How to get rid of cockroaches

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How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

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Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in Malaysia with 55% of Malaysians agreed to the statement that cockroaches are frequently found in their home and business premises. They are usually active during the night and hide during the day in places where food and water are easily available. Female cockroaches do not lay eggs one at a time, but produce small egg cases called ootheca and each case contains 6 to 48 eggs depending on species.

There are plenty of ways that you can use to get rid of cockroaches. However, the problem is that cockroaches are difficult to get rid of and they can breed rapidly. Generally speaking, if you see a couple of cockroaches at your home or business premises, there are a chance that many more are hiding and multiplying in the dark. An inspection by professionals will help identify the correct species, locate where cockroaches infestation originate and ensure that the most effective solution is being carried out.

Choose Your Method

DIY or Professional?

When it comes to getting rid of cockroaches in the long run, you are advised to only seek for professional help although DIY methods are available.

The DIY option (not recommended), requires you to:

  1. Take a proactive approach to managing an infestation. It is time-consuming and will need to be continuously monitored
  2. Adopt more than one application to completely get rid of cockroaches
  3. Understand how to manage and where to find the infestation

Off-the-shelf DIY solutions may look more affordable at first glance, but incorrect application may cause the infestation to be more severe, thus incurring more costs to exterminate later.

The professional option requires you to only find your local, expert pest controller to get rid of the problem for you. Trained service technicians have the experience and correct knowledge to better handle cockroaches and ensure treatment is correctly applied to eradicate the infestation.

  • DIY Cockroach Solution

    If you decide to control cockroaches infestation on your own, there are a few practical tips that you can try and manage the problem.

    How to minimise your risk of cockroaches infestation:

    1. Maintenance
      • Seal entry points such as gaps around the door, cracks and crevices in wall, skirting board, under the kitchen sink and bathroom cabinet to reduce cockroaches hiding place and access into your property
      • Repair damaged pipes and check regularly
      • Paint or varnish wooden shelves and crevices
    1. Eliminate food sources
      • Remove standing liquid from sinks and leftovers from table
      • Store food in air tight containers
      • Rinse out can, bottle and plastic before throwing away
    1. Clean and declutter
      • Clean up liquid spillage and food debris as well as empty the bin regularly
      • Remove pet food, water bowls and litter trays at night time
      • Get rid of stacked newspapers, magazines and carton boxes

    Although these tips can help to minimise your risk for cockroach infestation, they do not guarantee to proof cockroaches completely. The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is through a combination of good sanitation practices and professional extermination.

  • Professional Cockroach Treatment

    A cockroach infestation in your home or business can cause a lot of health risks as they are carriers of pathogens that may cause food poisoning. Their droppings and moulted skin can cause skin reaction to sensitive people and in some cases, may trigger asthma attack when the allergen is inhaled or contaminated in food. Besides that, some of the business impact cockroach infestation can cause are contaminating stocks and damaging business reputation. Any disruption to the business operations and breach of hygiene regulations may result in loss of revenue and customer's trust.

    At Rentokil, our experts are fully trained, licensed professionals with knowledge of the habits and lifecycle of cockroaches.

    We protect your home and business premises with long term cockroach control through integrated pest management (IPM), where we have a range of effective cockroaches solutions such as gel baiting and residual spraying that are highly targeted at cockroaches hiding place.

    How does IPM benefit you?

    • Early detection of potential pest problem reduces risk of infestation
    • Monitoring of pest trend helps determine the right dispersion of pesticides
    • Accurate identification and monitoring of pest allows correct deployment of maintenance plans
    • Minimise disruption to daily operations
    • Avoid introducing new pest into the premises

  • Why Choose Rentokil?

    Experienced and Licensed Technicians - All our Service Technicians are licensed professionals with Pesticide Applicator License/ Assistant Pesticide Applicator License (PAL/ APAL), certified by the Department of Agriculture.

    Expert Knowledge - Our pest experts are periodically provided with continuous training programmes, to ensure that their pest knowledge is up-to-date.

    Targeted Treatments - Our extensive knowledge means we can provide you with targeted and effective treatment to get rid of cockroaches at your business property.

    Site Risk Assessment - Is completed in compliance with Rentokil Pest Control requirement to ensure that all treatments carried out in your premises are conducted in a safely manner.

    myRentokil - Our user friendly online reporting system grants you access to information, such as contract details and service reports at your fingertips.

Take Action

Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your cockroaches infestation and eliminate any stress or cockroach concerns you have in your home or businesses.

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