Cockroaches are common in commercial premises associated with food production or handling. Residential and Commercial buildings also suffer infestations.
Cockroaches pose a serious threat to human health. They transmit pathogens and spread allergens. According to WHO studies, cockroaches are also associated with asthma in children. Some common diseases transmitted by cockroaches include:
- Poliomyelitis and other ailments
Identify the invader
Before control measures are taken, assess the infestation. Identify the species and the extent of the infestation.
A high standard of hygiene is important in cockroach control. It denies a cockroach access to food, water and suitable harbourages. Ensure you have a clean environment and survey incoming materials including packaging cartons.
Achieve fast, efficient cockroach control
Effective insecticide treatments include surface sprays and insecticidal baits.
- for surface sprays, apply in and around cockroach harbourages, and along routes where cockroaches typically travel. Most surface sprays are cockroach repellent so shouldn’t be applied in the same location as bait, as they will deter cockroaches feeding on the baits.
- for Insecticidal baits, place small spots of the bait gel should be applied in infested areas. Baits provide control over an extended period of time, less product is required and can be used in sensitive environments (e.g. kitchens, schools, etc).
- for outdoor applications such as along external walls, door and window frames, and around drains, use a contact residual spray such as K-Othrine Flow or Responsar to provide fast knockdown and long-term control.
- for indoor infestations, use a bait Gel (e.g. Maxforce Forte) as it is discrete, highly effective, easy to apply, can eliminate colonies, and has no odour.