22 Feb. 19

How to Prevent Cockroach Infestations in Australia

Without proper pest control, your property can become an ideal breeding ground for cockroaches. This common pest in Australian homes can enter your property through the tiniest cracks and crevices as well as through pipes and plumbing. No one wants to cockroaches in their property. Here are ways you can prevent a cockroach infestation.

How can you prevent a cockroach infestation in your home?

How to prevent cockroach infestations

Eliminate food sources.

Cockroaches are scavengers. They scour your kitchen for food at night to survive. To discourage this, you need to eliminate their food source. Store food in tightly sealed containers or plastic bags. Do not leave food sitting unattended on your kitchen counters. Always empty the sink and clean the dishes every night.

Clean your kitchen appliances especially your fridge, microwave ovens and toasters for crumbs and other food particles. Kitchen cabinets and the area under your sink can also have food spills. Always clean your kitchen counter with disinfectant to deter them from walking over them and eliminate their pheromones. Finally, use a tightly lidded trash can and empty it every night.

Eliminate entry points and hiding spots.

As we’ve mentioned, cockroaches can enter your home through cracks and plumbing. As for their hiding places, cockroaches prefer tight cracks and dark empty spaces to hide during the day. Eliminating these can help you prevent a cockroach infestation. Seal cracks and crevices as well as holes in your roofs or crawlspaces. Avoid clutter especially in your cupboards and your floors. Doors and windows should fit within their frame to avoid cockroach entry. Varnish wooden shelves and cabinets to seal them.

(Related: How to get rid of cockroaches)

Consult cockroach pest control experts.

If you see signs of infestation or would like to prevent it from happening in the first places, the best step you can take is to talk to cockroach pest control experts. These experts have extensive knowledge of the behaviour of each species of cockroach that plagues your property. They also know the best way on how to deal with them, including the proper pest control treatment to use against the specific type of roach you are dealing with.

Prevent a cockroach infestation from getting worse. We provide affordable and effective pest control services against cockroaches. Call (02) 8007 4666 to consult our pest control experts or request a FREE quote.