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Why Cockroaches Can Be Hard to Control

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Are you experiencing a cockroach infestation and having difficulty eradicating them? Along with being extremely fast reproducers, cockroaches also hide in places we may not look. But often, when you see one cockroach, there are more close by.

So, let’s find out why cockroaches can be so difficult to control.

Facing A Cockroach Problem?

Being able to reproduce quickly, a female cockroach can lay up to 40 baby cockroaches in one egg sac. Cockroaches are the true masters of survival, having been around for millions of years. They can adapt easily to different environments and are found in all parts of the world.

Mostly nocturnal and preferring moist, damp and dark places, these insects can enter your home in ways you would never imagine. They can hitch a ride into the cleanest of homes via cardboard boxes or paper bags, in books, furniture or even on your clothes. Once they have found their way in, they will feast and contaminate not just rubbish, but everything from the glue on stamps, to your toothbrush, to the dog’s bowl through to your compost bin.

Having now made your home “their home”, you will generally find them under the kitchen sink or in the bathrooms. They can also congregate in cracks in walls, skirting boards, inside cupboards and drain pipes. They leave “presents” to you of their presence with skins, vomit marks, empty egg cases, droppings and dead carcasses.

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What Can You Do?

Eradicating cockroaches can be difficult, not just based on their sheer numbers.  For every cockroach you see, there is a larger number lurking within your home but for their sheer tenacity. A cockroach can hold its breath for an astonishing 40 minutes, can go without a food source for up to 3 months and can still live for weeks without its own head!

Ridding your home of cockroaches by a professional pest control company is important for your family’s health as cockroaches are known to spread disease and cause allergies. GC Pest Control has successfully eliminated cockroach infestations in homes and commercial premises on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane for many years.

Keeping a clean home or premises, putting away food in sealed containers, taking out rubbish regularly and cleaning up pet’s bowls can help keep these pests out of your home, as this is what cockroaches are attracted to. Regular cockroach treatments from GC Pest Control will protect your home from these most unwanted visitors so you can have peace of mind.

Speak To Pest Control Professionals

Although cockroach spray may work, it will not eradicate the issue.

If you are experiencing a cockroach infestation, call the professionals at GC Pest Control today. We will get rid of these unwanted guests in your home or business.

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