Cockroaches are rife in Sydney thanks to an abundance of perfect hiding / breeding spots and a never ending supply of food. If you have any concerns around cockroaches then please call us to discuss pest control Sydney.
Among the 3,500 species of cockroaches that are known around the world, there are only 5 that run rampant through Sydney, like the German baby cockroach, which is the most common, but it is also the worst kind to have. These creatures tend to hole up in dark voids behind your furniture and inside your appliances, so you need to know the process of managing this situation. Your goal in managing pests is for elimination, and to do so, there are four main steps to follow.
First, you need to inspect any areas that provide shelter, warmth, moisture, or food. Looking into these tiny spaces can be made easier by using a bright flashlight, a probing tool, or a mirror. Cockroaches will typically make their hiding place within a matter of a few feet from a supply of food. Finding food crumbs, eggs cases, or shed skin are all signs that there is a cockroach infestation. If you can’t find the exact location of where they are hiding, then a pest monitor can be helpful, even after you think the cockroaches have been eliminated, it’s better to be sure before they populate.
The next step in the elimination process is minimizing the possible hiding places that the cockroaches can reside in. Although this is a simple step, it’s crucially important to block off any gaps, crevices, or holes that can allow the cockroach to pass through. These small spaces are where they will spend their time, so it needs to be taken care of before you continue to step three, which is removing all water and food from the location where the cockroaches were living. It can be difficult to fully achieve completion of steps two and three, but they both play a great role in how effective the pesticides will be, which is the last step. When the cockroaches do not have food and water, the insecticides put out as bait will become their alternate source of food. Other means of sanitation consist of vacuums and steam units, which are very effective, especially in areas that are heavily infested.
The final step in this management plan is choosing the right pesticide and planting it close enough to the living space so that the cockroaches will come in contact with it. It is a hazard if the instructions are not followed correctly, especially with total-release aerosols, which are a pesticide product that could potentially cause fire and an explosion if too much is used in a confined area, so it is important to read the label before use. Another issue that may occur is that the cockroach will have a resistance to eating the pesticide, or they will avoid it altogether. When this happens, you should discontinue the use of that product after a few months and try something that is not similar to the product you were using. If the problem continues, it should be taken into the hands of a professional. They have access to products like microencapsulated formulas and insect growth regulators that are not usually available to the consumer, so a professional would be better suited for controlling the problem.