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Cockroach Control & Removal

Cockroach Extermination in Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley

YUK! We feel your disgust from here. Don’t despair, cockroaches might survive a nuclear blast, but they won’t survive us!

Identifying the correct species is key here. When dealing with Gisborne and native wood cockroaches we dust treat all gaps and crevices around the outside of the house, focusing on decking, fences, and gates close to the house. To control German cockroaches, we hunt out their breeding grounds and apply baits and sprays in and around these areas.

We’ll leave you with everything you need to reduce further infestations and remain cockroach free, results guaranteed to deliver on your expectations.

Expect your cockroach control treatment to quickly eliminate and protect you from cockroaches for 6 months or more at $260 per dwelling for an interior or exterior cockroach control treatment, or $330 for a combined treatment where required.

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Why get rid of Cockroaches?

I haven’t met anyone who likes seeing cockroaches in their home. Apart from preventing sightings which alone can be distressing, it is a good idea to get rid of cockroaches as they have been known to spread diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, and salmonella. They will also stain surfaces with their droppings which are like fly spots.

How to be free of Cockroaches

Firstly, we need to determine which species is present. There are three main types of cockroaches we deal with here in Wellington. 

The two most common are Gisborne and native wood cockroaches, these guys live outside harbouring in gaps and crevices. Often they will wander around inside to escape poor weather, or looking for a mate or suitable place to plant their ootheca/egg cases. When dealing with Gisborne and wood cockroaches we dust treat all gaps and crevices around the outside of the house, focusing on decking, fences, and gates close to the house

The third type are German cockroaches. These can be found infesting kitchens, living in breeding grounds behind appliances and in dark corners and crevices. To control German cockroaches, we need to hunt out there breeding grounds and apply baits and sprays in and around these areas.

We also provide you with specific information and tips based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the results of the treatment to keep you cockroach free.

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The value of a Cockroach treatment

Expect your cockroach control treatment to quickly eliminate and protect you from cockroaches for 6 months or more. At $260 per dwelling for an interior or exterior cockroach control treatment, or $330 for a combined treatment where required.

Why not combine your cockroach control treatment with another pest control treatment to take advantage of our 10% multi-treatment discount.

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Common Cockroach Questions

Firstly, we need to determine which species is present. There are three main types of cockroaches we deal with here in Wellington. The two most common are Gisborne and native wood cockroaches, these guys live outside harbouring in gaps and crevices. Often, they will wander around inside to escape poor weather, or looking for a mate or suitable place to plant their ootheca/egg cases. When dealing with Gisborne and wood cockroaches we dust treat all gaps and crevices around the outside of the house, focusing on decking, fences, and gates close to the house

The third type are German cockroaches. These can be found infesting kitchens, living in breeding grounds behind appliances and in dark corners and crevices. To control German cockroaches, we need to hunt out there breeding grounds and apply baits and sprays in and around these areas.

We also provide you with specific information and tips based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the results of the treatment to keep you cockroach free.

Expect your cockroach control treatment to quickly eliminate and protect you from cockroaches for 6 months or more. We also provide you with specific information and tips based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the results of the treatment to keep you ant free.

I haven’t met anyone who likes seeing cockroaches in their home. Apart from preventing sightings which alone can be distressing, it is a good idea to get rid of cockroaches as they have been known to spread diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, and salmonella. They will also stain surfaces with their droppings which are like fly spots.

Cockroaches aren’t known to causes a lot of damages, though they leave brown stained surfaces similar to fly spots which are left by their droppings. Also, with sufficient infestation they can crawl into electronics and electrics causing damage, think appliances like fridges.

Inside your home you may find German Cockroaches. These are to usually found in the kitchen hiding around small appliances and fridges, they often have a strong tangy odour.

Outside your home and sometimes inside you will find Gisborne cockroaches. These are large ugly bastards with white sides. These will appear randomly in any room of the house, usually near windows, or scurrying up a wall you can’t miss them

Native Wood cockroaches which are small and slightly translucent, they spend most of their time outside munching down on firewood piles and garden foliage.

For Gisborne and Native Wood cockroach control we will likely only require access to the outside of your home for an exterior treatment. For German cockroach control, an interior treatment is required, access inside your home will be needed for the treatment to be completed. For interior treatment, you and your pets will need to vacate the house for 5 hours to allow for treatment and while product dries for your safety. We will work with you to make arrangements which are suitable and convenient to you.

Gisborne and Native Wood cockroaches are commonly found making themselves at home in bushy areas, large gardens, the crevices of timber decks. You will often see them making their way out from under trellis or plants creeping up the walls of your house or garage.

German cockroaches aren’t attracted to particular areas, seldom able to live outside and make themselves at home inside. Often, they are transported from one location to another with food items or used kitchen appliances.

Although a few cockroaches may be bearable, why would you want to keep them around? They carry diseases, leave a mess, are generally unclean, and can cause damage to electronics and electrics in your home. Though, ultimately it is your choice if you want to live with roaches or not.

For Gisborne and Native Wood Cockroaches, ongoing maintenance will likely be required. These cockroach species are very resilient. Although the current infestation and the nest has been destroyed, there will be new populations of cockroaches which are likely to appear again over time. There are actions you can take to reduce the appeal of your home to cockroaches. Preventative treatments will be more effective and easier than dealing with a full infestation when a new population moves in.

German cockroaches can be completely eliminated quickly in a single treatment. Taking steps to prevent reinfestation such as being aware of what might be hitch hiking on second-hand appliances is key here.

Cockroaches are unlikely to disappear without treatment, so this answer will be different for everyone, but the considerations are the same. How much do you want to remove cockroaches from your home? How much time and money you have to dedicate to this task? And how certain are you, you will be able to get a result based on the knowledge and product you have at hand? Take a look at the DIY question below to get an idea of what it will take.

To get the best relief from cockroaches a professional treatment really is going to get the longest lasting results, and those results are guaranteed. 

How do you propose to kill something that can reportedly survive a nuclear apocalypse? DIY products can be effective to a limited extent if applied correctly although in our experience they are often not applied well as this is very difficult to achieve with these products even for a professional. Even when they are will usually be effective for a shorter length of time than a professional treatment. DIY methods need frequent reapplication due to the lower volume of insecticide present in their solutions.  

For Gisborne and Native wood cockroaches the trouble with DIY applications is getting sprays into the crevices to in high enough concentration to kill them. DIY sprays require direct contact with the cockroaches to kill them, and the combination of lower contact, lower concentration of active agents, and the fact they fade quickly becoming ineffective make this task extremely difficult.

German cockroaches, those nasty ones inside, quickly become spray resistant from misapplication and under dosing, which is common with weaker DIY sprays. They will repopulate quickly and be even harder to kill when they do. Incorrectly placed baits are completely ineffective, as they won’t even touch it. Additionally, as these sprays and baits are used indoors, they pose chemical exposure and poisoning risks for your family and pets if applied poorly and without proper precaution.

It is not uncommon for us to get called to a do a cockroach treatment where someone has spent a lot of time, effort, and money on DIY treatment with less than satisfactory results while still living with them.

Keeping your home clear of food sources, having food in sealed containers, cleaning up of food scraps, crumbs, and spills will all reduce the attractiveness of your home to cockroaches. Keeping clutter and foliage away from the house will help too.

Although none of these actions will kill or repel cockroaches long-term, they will help reduce the number of cockroaches in and around your home. Any action taken to reduce cockroach numbers will also boost the effectiveness of any treatment and may reduce the frequency of treatments required to remain cockroach free.

Gisborne and Native wood cockroaches spread from property to property. sightings often indicate a high population in your neighbourhood.

As German cockroaches don’t survive well outside due to our climate, they will show up when physically introduced to your home. Either by hiding in food items or used appliances.

Safety is always our top priority with treatments. Some of the measures we take with cockroach control are ensuring children and pets are excluded from treatment zones until product is dry, carefully placing baits only in non-accessible areas, and targeting nest sites so we are not using more product than is necessary which is taking care of our environment too. We will provide you with clear direction on this as part of our safety-first approach.

There is usually no need for any preparation on your behalf for cockroach treatments, however if you are needing an interior treatment you will need to make plans for you and your pets to vacate the house for 5 hours to allow for treatment and while product dries for your safety. We will provide you clear direction on this as part of our safety-first approach.