can spread disease. When a cockroach appears in your house, you feel you’ve failed in the areas of health and hygiene. These nasty survivors have the ability to get in through little cracks and spaces you might think are too small for them. The collective noun is an intrusion of cockroaches.
How Do Cockroach Exterminators in Brisbane Go About Getting Rid of Them?
Our cockroach exterminators in Brisbane use liquid chemicals and powders both indoors and out to kill cockroaches. We also advise householders on day-to-day means of making their property less attractive to these little beasts. If you’ve got an intrusion of cockroaches, call us today and we’ll step in asap to make your place feel clean and safe again.
Our Brisbane Pest Cockroach Control Services
When we come to help you get rid of a cockroach infestation, we always start with a thorough inspection to determine the cockroach species involved, the causes of the problem and the location of their nest. This will inform our treatment. We can take care of both small and large cockroach species and offer thorough cockroach pest control in Brisbane. For large cockroaches, our treatment takes three different steps: spray the external perimeter and hotspots, blow powders into areas of risk, and use cockroach baits inside the home. For small species, we use sprays and dusts and cockroach gel baits in the affected areas. For some roaches, we might need several visits. Because of our extensive approach, we can offer a 12-month warranty on large cockroach treatments and a 3-month warranty on small cockroach treatments in Brisbane.
Professional Cockroach Treatments
Australian cockroach (large cockroach) – Up to 5 cm
German cockroach (small cockroach) – up to 1.5cm
Large cockroaches are covered in our General Pest treatment, which comes with a 12 month warranty. However, if you have a major infestation of a large cockroach species or a problem with one of the small cockroach species, a specialist cockroach treatment will be necessary.
Before we carry out any treatment, we also carry out an inspection to determine the species present, the location of the problem and the potential causes.
Treatments for large cockroach species
Large cockroaches, such as the American or Australian cockroaches, typically live outside the home, in the garden, drains and rubbish bins. They will also live in the roof void or sub-floor and will often come inside to escape the rain or heat, looking for food or moisture, or just by accident.
Our treatment for large cockroaches involves three elements:
- Spray external perimeter and hotspots such as drains and bins
- Blow powder into weepholes, sub-floors and roof voids
- Use cockroach baits in kitchen and internal areas if required
Treatments for small cockroach species
Small cockroaches, especially German cockroaches, are amongst the most difficult pests to control. This is due to their small size, their ability to build ‘nests’ in the smallest of spaces and their rapid rate of reproduction.
German cockroaches and brown banded cockroaches only live indoors, and will hide in cracks and crevices, door hinges, dishwasher control panels, in toasters and under microwaves… really in any small, dark hiding place.
To control small cockroaches a thorough inspection is vital to success before applying a range of specialist products.
Typically a German cockroach treatment involves using:
- Cockroach gel baits in infested areas
- Sprays or dusts as spot treatments in areas unsuitable for baiting
For German cockroaches, it may be necessary to carry out more than one visit.
For commercial establishments, particularly food handing businesses, regular servicing may be required.
Providing any post treatment recommendations are implemented, for large cockroach treatments we offer a 12 month warranty, for German cockroach treatments we offer a 3 month warranty.
The warranty is shorter for German cockroaches as they can easily be introduced into a residence inside packaging and cardboard boxes brought in from outside.
OUR PEST CONTROL STANDARDS
We will arrive when we say, or you will receive a courtesy call to advise we are running a little late. Please always rest assured that we value your time
We understand the importance of keeping your family, pets and the environment, healthy and safe. We prioritise sourcing the safest available products on the market to reduce the risk to your loved ones.
12 Month Service Guarantee on all pest control treatments. If pests come back we will come back and re-treat the area of concern at no extra charge.
How to prevent a cockroach problem?
Maintain good hygiene
- Clear up any spilled food
- Clean down and under the oven / fridge regularly
- Do not leave unwashed dishes out overnight
- Put rubbish into sealed bins and stack away from the house
Eliminate food sources
- Do not leave pet food bowls out with food in or unwashed
- Food should be stored in tight “cockroach proof” containers
Fix any leaking taps / pipework
Cockroaches love moisture, so eliminating any leaking taps or pipework and resolving any moisture / drainage problems will make your home less attractive to cockroaches.
Stop cockroaches entering the building
As cockroaches can enter the building through the smallest of gaps, fill any cracks in the floors, walls and around pipework; use weephole protectors; install wiring on vents; and make sure insects screens are well fitted.
The small cockroach species often hitch hike their way into homes in cardboard boxes. Check and incoming packaging material for cockroaches and their egg cases.
Clear up the area around and under your home
As the large species of cockroaches often like to live in and around wood piles, mulch and garden debris, keep such materials away from buildings.
Avoid storing goods under the home or in the roof void, especially in cardboard boxes, as these create ideal hiding places for large cockroach species.
More cockroach information
How do cockroach baits work?
To eliminate a cockroach infestation, particularly a German cockroach infestation, we will always include a cockroach bait in our treatment program. Cockroach baits are not designed to work instantly, but they are a vital tool to achieve complete elimination.
Professional cockroach gel baits contain a highly attractive food matrix and a slow acting insecticide. As around 80% of the cockroach population stay hidden, and even foraging cockroaches do not wander far from their harbourages, we need to place the cockroach bait near the cockroach hiding places.
Cockroaches feeding on the bait do not die immediately but return to their nest. This is vital for success, as in the hours after eating the bait, their vomit and droppings contain small amounts of the insecticide.
Other cockroaches find this vomit and droppings highly attractive (!!) and in eating them, they also ingest the insecticide and die.
It can take several days for the bait to eliminate the entire population and in the case of severe infestations, a second visit and treatment may be required.
Cockroaches and Diseases
Cockroaches are considered ‘dirty’ and disgusting with good reason. Cockroaches, especially the large cockroaches, are found around drains, sewers and garbage. When they then enter buildings and crawl over food preparation surfaces, they transfer the diseases they carry. They are known to carry a range of diseases that cause stomach upsets, such as Salmonella, E. coli and dysentery.
Cockroaches and Asthma
Research has shown that cockroaches are one of the main causes of childhood asthma in inner city apartment blocks. Their shed skins and droppings contain the allergens that can cause allergic reactions and asthma.
Ready to put an end to Cockroaches at your Property?
Cockroaches aren’t just unsightly but also carry and transmit a large amount of diseases around your home or business.