How to Get Rid of Cockroaches: Cockroach Control & Prevention

Cockroaches don’t just scare the life out of (almost) everybody, but they can also contaminate your food with dangerous bacteria, trigger asthma, and worst of all, withstand attempts at eradicating them.

Thank goodness it’s possible to address even the most stubborn cockroach infestations. Check the slideshow below and discover how to prevent as well as to get rid of cockroaches from your property.

  • 1. Stop Feeding Them

    Just like humans, these nuisances need food to survive. The difference is that they can live off on almost anything.

    If you’re leaving out unopened food, crumbs and debris, you’re definitely feeding them. It’s important to clean spilt food or leftovers immediately and regularly check all stored food items in your cupboards.

  • 2. Good Sanitation Is Key

    Don’t leave any dirty dishes on the counter or in the sink since these attract roaches. They seek warmth behind cabinets and appliances too, so it definitely helps to clean behind your refrigerator.

    Take your trash out on a regular basis and remember to dispose of your garbage in a bin with a tight-fitting lid. Also, don’t miss the bottom of the trash pail; wipe out any residue or gunk that’s left.

  • 3. Get Rid of Their Hideouts

    In order to thrive, cockroaches need shelter too. Cardboard boxes and stacks of paper are just a couple of their favourite nooks and crannies, which is why it’s essential to recycle if you have any laying around. Prevent them from hanging around or returning by decluttering regularly as well.

  • 4. Close All Existing and Potential Entry Points

    With their size, roaches can easily find their way through cracks and even torn window screens. Let them know that they’re not welcome by sealing up gaps between interior and the outdoors with materials such as steel wool, clear caulk and door sweeps.

    Be a step ahead of these nuisances and be wary of your entryway. If you can see daylight underneath your door, cockroaches can definitely get in.

    Don’t forget about the things you bring inside your house. Deliveries, old furniture and groceries can all contain a few hitchhikers, so check them thoroughly.

  • 5. Seek Professional Help

    Infestations aren’t to be taken lightly as cockroaches can taint your food and countertops with E. coli, salmonella and other serious diseases. If getting rid of cockroaches or identifying where they’re coming from has become a struggle, then the services of qualified pest control technicians are necessary.

    At Bob Gunn Termite Solutions, we can pinpoint what kind of cockroaches your property has, determine the source of your issue, and provide you with a cockroach treatment that meets your specific needs. Call us in Brisbane today for a FREE quote.