How well do cockroach treatments actually work.
As a pest control Brisbane Company we get called out to customer’s houses all the time to treat for cockroaches, here in Brisbane our climate is perfect for the breeding of cockroaches and other crawling insects.
If a treatment is done properly by a technician that understand the feeding and harbouring habits of cockroaches, the treatments can be very effective and long lasting.
What do customers need to do before & after a treatment?
The customer plays a very important role in the management of cockroaches, when you make a pest control booking, the company should give you some pointers on what needs to be done before they arrive.
The main thing is to have all the rooms in the property available for the technician, this ensures they can do a thorough inspection of the property first and see if there are any underlying problems.
The customer doesn’t need to empty all the cupboards out unless they are advised to by the company doing the job, but wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms need to be clean and tidy beforehand.
For the best results the customer needs to take on board any advice that the pest controller may give out about the job, that’s pretty much all the customer needs to do, then you leave it up to the experts.
How is the treatment done?
After the technician has had a look around they would start by mixing up a solution that can be sprayed inside and outside of the property, so an internal spray may be done first.
After the spraying is complete the roof void may be treated using a dusting machine to blow a product into the roof cavity.
Then some gel and powder will be applied to the kitchen and other wet areas, this along with the spraying gives a very long residual effect, meaning the treatment will last for the full warranty period.
Is it safe for family and pets?
All the products a licenced pest control company uses have to be within strict guidelines set out by the Queensland health.
The products used today by all pest controllers are water based, such as Biflex Aqua or Termidor; these two are the most commonly used in and around houses and commercial premises.
If the products used are used correctly and placed into the right areas they are perfectly safe for you and your family and pets just be sure to use a fully licensed pest control Brisbane Company.
Most products these days are also odourless, so there are no bad smells for days after the treatment.
How long does a treatment last?
The standard warranty period or guarantee is for 12 months, but this will depend on the pests that are being treating, for pests like cockroaches, silverfish a 12 month warranty is standard unless there is an infestation, in which case it may need a backup treatment to be done a few days or weeks after the first one.
For pest such as spiders and ants the warranty period will vary in most cases depending on the environment that is being treated, and also how clean and tidy the premises are that are being treated, this all has to be determined by the pest controller upon arrival.
Ants especially are one of the hardest pests to manage, as they are everywhere in Australia and one of the best survivors of all pests, you certainly can’t control them, but with some pointers from your pest expert, they should be more manageable.
So as far as how effective a cockroach treatment is, as mentioned earlier it will depend on a few things, firstly how good the technician is at doing his or her job properly.
Secondly putting the correct products in the right places and knowing the feeding and harbouring habits of these pests.
Thirdly and one of the most important things in my opinion, is will the customer take on board any advice a pest technician may give out.
As a pest controller we are only a part in keeping pests out of your home or office, you as the occupants of the building need to ensure that the property is kept in as clean a condition as practically possible.
As you can see from the pictures in this blog when a treatment is done correctly it works very well, this photo is taken from a school canteen that we treat every year.
So if all the above advice is followed you shouldn’t have any problems with pests at all, and should only need a once a year treatment to be done.