The Pest of Pests – The Cockroach!
It’s a nightmarish situation you’ve probably only seen in movies and TV shows: A person walks into a darkened area in their house or office, turns on the lights, and is surprised to see dozens—or perhaps hundreds—of cockroaches running for safety. It’s sometimes used for humour, but it wouldn’t be out of place in a horror picture. In most cases, the scene prompts a hurried call to a pest control provider.
But how often is it that you will come across this cliché in real life? And, more importantly, when should you contact a pest control professional about a cockroach infestation? At Brisbane Terminator, we specialize in residential and commercial pest control solutions for a wide variety of invasive insects—including cockroaches.
Cockroaches are attracted to wet areass, nooks, gaps, and crevices. It’s where they flourish. Cockroaches may already be residing in these difficult-to-see and even more difficult-to-reach areas, such as the region behind or under your stove, oven, and refrigerator, or a leaky pipe beneath the bathroom sink. Because of the high concentration of potential food sources, the kitchen is an ideal home for cockroaches. Cockroaches are drawn to grease splatters, food crumbs beneath the fridge, and water spills on worktops. Even clean residences can become infested with cockroaches if they are carried in by shipping or moving boxes, bags, or other external sources. Of course, cockroaches aren’t limited to homes. Restaurants, food packaging facilities, and even hospitals often have conditions that attract cockroaches, and in many cases, the consequences of having cockroaches can be greater due to health regulations and the risk of harm to your customers and employees.