How do I know if my house is infested with cockroaches?

There are over 3500 species of cockroaches that currently exist, and nowhere in the world that they haven’t made their home. Aside from urban myths such as ‘cockroaches are the only creatures who can survive nuclear attacks’, and the mis-guided notion that cockroaches are of the cleanest animals in the world, the team at Termite Tech can affirm, with years of industry knowledge and research, that they are an unwanted guest in any home, and know how to get rid of cockroaches.

Cockroaches love sub-tropic and tropical climates, and anywhere that’s shaded and near a ready food source. Chances are, if you’ve seen one cockroach in your house, there’ll be more. They are known for being carriers of diseases included salmonella and gastroenteritis.

If you’ve got cockroaches in your home, call the experts at Termite Tech.

Where do I find them?

As mentioned above, cockroaches love cool, sub-tropic temperatures that are near sources of food. Food, for a cockroach, includes garbage and food scraps. Because of the unhygienic nature of their favourite meals, cockroaches carry the diseases that can manifest when garbage and food scraps are left longer than they need to be.

Look for cockroaches in small gaps and cracks, food pantries, in furniture that is rarely used, garbage bins, in covered, cool areas such as behind/under fridges, ovens etc.

How to get rid of cockroaches

As cockroaches thrive in unhygienic environments, the first step is to get rid of any food scraps, garbage or dirty areas that a cockroach would enjoy. Taking away their food source sends them away from the areas in which they previously were.

However, as female cockroaches will lay up to 40 eggs at one time, they spread fast. Always call the experts so that a cockroach infestation doesn’t get out of control. Employ the professionals who have the technology and products to not only get rid of them, but keep them out once and for all.

If you’ve been experiencing problems with cockroaches, call the team at Termite Tech on 0402 315 373.