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How to get rid of German cockroaches

How to get rid of German cockroaches

 

How to get rid of German cockroaches
How to get rid of German cockroaches

 

Latin name – Blattella Germanica

 

When a client calls me, I go through my usually spiel of what their property is like and what pests they have.

 

When asking if a client has German cockroaches, some don’t know the difference as a cockroach is a cockroach and they just want that damn cockroach gone and dusted out of their home.

 

So, what does a German cockroach look like?

 

How to get rid of German cockroaches
How to get rid of German cockroaches

 

  • Colour of German Cockroaches: Adults are easily recognised by their goldy brown to tan in colour body with two black horizontal stripes located behind their head. Nymphs are darker in colour and look like a bug of some sort.
  • Size of German Cockroaches: Adult German cockroaches grow to roughly the length of 13-16 mm is size. While they have wings, they prefer to scurry around than fly about.

 

Help, how to get rid of German cockroaches?

 

Unfortunately, German cockroaches are imported into your home whether you bought a box or bag inside that may have had a live German cockroach or the Ootheca (egg casing).

 

If you live in residential apartments they can travel between units when infestations occur.

 

All you need in one ootheca to start an infestation forming in your property. For every female German cockroach, she will have roughly forty to fifty baby cockroaches and before you know it an infestation of German cockroaches can get out of hand.

 

What do German cockroaches eat?

 

German cockroaches love when we don’t wipe down our tables, benchtops and stove tops, they will feast on just about anything and everything when we don’t clean up each day.

 

That being said, German cockroaches will also feast on paper, electrical appliances. Toothpaste, soap, dead cockroaches and bugs.

 

When are German cockroaches most active?

 

They are a nocturnal insect and will usually come out of their harbourage spots at night-time once everything has settled down for the night. If you are seeing German cockroaches in the day it is an indication that you have a high infestation of German cockroaches and a treatment is need ASAP.

 

Lifecycle of German cockroaches.

 

How to get rid of German cockroaches
How to get rid of German cockroaches

 

Adult German cockroaches live to around 28 weeks and can reproduce up to six ootheca over their lifespan. For every female German cockroach, she will have between forty to fifty baby cockroaches at any given time. The Life Cycle repeats every six weeks therefore not getting the German cockroaches treated by a professional can be quite costly in the long run.

 

Preparation before Redline Pest Control comes to your home

 

How to get rid of German cockroaches
How to get rid of German cockroaches

 

  • Cleaning of the kitchen is a must. Wipe down all surfaces such as benchtops and stove tops, moping, a good clean behind the fridge, wipe out the microwave and dishwasher.
  • Remove all clutter such as papers, boxes and plastic bags, to minimise anywhere German cockroaches can hide and breed.
  • If the problem exists outside of your kitchen you will need to make sure that a through clean is taken care of and all clutter is removed as this is the perfect breeding ground for German cockroaches to breed and explode with an infestation.

What can you expect from your German cockroach treatment?

 

  • First week of your German cockroach treatment you should see around 80% of German cockroaches die.
  • Six weeks after your initial German cockroach treatment you should not have any German cockroaches unless the infestation of German cockroaches is quite high. If the infestation is high you will be told you need a second service at six weeks to kill the breeding cycle.
  • If you still see German cockroaches after six weeks don’t panic call Redline Pest Control, we provide six months warranty for low to medium infestations. if Redline Pest Control are to come out under a warranty period, we will send out the same technician to your home to treat the affected areas.

 

How do you determine the level of infestation of German cockroaches?

 

Mild- Kitchen, Bathroom and laundry. Has warranty.
Moderate- Kitchen, Bathroom, laundry, lounge and hallway. Has warranty.
Severe- Kitchen, Bathroom, laundry, lounge, hallway, bedrooms and all throughout your home. Will need a second service in six weeks’ time.

 

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Do you have cockroaches running around your home?

 

In the dead of night cockroaches will come out of their hidey-holes and will gobble up anything in their sights.

 

Not many people know that cockroaches will not only eat the crumbs that they find but they will also munch on electrical cables, papers, hair, decaying matters and other organisms.

 

It is true that cockroaches can go around a month without food but cannot survive without water for about a week.

 

So what can our clients expect from cockroach control from Redline Pest Control?

 

Redline Pest Control will firstly inspect your premises to find out what species of cockroaches you have.

 

Once identified Redline Pest Control will treat those affected areas.

 

German cockroaches:

 

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Cockroach Control Sydney

 

German cockroaches are the little goldy brown cockroaches. They will usually start off in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry areas as these areas are dark and moist. Once an infestation starts growing and harbourage places become over crowded the German cockroaches will spread to other areas of your home.

 

So what do we do to get rid of those dirty little cockroaches?

 

First and foremost the technician will access the level of infestation. The technician will spray the skirting boards and place a gel in the hinges of cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, any electrical appliances and high risk areas.

 

Large cockroaches:

 

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Cockroach Control Sydney

 

Unlike German cockroaches large cockroaches will usually live in roof voids and subfloors and will come inside to get there source of food.

 

What does Redline Pest Control do when getting rid of large cockroaches?

 

We will dust your roof void and if you have a subfloor, spray along the skirting boards of your home and along your fence lines, window frames, door frames, eaves and other high risk areas.

 

What are some common areas that you will find cockroaches in and around your home?

 

  • Garden bedding
  • Roof voids/subfloors
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundries
  • Hot water tanks
  • Under sinks
  • Furniture
  • Drains
  • Behind fridges/freezers
  • Confined spaces

 

What can you do to reduce your chances of getting Cockroach Control Sydney?

 

  • Empty your bins daily
  • Clean under appliances
  • Clean up after you have prepared meals
  • Clean thoroughly at least once a week
  • Put pet bowls away after each meal and at the end of the night empty your pets drinking bowl
  • Clean up any spills immediately
  • Fix any leaking pipes
  • Put all open packaging food in air tight containers
  • Don’t keep magazines, papers or cardboard around as they love to eat the fibres
  • Go around and seal and cracks and crevices

 

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4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.

 

4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.

 

4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.
4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.

 

When you think of cockroaches you think ewww yuck, dirty little cockroaches must go to dirty homes but that is not the case.

 

Cockroaches do go to clean homes and your home is no exception.

 

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So what health risk can cockroaches cause you or your love ones?

 

  1. Disease causing bacteria such as salmonella, streptococcus, staphylococcus and other bacterial diseases.
  2. Unfortunately cockroaches can cause asthma and allergies in some people as their saliva, dead body parts and waste contain allergens that can trigger an allergic reaction or asthma.
  3. Food contamination by cockroaches can cause serious health issues. Good food hygiene is a must that way both yourself and your family are not ending up in the emergency room or even worse falling so sick that you actually pass over.
  4. Cockroaches loves to violate us when we sleep. It is not uncommon for cockroaches to tip-toe up to our mouth, nasal and ear cavity when we are fast asleep.

 

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German Cockroach Treatments

 

German Cockroach Treatments

 

German Cockroach Treatments
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Here at Redline Pest Control we inspect your premises and will advise you on how severe the German cockroach problem is.

 

Redline Pest Control does not go on how many cockroaches you see but where the cockroaches are.

 

German cockroaches are nocturnal and will come out of their harbourage spots at night time. If you are seeing German cockroaches in the day it means you have a very high infestation and they are over-crowded in their harbourage spots.

 

How Redline Pest Control determines the level of a German cockroach infestation

Mild Kitchen, Bathroom & laundry
Moderate- Kitchen, Bathroom, laundry, lounge & hallway
Severe- Kitchen, Bathroom, laundry, lounge, hallway, bedrooms & all throughout your home

 

What you can do in preparation before Redline Pest Control comes to your home

  • Clean your kitchen, moping, wiping down surfaces and cleaning behind the fridge, microwave, dishwasher and stove if possible.
  • Remove any items such as boxes, Paper and plastic bags, to minimize any places where German cockroaches can harbourage and breed.
  • If you have a problem outside of your kitchen you will need to make sure the place has been cleaned and all clutter is removed as this is the perfect place for German cockroaches to breed.

What can you expect from your service?

  • Within the first week you should see up to 80% of German cockroaches eliminated.
  • 6 weeks after your service you should not have any German cockroaches unless the infestation is very high (your home is overrun by German cockroaches)
  • If you are still seeing German cockroaches after 6 weeks don’t fret call Redline Pest Control as you will have 6 months warranty and Redline Pest Control will send out the same technician to your home to retreat the affected areas.

 

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need to empty out all my cupboards? 

No, you do not need to empty cupboards, as Redline Pest Control will apply a gel. No liquid sprays will be sprayed in the cupboards.

 

  • Will the spray affect humans and pets? 

No, all of Redline Pest Controls chemicals are low in toxicity. All we ask is that depending on the weather to go out for about an hour or two.

 

  • Will the gel that is inside of my cupboards contaminate my food?

No, Redline Pest control applies the gel in any cracks, crevices & cupboard hinges.

 

  • Will I still see German cockroaches after the treatment has been done?

Yes, you will still German cockroaches as the chemical will flush them out of their harbourage spots and you will not that the German cockroaches will start dying one by one. Also with the gel when the cockroaches eat the gel and go to the toilet other German cockroaches will eat the faeces and will die as the chemical has a transfer affect.

 

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