cockroach control

There’s not much worse than discovering a cockroach in your kitchen. These nasty little pests breed at a rapid pace and thrive in conditions with food, moisture, and warmth. They have no difficulty finding their way in to your home or kitchen and if you work in the hospitality industry, a cockroach infestation can be your worst nightmare. They carry disease and can quickly contaminate food and surfaces. In Australia we have over 450 cockroach species alone. 


Need cockroach pest control? Contact Pest Control Ballarat now by calling us on (03) 5955 4251 for a free quote on how our experienced pest control specialists can provide you with the best cockroach control in Ballarat.

Dangers of cockroach infestation


Cockroach infestation can often indicate a highly unhygienic environment. They easily transmit diseases by regurgitating their saliva on to anything that they eat, thus contaminating the food in your home or kitchen. As they thrive in dark and moist environments, cockroaches often find food sources in sewerage drains, bins, and lots of other unsanitary places. They can then easily find their way into your home through cracks, under doors, or other even vents. 


Eating cockroach contaminated food can lead to serious disease and if you own a business in the food industry a cockroach infestation is enough to ruin your reputation. 





How to know if you have a cockroach infestation


As cockroaches are nocturnal insects they can be difficult to spot, and will contaminate your food as you sleep. They also leave behind traces of their presence such as:

  • Cockroach faeces - which look like little specs of coffee

  • Egg capsules

  • Smear marks 

  • Shed skin

  • An unpleasant musty odour 

The last and most obvious sign of an infestation is a cockroach sighting. 


How to prevent a cockroach infestation


Like many other pests it is relatively simple to prevent a cockroach infestation. The key here is to ensure that your home remains hygienic, especially your kitchen. Do not leave open food out on benches, and ensure to wipe down surfaces once you are done in the kitchen. Ensure that you use bins that have lids and also that any moist and damp spaces are regularly cleaned with disinfectant. Finally, secure your home by fixing any holes or cracks that might let the cockroaches inside in the first place.

Our cockroach control services


Our expertly trained staff offer some of the best cockroach control in Ballarat. They know how to quickly spot traces of cockroach infestation, nests, and entry points. Pest Control Ballarat will help you quickly and permanently deal with any cockroach infestation through our effective and innovative treatment methods. We will also leave you with tips and tricks to avoid future cockroach infestations. So if you are after cockroach pest control then give us a call today on (03) 5955 4251.

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