Cockroach Pest Control & Treatment Options

About Cockroaches

With over 4,600 species of cockroach world wide but only about 30 of these are considered pests and associated with human habitat. Some of the most common cockroaches we come across while doing cockroach pest control are the German, American, Brown banded, Australian, Smokey brown and the Oriental cockroach.

Cockroaches are nocturnal scavengers that are believed to spread a range of illnesses including salmonella and gastro. If you see a single cockroach in your home that usually indicates that there are a lot more unseen especially if you see them during the day as that can be an indication of high numbers. Cockroaches can be found in the kitchens, roof voids, sub-floors, warehouses, food storage areas, bakeries, restaurants, hospitals, factories, garages, sheds, around drains and outside around garden vegetation and leaf litter.

Budget pest control offer a range of cockroach treatment options that will be tailored to your individual needs and depending on the type of cockroach that we are treating. We only use proven safe and effective products while treating and can use a combination of roach gel, aerosol, dusting powder and residual spray.

For any information about cockroaches or for an obligation free quote please contact us us by phone on  9470 6766 or using the web inquiry form.

Cockroach Pest Control Treatment Options

Budget Pest Control offer several different cockroach pest control options. We have internal only, external only and full internal and external cockroach pest control treatments available. Preparation and costs for cockroach pest control vary depending on the severity of the infestation, types of cockroach to be treated and the cockroach pest control treatment that is required. Please call out office to discuss the cockroach issue and to receive a obligation free quote on 9470 6766.

Cockroach Pest Control Treatment Preparation

German cockroaches may require 2 treatments – second treatment at a discounted rate. If a second treatment is required no warranty is applied till after the second visit.

Cockroach treatment optrionsPrior to Treatment

Internal Preparation

  • Kitchen cupboards and drawers should be emptied of all cutlery and crockery and wiped down prior to treatment. Place all items on a table for now and cover if desired.
  • Remove all rubbish from the areas that are to be treated.
  • Clean all excess grease and food crumbs from stove top and benches.
  • Clear all pet bowls, personal belongings and children’s toys off the floor.
  • Switch off and cower aerated fish tanks prior to treatment and leave off for 4 hours after.
  • If carpet edges and skirting are to be sprayed please move all items (where physically possible) away from room edges, pick up all children and pet toys etc.
  • If carpet edges and skirting are to be sprayed please move all items (where physically possible) away from room edges, pick up all children and pet toys etc.

External Preparation

  • All children’s toys to be brought inside or put away.Cockroach pest control
  • All pet bowls, bedding and toys to be put away or brought inside.
  • Cover fish ponds and turn off pumps during treatment and leave off for 3 hours afterwards.
  • Pet birds to be brought inside where possible or covered during treatment.
  • All pets to be brought inside including pet where possible or covered during treatment.
  • Cover or move edible plants and herbs.
  • Remove all washing from clothes line.
  • Close all windows and doors.

Note: The better you prepare your property, the better the result you can expect to see.


During TreatmentCockroach Pest Control

  • Children and pets to remain inside during external spray.


On Completion of Treatment

  • All Kitchen items can be returned to their places about 3 hours after the treatment or until chemical has completely dried. –DO NOT WIPE OUT CUPBOARDS AFTER THE TREATMENT.
  • There will be water marks left on surfaces i.e. walls and windows, these need to remain there for 3-4 weeks also. Windows can be cleaned a few days after treatment however only with a spray bottle and cloth (to be disposed of afterwards).
  • People and pets are to remain away from internally treated areas for 3 hours or until chemical has completely dried following treatment and externally treated areas for up to 3 hours or until chemical has completely dried, depending on weather conditions. (Our technician will advise you of the required time on the day of service).
  • Ensure all retic is switched off for 24 hours after treatment is completed.


Approximate Treatment time is 1 hour (This may vary)



Cockroach prevention tips:

Dry up any standing water around sinks, tubs, and toilets. Repair leaking taps and drains. Roaches can only live a week without water.

Clean up straight after any food preparation.

Store foods in air tight sealed containers.

Meticulously clean your kitchen, including crumbs near the stove, microwave, and refrigerator.

Vacuum scraps of food from corners and around the cabinet bases. And clean any dropped food immediately. Mop floor regularly.

Garbage should be removed daily and bins cleaned.

Wipe down cupboard insides and drawers with soap and water.

Immediately clean and put away dirty dishes.

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