Although there are several types of Cockroaches, not all are bad or pests. Some species of Cockroaches play a crucial part in the Eco-system, benefiting the environment by playing their part to recycle decaying organic material. Its a gross job, but someone or something has to do it.
The Cockies we really want to target and eradicate are the ones who wreak havoc on our homes. With Cockroaches, comes diseases, unpleasant odors and mess. So to win the war on Cockies, heres what you should know;
How do the get into our houses?
Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, given their size and shape, through cracks and crevices are the easiest entry point. But they will also enter through vents, drains, windows, under doors and even up drain pipes. What you may not realize is you can even introduce them yourselves by bringing them into the homes in grocery bags, boxed items and even on your person. Insert Shudder.
Mi casa, Your casa
Unfortunately our homes provide the perfect breeding ground for cockies. plenty of food - Check. Warm - Check. Water - Check. Place to set up home aka nest. - Big Check.
One + One = One Thousand.
Two Cockroaches, can quickly become hundreds or thousands. As mentioned, Cockroaches are nocturnal and therefore you won't see them getting around during the day. For every one you may see, guaranteed there will be many, many, many more hiding in places you don't or can't see and chances are they are expanding their colony by the day.
We all know dust mites can affect those of us with allergies, but did you know so can Cockroaches. Cast off Cockroach skins, decaying bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies and Asthma, especially in children and sensitive individuals.
Put down the Can
There are many DIY options out there for pest control, that you the consumer can simply buy off the shelf at your local Woollies, Coles, Bunnings etc. And we have all seen the TV ads about Louie the Fly and his mates meeting their fate. But as we all know DIY is often ineffective. Like other species, Cockies evolve to adapt their environment, meaning their eggs are natural protected against the can of spray which may take down Louie.
Trained technicians can treat your property for Cockies using specialist equipment and a range of Chemicals mixed to exact ratios for longevity and effectiveness. Chemicals that are constantly scientifically tested by the Manufacturers and adjusted as Cockies (and other pests) become resilient. Chemicals that can only be accessed by a licensed Pest Technician. They know where to look for them, in hiding places you may not think to look in.