Cockroach Traps

Cockroach Traps

Electronic Cockroach Control Does Not Work

Treatments for eliminating cockroaches from buildings include the use of insecticidal dusts and pyrethroid sprays, bait gels and pastes, and preventative measures to avoid further infestations. When it comes to electronic cockroach control, however, the results are not so good!

Studies at the Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln which tested the effect of ultrasonic devices on a number of different pests, showed varying results on some other creatures but almost no effect at all on cockroaches when exposed to the type of devices used for electronic cockroach control. According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, insects such as cockroaches are not able to detect ultrasonic sound waves, which helps explain why they do not react adversely to electronic cockroach control devices.

Control of a cockroach infestation in Sydney is best handled by pest control professionals, who have the experience and expertise to identify the insect species and determine the right treatment in each particular case. Householders who purchase electronic cockroach control devices may find that not only have they wasted their money, but that they may now have to pay for professional treatments as well, and that they may have actually made the problem worse by not dealing with it earlier.

Cockroaches are hardy creatures and are also very good at finding hiding spots in confined places such as under newspaper stacks, behind fridges, in drains or under sinks. Since they tend to be nocturnal, householders may not be aware of the extent of the problem in their home until it becomes quite significant.

If you’re considering using electronic cockroach control devices, do a little research to get the facts before paying for these devices. Better still, call in a qualified pest control expert!

Check our page Cockroach Bait to see what really works.

Call Bruce today on 0417 251 911 for advice or to arrange inspection.