Household DIY pest control products purchased from supermarkets are commonly used by the homeowner in the attempt to eliminate a German Cockroach infestation. Unfortunately, the products available in supermarkets and for public use are generally ineffective. Household residual insecticidal sprays or aerosol sprays have proven of little value in controlling German cockroaches. In fact, these applications may disperse the cockroaches making control difficult and lengthy. The cost of these household insecticides are well overpriced for the little effect they provide.
As a result, people will go to extreme lengths, purchasing every available product on the market in a desperate attempt to control the pest infestation as it increases in size. Fact is that the homeowner could of saved time and money by hiring a Sydney professional pest controller to eliminate a German Cockroach infestation when it was initially discovered.
Homeowners will generally resort to professional assistance once their treatment attempts have failed, resulting in a more costly, frequent and an intense professional pest control treatment program required in order to eliminate the current infestation.
Sydney Professional pest controllers use cockroach baits containing hydramethylnon, fipronil ect. These products provide a high level of control when applied to those areas where cockroaches harbor. Baiting has proven to be the most effective method to control to eliminate German cockroaches. Cockroach baits are usually applied as a gel formulation which are safe for use in kitchen and food preparation areas.
Although it is difficult to keep cockroaches from entering homes via boxes, grocery bags, suitcases, and the like, several steps can be taken to prevent a serious problem from arising. A key factor in prevention is sanitation. Clean up all spilled foods, including crumbs on the floor. Do not leave dirty dishes overnight. Store items such as cereal, crackers, cookies, flour, sugar, and bread in airtight sealed containers. Empty garbage each evening into a sturdy container with a tightly fitted lid. Structural modifications such as sealing holes in walls where pipes pass through are necessary in the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of the house in order to control German cockroaches.￼
The Female German Cockroach
Life span of the adult female varies from 20 to 30 weeks. In one year over 10,000 descendants can be produced. Each capsule can contain up to 48 eggs, taking 28 days for the capsule to hatch from the time it begins to form. The German cockroach is the most successful of the species infesting buildings in Australia. There are several reasons for this cockroach’s persistence and the difficulty of controlling it. German cockroaches produce a larger number of eggs per capsule and they undergo the shortest time from hatching until sexual maturity, resulting in a rapid population growth.
If your experiencing German Cockroach issues, call the experts at Reliance Pest Management in Sydney, Bondi and Maroubra area for a no obligation assessment and treatment plan for your property.
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