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Cockroaches are a big problem if left untreated for a long period of time. A pest control company is needed to treat a cockroach problem of any size. When a cockroach problem turns into an infestation they will start to be seen during the day light hours as well as at night. In the video below the infestation had gotten that out of control that they had started to breed in the rubbers of the fridge seal.
Common Areas Where Cockroaches Lay their Eggs
When cockroaches start to lay eggs in and around area where food for humans is stored or prepared it can become a serious health risk for the residents of the property, at this point it is time to enlist the services of a pest control company to bring the problem under control.
In the picture below it shows where cockroaches lay their eggs in and around the hinges of the cupboard doors, the black dots are the dropping and as you can see from these pictures cockroaches don’t care where they go to the toilet. This is why it is so important to store your food such as rise, pasta and cereals in plastic containers; this will keep them out so you don’t have to share breakfast with a cockroach.
Smell of Infestation
When a pest control company is called out to a property with a cockroach infestation the first thing the technician is confronted with is the smell, this is caused simply by an over population of cockroaches and poor hygiene from the property owner/tenant.
How to Deal with the Infestation
When dealing with an infestation a pest control company would firstly do a thorough inspection and then start a treatment by spraying and the affected areas, this is also backed up by pumping a permethrin based dust in to the roof void, this will kill any cockroaches or other insect that are harbouring up there. Once the treatment has been carried out it is important to explain to the customer what to expect from the initial treatment and to rebook for another visit within 2-4 weeks to do a backup treatment. Before the backup treatment can be carried out the whole house will need to be professionally cleaned and sanitised, if this is not done then it will make it very hard for the pest control company to bring the problem under control.
This is why using a fully licensed pest control company with experience in dealing with these sort of problems is so important, the customer needs to be kept up to date with what is happening, and understand their role in helping to rid the home of cockroaches, it has to be a joint effort between the knowledge of the pest control technician and the cooperation of the customer.
The kitchen cupboard in the picture below has a serious cockroach infestation
The hinges in a cupboard like in the picture above are where cockroaches will lay their eggs.