So you home has been infected with cockroaches but you are unsure of how to go about removing them? Don’t worry you are not alone. Cockroaches are one of the most common pests which invade homes all around the world and here in Perth they are quite a common problem.
Recent studies have reported that cockroaches are one of the most common indoor pests found in Australian homes and this will continue occurring as homes are the perfect source of water and food which cockroaches need for reproduction.
On average cockroaches come in different sizes and varieties but there are three main types. These are known as the Oriental, American and most common the German cockroach.
How to locate a cockroach infestation in your home
When trying to determine the source of an infestation in your home, there are several techniques which a pest control professional will use to discover the source.
By working with the homeowner, they will be able to search ideal hiding spots such as behind and under the refrigerator, inside cupboards, near drainage pipes and even inside cracks on the skirting board.
The home owner can help to reduce the cockroach attractants, by ensuring that food dishes, drains, rubbish bins and table tops, are free of food residue and stains, well cleaned and that all food items are stored properly.
Another hiding place that cockroaches like is hiding under furniture in your home and inside of electrical appliances.
Cockroaches which come from outdoors enter your home through open windows and under doors or cracks in the walls.
How to ensure complete cockroach elimination
When it comes to elimination there are a few steps which you can take yourself before calling in a local Perth area pest control expert. The first step is sanitation. Always ensure that your home’s floors are kept clean and one of the easiest ways of doing this is by using a vacuum cleaner.
Dirt and food crumbs are often hard to spot when they are on the floor and this is one of the main food sources which cockroaches are attracted to.
By using the nozzle on your vacuum cleaner, you can get into cracks and tight areas where roaches like to hide during the daytime. Studies have shown that even the smallest amounts of dropped food can be enough to feed a nest of cockroaches and keep them alive for at least a month.
Handling a cockroach infestation on your own is difficult and the poison sprays which you can buy on the shelf at your local supermarket are not as powerful and effective as what the pest control professionals use.
The only true way in which you can guarantee that your cockroach problem is solved is by picking up the phone and speaking to a local Perth based pest control expert.
Once at your home they will be able to offer effective treatment solutions and together with you through consultations, work out the best course of action to permanently remove cockroaches from your home.