We have a big problem with cockroaches. There’s a few reasons for this – old house, there is a big cockroach problem in Inner West Sydney and, as I’m sure you’ve realised, we are perhaps not the cleanest people out there.
But the cockroaches had gotten BAD! We’d move any electrical appliance and they’d come running out. They were everywhere and were driving us insane.
Thankfully they are only the little German cockroaches – for some reason I can deal with those but the big ones scare the daylights out of me.
When Rentokil contacted me they wanted to talk about termites. Apparently termites are a big deal at the moment. Who knew?
But because we’re renting termites aren’t really our problem. I mean, of course we would be affected if there were termites but it wouldn’t be our issue to deal with.
So I said to them, what can you do for cockroaches? Thankfully they were able to send around one of their fantastic gurus who sprayed our whole house in about half an hour. Even he said the cockroaches were bad! We had to be out of the house for four hours (including the cat) but luckily we were able to organise it for a few days after my tonsillectomy when we were heading down to my parents’ house anyway.
Mr Monkey came home a few days later so he got to deal with the dead cockroaches. And he said there was a lot of them. Thankfully they were easily vacuumed up. Since then we’ve still had a few cockroaches running around but they’ve been a lot more manageable.
Our knowledgeable Rentokil serviceman said that we may have to have it redone in 3 months time as they were so bad and they have a fast breeding cycle. But at least we’ll get 3 months respite!
So what are Rentokil’s tips for cockroaches?
How do I know if I have a cockroach infestation?
Signs of a cockroach problem can be identified by various physical evidence such as cockroach droppings, smear marks, shed skin, cockroach eggs, damage caused by cockroaches, unusual odour and actual sightings in, kitchens, laundry roof voids and basements.
How do I prevent cockroaches?
The most effective way to prevent cockroaches is to deny them easy access to food, water and shelter, which are the main factors that attract them into your home or business.
Rentokil have kindly offered me a Year Round Protection Plan to giveaway to one of my metro readers (Australia only). This plan is worth up to $650! You’ll be covered for up to 35 pests including an annual termite inspection and have unlimited service calls.
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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I received a cockroach inspection in return for this post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the company.