Cockroaches are an unfortunate reality of living in Perth. Households are commonly confronted with the American and Australian cockroaches (the big boys flying around outside) and smaller German cockroaches in the kitchen.
If you’re searching for fast, effective Perth cockroach treatment then you’ve come to the right place. Of course, just like any pest there are things you can do to repel roaches, preventing them from entering your home in the first place.
Here are a few tried-and-tested tactics for Perth cockroach control.
Poison Their Food Supply
To stop cockies in their tracks, target their favourite food source: the bin. Sprinkle a dusting of boric acid powder in the garbage bin every night and let the cockroaches come. They will eat the boric acid, which is highly poisonous, and your invasion will be stopped dead – literally.
But cockroaches don’t just eat from the bin. There are a few other feeding spots that can attract cockroaches, like under the fridge, around the base of cooktops and underneath ovens. Clean up crumbs and food scraps for pre-emptive cockroach control, or apply a light boric acid dusting for surety.
Place Baits in Strategic Locations
Switch on the kitchen lights at night and you’re sure to send cockroaches scurrying for cover. Watch where they go, and place baits or spray those spots. If know they’re in the house but haven’t seen them, place cockroach treatment baits in some of the places cockroaches congregate:
- Inside cupboards
- Under the fridge
- Behind cooktops
- Near the bin
- Wherever you see cockroach droppings
Most baits remain effective for up to 3 months. Set them in place and you’ve got effective cockroach treatment for an entire season!
Eliminate Food Sources
Like any animal, cockroaches need food to survive. However, roaches are special because they can live on almost anything. They will enter the house in search of food and make camp where they find a reliable source. Next thing you know, you’ve got a roach nest on your hands.
Perth cockroach control starts with keeping a clean house. Cutting cockroaches off from food will deter them from sticking around, so make sure to:
- Regularly clean behind the fridge and other appliances
- Clean up crumbs immediately
- Don’t leave dirty dishes on the bench
- Invest in a bin with a tight-fitting lid and take the rubbish out often
- Check the back of cupboards for forgotten food
- Clear out the pantry regularly
Cockroach control requires consistent effort. Allowing crumbs and food to pile up is an open invitation for cockroaches and other pests to make themselves at home.
Keep The House Clean
Our final tip is just good housekeeping. Roaches are deceptively clean – but they don’t like clean environments. As soon as you find roach droppings you have a problem. From there the creepy crawlies are not just ghastly to look at, they can also damage leather and books, infest the pantry, breed behind the fridge and more.
Sweep, vacuum and mop the floors regularly. Clear up food waste and wipe surfaces using disinfectant sprays or a natural remedy like vinegar and water, or essential oil sprays. Seal up cracks in skirting boards. Get in behind the fridge, dishwasher, oven and other appliances to clean properly. With a little vigilance you can take cockroach control into your own hands.
What to do if You Still Have a Cockroach Problem?
However if you’re facing an infestation or want to be sure the whole house is treated professionally, Antipesto are here to help. Our total-home Perth cockroach control package is just $240, with a 3-month warranty for peace of mind. Contact Antipesto to book a treatment today and rest assured your roach problem is no more.