Our Professional Cockroach Treatments
Before we carry out any treatment we carry out an inspection to determine the species present, the location of the problem and the potential causes.
The treatment will depend on whether the problem is due to large cockroaches (American or Australian cockroaches) or small cockroaches (most likely German cockroaches).
Large Cockroach treatment:
- Spray external perimeter and hotspots such as drains and bins
- Blow powder into weep holes, sub-floors and roof voids
- Use cockroach baits in kitchen and internal areas if required
German Cockroach treatment
- Primarily, the use of Insect Growth Regulator sprays in infested areas
- Spot use of bait in areas unsuitable for spraying
How to Prevent a Cockroach Problem
The key preventative action is to reduce the available food sources – maintain good hygiene;
- Clear up any spilled food
- Clean down and under the oven/fridge regularly
- Do not leave unwashed dishes out overnight
- Do not leave pet food bowls out with food in or unwashed
- Food should be stored in tight “cockroach proof” containers
- Put rubbish into sealed bins and stack away from the house
- Fix any leaking taps/pipework – cockroaches love moisture.
As cockroaches like to hide in cracks and can enter the house/unit through the smallest of gaps, fill any cracks in the floors, walls and around pipework.
The large species of cockroaches often like to live in and around wood piles, mulch and garden debris, so keep such materials away from buildings.
Check incoming packaging material (such as cardboard boxes) for cockroaches and their egg cases. This is a common way for the German cockroach to enter your property and set up home.
If you are in an apartment block, it is important to have an overall pest plan for the building, as cockroaches readily spread from one apartment to the next through the shared pipework.
Spiderman SE uses a range of specialist cockroach products to guarantee the elimination of your cockroach problem.
With Spiderman SE, you’ll have a cockroach-free home!
Insect Growth Regulators; How Do They Work?
IGRs and non-repellent sprays are the smart way to control cockroaches.
Insect growth regulators (IGRs) are insecticides that mimic hormones in young insects. They disrupt how insects grow and reproduce.