How to get rid of German Cockroaches
The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in Sydney residential and commercial properties. It is one of the smallest species of roaches and can be found nearly everywhere in humans’ lives. Their quick reproductive cycle and resistance to pesticides make them challenging to eliminate, therefore, it’s important to be careful and consistent in treating these pests.
As these types of cockroaches can be so problematic and difficult to eliminate, it’s often a good idea to hire a professional pest control company to truly get rid of German cockroach populations. A pest exterminator or pest control expert will know the right methods to use to get rid of the cockroach infestation at its source. However, if your roach problem is small or you want to try DIY (Do-it-yourself) methods first, through this blog we’ll talk about how to prevent German cockroaches from your Sydney house/apartment, restaurant, or office, where they are commonly found, and what health hazards they cause.
How to prevent German Cockroaches?
Although many cockroach pest control methods are effective against most cockroach varieties, it’s always suitable to confirm exactly what kind of pest you’re dealing with. There are two main methods to avoid german cockroach infestation in your Sydney home or workplace that are chemical sprays & bait stations. Chemical sprays either repel cockroaches or kill them on contact whereas bait stations and gel baits attract cockroaches in with poisoned food and get them to take the bait back to their nests. This way the cockroaches infect each other, hopefully eliminating most or all of the cockroach infestation. Moreover, preventing German cockroaches starts with cleanliness, as they thrive from food scraps and reproduce within warm areas. Maintaining a clean home is key to reducing the risk of the German cockroach infestation. These types of cockroaches can also enter via boxes, groceries, second-hand electrical goods and from neighbouring properties, especially within apartments. Rectifying a German cockroach infestation with a pest control service at an early stage is highly recommended.
Where are German Cockroaches Found?
Although you may not see the actual cockroaches during the daytime, you may see droppings, shed skins, or dead roaches around your kitchen, living room, behind a piece of furniture, kitchen sinks, or maybe inside a kitchen cabinet. German cockroaches are generally found within kitchen areas. They will congregate against cupboard hinges, under bench tops, within kitchen cabinet joints, and under electrical appliances. German cockroaches thrive within warmer areas also such as fridge motors, microwaves, dishwashing machines, behind ovens, kettle bases and internal hot water systems. In extreme infestations, we have found them breeding within bedrooms and on ceilings. Also, each female cockroach can reproduce up to 40 infants within two weeks, therefore, controlling them on time is critical.
Are German Cockroaches Bad for My Health?
German cockroaches aren’t aggressive and don’t bite, nor are they venomous but they do pose a health risk. Usually, they pick up pathogens and allergens and then deposit them when they go searching for food in your kitchen. They can carry and leave behind bacteria and other disease vectors which may affect your health. Whilst they harbour especially within kitchens, German cockroaches breed and congregate amongst their faeces. As the infestation grows so do their faeces, causing a strong scent. As they explore contamination of foods and utensils are at high risk. Faeces are small black dirt and-sized balls.
When to Call in Pest Control Experts in Sydney?
German cockroaches reproduce so rapidly and efficiently that it’s often difficult to kill them all without help. If you’ve followed the above steps and your home still isn’t cockroach-free, it’s time to call a professional pest exterminator from Sydney Wide Pest Solutions for effective cockroach pest control services.
We eliminate all risks of cockroach infestation and provide safe & effective pest control solutions for your home in Sydney. Fortunately, pest control professionals at Sydney Wide Pest Solutions are well-trained to find the origin of the infestation and equipped with toxic-free pest chemicals & products to eliminate the problem permanently. If the infestation is large, you’ll likely save time by calling a pest control expert as your first step. We guarantee our service with 12 months of relief from pest infestation.