• Robert Bate

How to prevent a cockroach infestation at home

Cockroaches are one of the most hated domestic and commercial pests in Australia, they're dirty, smelly and can get out of hand very quickly if left unchecked but there are certain things you can do to prevent a cockroach infestation from developing and getting out of hand.

First and foremost, have your home regularly pest controlled for cockroaches by a trusted and licensed pest controller. This will ensure cockroaches don't move in and start a family in your home. It will protect your home and family from an unseen cockroach infestation.

As important as keeping your pest control up to date is maintaining a thorough house keeping regime. Always clean spills and messes as they happen and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink overnight. Also, be sure to take the rubbish out regularly not allowing it to accumulate and sit for long periods of time.

Making sure your grass is mowed and the gardens aren't completely overgrown as to provide harborages to cockroaches and other garden pests. Make sure your gutters are clear and unblocked and be sure to repair leaks quickly to prevent water pooling. The logic is pretty simple, cockroaches will linger where there is food, water and harborage so taking measures to deny them these ingredients of survival will go a very long way in preventing a cockroach infestation.

At the end of the day, pest control products can only do so much and at some point the root cause of the infestation needs to be dealt with before the situation will improve. Our trained and experienced pest control technicians will always tell you if there is something you can do to help the pest problem. Whether that be closing off the entry points to deny access, improving maintenance to certain problem areas or even suggesting some landscaping solutions that will help prevent or solve a pest problem.

Having been protecting Brisbane homes from cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, rodents, spiders and ants for over 25 years, you can trust we have the knowledge and experience to reliably and safely pest control your home to protect your family from a pest invasion.

No pest problem is too big or too small, so call Results Home Services on 3823 2500 and see how we can solve your pest woes. We service all of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs on the north and south side of Brisbane, the Bayside area, western suburbs and greater region.

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