Cockroaches

American Cockroach
Cockroaches – A serious threat
Cockroaches are common in commercial premises associated with food production or handling. Public buildings and domestic premises also suffer infestations.

Cockroaches pose a serious threat to human health. Emitting allergens that worsen asthma symptoms and transmitting disease pathogens causing:
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Typhoid
  • Dysentery
  • 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 and laundry.

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, also place in infested areas. Baits provide control over an extended period of time, use less product and can be used in sensitive environments.
  • for outdoor applications such as along external walls, door and window frames, and around drains, use a contact residual spray such Crackdown® 10 SC as to provide fast knockdown and long-term control.
  • for indoor infestations, use a bait Gel as it is discrete, highly effective, easy to apply, can eliminate colonies, and has no odour.