Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae)-- found in many countries and certainly a pest to control on the Gold Coast

When cockroach baits and pesticides fail

Have you gone on a serious cockroach blitz using bug spray or bait traps, only to see roaches reappear a short time later? Nothing should discourage you from trying to control cockroaches yourself, just that a real solution — not just a stop-gap one — needs assistance from a professional pest control service.

Have you grabbed some store-bought pesticides or cockroach baits and gone on a serious cockroach blitz? Then, only a short time later, you see the roaches turn up in your kitchen as if nothing happened?

Is this a cockroach re-infestation? Did you go about it the wrong way?

Let’s unpack this, with some help from Lee Maddocks, director at Richards Pest Control. His company has been in the business of battling cockroach infestations in Gold Coast homes and businesses since 1955.

“After a dose of bug spray or laying some bait traps around the house, there are bound to be survivors,” Lee says. “They will breed. Not too long afterwards, the roach numbers are back, possibly more than before.”

“Your plan to kill them stands little chance of success. At best, your home will be cockroach-free for days but not months. To keep the roaches at bay for an extended time, you need a full-scale strategy.

“We try to understand the reasons why cockroaches are attracted to your home. We investigate places where they gain entry and where they hide.”

Nothing need discourage you from trying to control those Gold Coast cockroaches yourself, just that any real solution — not just a stop-gap one — will need assistance from a professional pest control service.

For the best pest control in Gold Coast and the Tweed, Richards Pest Control has the proven track record. To rid your home of unwanted insect guests including roaches and termites, call the friendly team at Richards Pest Control today.