Which is the Best Cockroach Killer for Your Home?
Have you discovered cockroaches in your home?
Then you’re probably thinking of calling a pest expert or trying to solve the problem yourself. Each option has their own advantages, and it’s a good idea to learn more about them before making a decision.
It’s tempting to buy a few products on the store and solve the problem on your own. After all, these options are cheaper and quicker than hiring a pest controller.
However, you may not get the results you need to solve the problem for good.
The Trouble With Roaches
Getting rid of cockroaches requires a good understanding of their behaviour and common hiding spots.
Cockroaches prefer living in dark and concealed places. They usually come out at night to feed on leftover food, which means they spend most of their time out of plain sight. This makes it hard to locate their nest and traffic areas.
To remove the source of any roach infestation, you need to:
- Find the cockroach nest
- Find the most common hiding spots
- Seal any possible entry points around the home
- Decide where to use baiting stations and insecticides to kill the roaches
Gels and Bait Stations
Gels and bait stations are designed to attract and kill roaches.
How do they work? Place them in a targeted area such as horizontal surfaces, cracks and crevices, and wall junctions. The roaches consume the bait and carry the poison back to their home – eventually killing the nest and remaining eggs.
When used properly, they provide temporary relief from roaches for up to 3 months.
But are they the best cockroach killer for your home?
Due to the behaviour of cockroaches, using baiting stations can be a guessing game and not produce the desired results. Without monitoring the nest and termite activity, there’s no way of knowing if the treatment will provide long-term relief from roaches.
Incorrect use of these products can also leave pets and children at risk of exposure to pesticides.
Cockroach bombs release a spread of insecticide into a single room to eliminate a range of pests. They’re most effective at killing pests who spend time in the open such as spiders, fleas, dust mites, flies, ants and silverfish.
The problem with cockroach bombs is the way they’re dispensed.
By releasing insecticides into the air, the air particles fall down and make contact with any exposed surfaces. Since cockroaches spend most of their time in concealed places, the insecticide is unable to reach them.
While you may kill a few unlucky roaches, you won’t kill the nest and prevent breeding from spreading the infestation.
Licensed Pest Controller
Critter Busters is a team of licensed pest controllers who deliver effective and reliable roach control solutions.
Our team can assess your home to find common hiding spots and entry points. By locating the roach nest, we use baiting stations and non-toxic pesticides to control the spread of roaches. We also monitor the treatment to make sure it’s working to kill the roach infestation.
Critter Busters care about the health and safety of your home. As licensed pest experts, our treatments are odourless and safe from causing harm to pets, children and the family.
Got a nasty roach problem? Call Critter Busters on (02) 4733 6943 for no-obligation advice on the best cockroach killer for your home.