Cockroach Control

Treatment for Cockroaches

One cockroach can lay between 200 and 300 eggs per year, which allows it to raise a colony pretty quickly.

This is why regular cockroach control is important, to prevent an infestation from damaging your home.

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How We Treat Cockroaches

Housekeeping is essential in order to keep cockroaches away, but cockroach treatment and baiting stations are also used to stop a current infestation.

The treatment we use at Pro Pest Control Perth will attach itself to the cockroach, preventing it from shedding its skin and maturing. Before that happens, the cockroach will carry the poison to its nest, infecting it as well.

Gel Bait

Gel baits provide an effective treatment option and are designed to take advantage of cockroach behavior and biology. The baits combine foods that cockroaches crave with a insecticide formulated to kill slowly.

Why Are Cockroaches Pests?

Cockroaches are considered pests because they ruin foods, damage belongings, and spread filth. Cockroaches partially disgorge the foods they eat and drop faeces regularly. They also have the potential of carrying viruses and bacteria, which they leave over the food that humans eventually consume.

Common Cockroach Species in Perth

The common species of cockroaches found in Perth include the following:

  • German Cockroach: Beige or light brown, with two dark stripes on their head. They have wings but can’t fly.
  • Oriental cockroaches: Large, dark brown to black in color, and live in damp areas such as basements, sewers, bathrooms, and moist soil outdoors.
  • American Cockroach: They have a reddish-brown colour, a yellow band behind their head, and wings with which they can fly.
  • Native Australian Black Cockroach: Native to Australia, their bodies are black with yellow strips and margins.
  • Brown Branded Cockroach: They are pale brown and prefer dry places. They can fly if they’re disturbed.

Common Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

The most common sign of a cockroach infestation is the sighting of the pest. Cockroaches are nocturnal, so if you’ve seen one of them around, there will likely be more of them in a nest.

If you’ve seen cockroaches, you might want to hire a pest control company to help you get rid of them.

Know You Have Cockroach Issue

If you have a cockroach issue but have not seen the cockroaches themselves, you will likely notice the following signs:

  • Shed skin
  • Egg capsules
  • A musty, unusual smell
  • Unpleasant odour and leaky pipe
  • Damage to belongings (leather and books)
  • Smear marks on horizontal surfaces
  • Small, black cockroach droppings

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Treatment Tips for Cockroaches

Cockroach infestations may be prevented with just a few home care tips. Here is how you can make them stay away:

  1. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous earth is a natural insecticide that damages the exoskeleton of the cockroach and causes it to dehydrate. Sprinkle it in areas where you noticed activity.
  2. Use Citrus: Cockroaches are repelled by the scent of citrus. Add some lemon water into a bucket of water and mop the floors with it. Lemon essential oil is also efficient.
  3. Set Baiting Systems: Cockroach baits feature poison that is undetectable to cockroaches. When they come into contact with the poison or eat it, they will die.
  4. Caulk Cracks and Gaps: Cockroaches enter your home through entry points such as cracks or gaps in the wall. Use caulk to cover the entries.
  5. Keep the House Clean: Cockroaches love areas where there is a lot of clutter, or they know is a good source of food. If you keep the house clean, they will find it unappealing.
  6. Store Foods under Lids: To prevent cockroaches, you need to eliminate their food sources. Store all your leftovers under the lid and keep them away from the pests’ reach.
  7. Empty the Trash Regularly: Cockroaches may go for the leftovers you put in your trash. Keep a lid on the trash can and take the trash out regularly.
  8. Limit Your Eating Spots: Eating in multiple rooms increases the chances of spreading cockroach-attracting crumbs. Limit your eating in only one spot, such as the kitchen.
  9. Vacuum Frequently: Rooms, particularly the kitchen, gather lots of food crumbs on the floor. To prevent them from attracting cockroaches, you should vacuum every day.
  10. Use Essential Oils: Cockroaches are repelled by scents of essential oils such as citrus, peppermint, oregano, eucalyptus, cypress, and catnip. Make a chemical spray bottle with a couple of drops of oil, and spray it around frequently.


How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of Cockroaches?

If you have an active infestation, it can take between 90 to 120 minutes to apply the treatment. It might take up to 48 hours until the treatment reaches every cockroach within the nest.

How Often Should I Apply Cockroach Pest Control?

If you’ve had a cockroach infestation before, you’ll want to reapply some preventive treatment once every few months. Quarterly is recommended, but less-prone areas might benefit from a bi-yearly treatment.

How much Does Cockroach Treatment Cost in Perth?

On average, cockroach treatment in Perth costs between $150 and $300. It will mostly depend on the size of the property and the severity of the infestation.

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