Getting rid of cockroaches is not an easy job.
Control of cockroaches is seldom easy because of the difficulty in getting the insecticide to the insect. Cockroaches survive in the most difficult conditions. Therefore, they are adaptable, highly mobile and their lifecycle makes cockroach control an uphill task for the untrained individual. We would always recommend contacting a professional pest management company; to help with your cockroach infestation.
Before the treatment
Before you do anything please consider the following steps:
A thorough clean of the area should take place prior to the insecticidal treatment. Pay particular attention to removing food and water sources and hiding places.
Fix it up
Unsound surfaces (e.g. broken tiles) should be made good and any possible cockroach harbourage sealed with plaster, mastic or other suitable fillers.
The use of sticky traps is not recommended for controlling cockroaches but should be used for monitoring purposes. These will tell you if you have an infestation and how bad that infestation is; but they won’t solve the pest problem.
DIY cockroach control
For any cockroach infestation, we would always recommend contacting a professional pest control company. They are trained in cockroach control; and will have access to a range of professional use insecticides which are not available to the public. However, if you decide to carry out the work yourself then you can buy amateur insecticide products.
The success of insecticidal treatments depends on what insecticides you chose, and how thorough the application is. Remember to pay particular attention to cracks and crevices where eggs and nymphs may be found. The insecticide, ideally, should have sufficient persistence to kill the nymphs hatching later from unhatched egg capsules.
When using any insecticide, make sure it is administered in a safe and secure manner, and that products are kept out of reach of children and pets.
WARNING: When using insecticides always follow the instructions on the label.
Professional cockroach pest control
Any pest management professional will take a systematic; integrated approach to cockroach control, starting with a thorough survey of your premises. This helps them determine any potential harbourages (shelter); and assess the level of the infestation. They will then decide on the appropriate control treatment. Most treatments will rely on the use of bait treatments, such as gel or powders.
Residual spray formulations are less used following the introduction of baits. They can still be useful to apply to areas on the periphery of infestations so that emigrating individuals may be controlled.
Finding a pest controller to get rid of cockroaches
A pest control company will be able to treat infestations quickly and safely. They can help minimise pest activity; with a range of techniques and have the technical knowledge and experience to apply products in an efficient manner while minimising risk to the environment and non-target species.
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