Cockroach Pest Control Sydney

Not many people think about cockroaches in the homes this time of year. It is cold, you do not see too many of them in your home or backyard, so most people do not think that there is much point of having a pest control treatment until the weather gets warm again.

The health issues surrounding cockroaches are well documented and known. If you haven’t had a pest control treatment in your home in over 12 months, odds are that there will be cockroaches living in and around your home right now.

Why Should You Have Pest Control Treatments In Winter

Here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to have pest control treatments done now.

  1. Although you may not see them, cockroaches are still around. Every day we get into roof voids and sub-floors of homes whilst doing rodent inspections or termite inspections in Sydney and we see cockroaches in these areas. Cockroaches may make their way into your home while your asleep and leave little evidence that they were there. If you have not had pest control done at your place for over 12 months, you should book in a treatment now.
  2. We are over halfway through winter which means before you know it, spring will be here. Why wait until you start to see cockroaches to have them treated? Enviro-PCS can treat your home for these pests and will offer our Pest Control Service Warranty that will protect you right through the summer months. Just ask our friendly team when you call!
  3. German Cockroaches! If they find their way into your home in winter, they will still breed fast and become a big problem, even in winter. Their preferred environment is a residential or commercial kitchen, an area that pretty much has constant warmth, plenty of food and water. We still seeing homes, units and commercial businesses that have low to high German Cockroach infestations in the middle of winter!
  4. Modern treatment techniques and technologies backed by strong Service Warranties mean that your home can be treated in Winter and keep cockroaches from living in your roof, sub-floor, wall cavities and inside your home all year round.
  5. In several weeks’ time, everyone will be trying to book in their pest control treatments as from about the end of August into September is when Pest Control in Sydney starts to ramp up. It is quite common for customers not to be able to get their preferred appointment time or day simply due to demand.
This cockroach monitoring station was placed in a customers kitchen in late June 2020.

How to Prevent Cockroach Infestations

  1. Keep your house or business clean. Good sanitation is the number one way to prevent most pests, including cockroaches.
  2. Don’t leave food out overnight. Wash dirty dishes daily. Wipe up crumbs and spilled food, even in cabinets and pantries. Clean kitchen counters with disinfectant spray every night. Cockroaches love grease and spilled food on, in, under, and behind your appliances.
  3. Store all food in sealed containers. Cockroaches can fit inside the openings of typical cardboard packages that food comes in.
  4. Empty the garbage bin regularly. Make sure your bins have tight fitting lids.
  5. Cockroaches are nocturnal and feed at night. Vacuuming the house regularly is ideal not only to remove spilled, crumbs and other potential cockroach food sources but also to remove cockroach feces, body parts, and egg cases.
  6. Seal up rid of entry points and cracks and crevices. Seal around pipes and cavities. Make sure windows and doors are secure and have weather-stripping if needed to stop pests sneaking under your doors.
  7. Remove anything cockroaches can use for shelter, such as stored cardboard and paper.
  8. Call a professional pest control technician If you think a cockroach problem or if you have not had any pest control inspections in more than 12 months.

Still Concerned About Pests?

If you think your concerned about potential cockroaches or any pest activity in your home Enviro-PCS staff and technicians are more than experienced to be able to advise and help you on what you can do to protect your property.

Every day, our people are performing pest control in Sydney and can easily pop into your place to provide some advice.

Winter Pest Control Sydney

Rats and Mice are everywhere right now in Sydney. Home and business owners tend to see an increase of activity inside their premises every winter.

The fact is that rats and mice are continually active all year round but as the weather gets cold, they want to get inside where it is warm and who can blame them.

A fantastic place for rats and mice to live during winter is in your roof void. These areas are often full of insulation providing an ideal location for rodents. The insulation provides fantastic relief from the cold exterior and most concerning for the unsuspecting building occupant a great place to nest and continue their rapid breeding cycle through winter. While performing pest control in Sydney we commonly find rodents in roof voids during winter.

Left: A typical roof void is full of thermal insulation. Right: Rats burrow into insulation .

Problems with Rats and Mice in Buildings

It is very well documented the problems that are associated with rodents. Here are a few of the issues with rodents living in your home:

  • Rats and mice can spread over 35 diseases either directly (contact with rodent, rodent droppings, urine, or saliva) and indirectly (ticks, mites, fleas living on the rodents).
  •  They cause damage to structures.
  • They are ruin your food through consumption and contamination.
  • Damage of electrical wiring leading to potential fires or electrocution risks.
While performing a Pest Control Inspection we found that rats have been gnawing on the plastic junction of the electrical wiring.

DIY Pest Control – Rodents

If you are looking for some DIY Pest Control solutions, In relation to rodent control to the best form of rodent control is absolutely prevention.

  1. Inspect and Seal – Look for areas that rodents can exploit to gain access. Check your external walls, the gaps under your external doors and if it is safe to do so, your roof You want to prevent their entry as best as possible. If they cannot get in, that is half the battle won.
  2. Remove Food Access – Ensure that your garbage bins have proper sealed lids, do not allow your garbage to overflow. Keep pet food in a sealed container and keep your home as clean as you can. Do not encourage rodents through access to food. It is quite common that rodents are encouraged into homes due to pet food access.
  3. Gardening – Keep vegetation trimmed, mow your grass regularly. If you have trees/branches overhanging your house or roof, trim them back so rats cannot have easy access to your roof.
  4. If you have a lot of cardboard or paper stored in your house or garage, get rid of it. This will be ideal for nesting materials.

Enviro-PCS regularly performs Pest Control Inspections in Sydney to concerned business and home owners to help them reduce the likelihood of rodent infestations. For more tips or if you’d like us to perform a Rodent Risk Assessment, get in touch.

Professional Control

If you have a problem with rats or mice in your home or property and require removal and control of these pests, the best advice is to use a professional.

We have access to an abundance of control methods, products, and systems to best manage rodent problems in any situation and ensure that a re-infestation does not occur. In many cases it will be more cost effective to use a professional in the long run.

Enviro-PCS is well equipped not just with products but more importantly years of experience in managing rodents in Sydney in just about any situation you can think of providing guaranteed results.

Pest Control Sydney

Rats, mice, cockroaches – pests are just as active as ever all over Sydney right now.

A few main factors that are contributing to high pest activity in Sydney are:

  1. People are home more in the current environment and noticing unwanted creatures creeping around their homes
  2. Less people are in CBD areas causing pests like rats to search further for food and ultimately entering houses more readily
  3. Winter is the time of year when just like humans, pests like rats and mice like to get inside to keep warm

The major pest that is being found by Enviro-PCS Pest Control Technicians right now though are termites. Every week, we are undertaking multiple termite treatments in Sydney

Termite Control is not restricted to summer like many pests, termites are attacking homes all year round.

Why are we finding so many termites right now? Weather conditions from February through to about April encouraged increased activity levels from late summer through the autumn months. Termites were extremely active in this period, searching for food sources and attacking homes.

Below are some pictures showing examples of how termites can get to your home.

Termite shelter tube found on foundation wall and bearer
Termites have used the electrical cable to travel up to and attack the flooring timbers below a home

Don’t take the risk when it comes to pests like termites. You really need to be having at the very least annual termite inspections.

Termite Inspections when performed to Australian Standards will allow you piece of mind that your home is not currently being eaten by these highly destructive pests. You will be advised of what conditions around your home make it more likely to be attacked by termites and what to do to make your property less attractive to termites.

You will also be provided with options to protect your home and reduce the pressure of attack from termites that will be practical, cost efficient and effective.

If you’re looking for pest control in Sydney, call Enviro-PCS to speak with one of our termite experts about your home.