As the WA weather warms up, houses all over Perth are under threat from a cockroach invasion. These creepy crawlies are familiar to anyone lucky enough to enjoy a Perth summer, but their presence in your home should not have to be tolerated.
German cockroaches are a big problem here in Western Australia. They’re attracted to warmth and humidity, so it’s understandable they prefer our temperate climate and flourish in summer.
Here are some things to look out for if you suspect you’re on the brink of a cockie invasion:
How to control cockroaches
The first line of defence against German cockroaches in Perth is to keep a clean and tidy home. Eliminate their food source by regularly cleaning up scraps and emptying the bins. In warmer months, be sure to regularly vacuum and mop floors, and seal any window or floor cracks (no matter how small) to dissuade these persistent pests.
If you do spot signs of a cockroach invasion, there’s not much you can do to effectively remove them. Whilst there’s a world of DIY methods that claim to solve your cockroach problem, the trust is only professional pest controllers can wipe out the population and create defences to stop them returning. Perth families under attack should seek help from The Pest Guys without further ado!
Other cockroach invaders
German cockroaches aren’t the only pest problem faced by Perth families. There are at least three other species which make a cameo appearance in our homes during summer:
If you think you’ve spotted signs of German cockroaches, or any other variety, invading your home then it’s time to act. Cockroach populations spread fast and can take over your house in a matter of weeks. By the time you catch them scuttling across your floor, you’re overdue for a visit from professional pest controllers.
Call The Pest Guys now to get a pre-Christmas treatment or safely eliminate an existing problem, and protect your family from these nasty creepy crawlies.