Cockroaches will generally infest warm and damp spaces, especially bathrooms and kitchens, and wall cavities. You will most likely notice them as they come out after dark in their search for food.
According to the World Health Organization, these nasty insects can carry a wide range of diseases that affect humans, especially if we eat food that they come in contact with. Some of the most common diseases transmitted by cockroaches are Gastro-enteritis, Salmonella, and Dysentery, and their droppings can increase the risk of eczema and asthma in children. It is also important to mention that the Australian climate is quite favorable for cockroaches.
There are a lot of different ways in which you can rid your house of cockroaches such as bait traps and roach sprays. However, it is important to use them with care, as they might be a potential danger to pets and small children as well. If you feel that there is an infestation of cockroaches in your home that is out of your control, we strongly recommend that you liaise with a pest control specialist. The majority of pest control professionals know and understand the cockroach habits and can use this information to formulate effective pest control plans for your office or your home.
Once your home has been rid of cockroaches it is crucial to prevent another infestation by denying them access to food, shelter, and water. Make sure you clean up any crumbs and food particles from the kitchen and clean your house regularly.