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    Get rid of cockroaches long-term

    As our satisfied customers can testify, Flick Anticimex is the cockroach professional. Our technicians are regularly trained and work according to national standards to deliver reliable and effective cockroach control to the New Zealand public. With regular inspections and a combination of traps, baits, and pesticides, you can protect your home from the dangers cockroaches bring like salmonella and gastroenteritis. You can put your mind at ease and put down the supermarket cockroach spray. Trust the professionals at Flick Anticimex.

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    How do I need to prepare my home for a cockroach treatment?

    To prepare for a cockroach treatment, we recommend that any families with newborn or unborn babies to vacate the home during the treatment if a spray is being applied. For dog and cat owners, we recommend removing the animal from the premises, especially if there is an exterior spray. However, if this is not possible, consider leaving your pet in a neighbouring property, at a friend’s place, or restrict them to the garage/laundry. 

    Also, remember to remove their food or water bowls before the service, and replace when service is complete and spray treatment is dry. The treatment will have fully dried after 3-4 hours (depending on the weather conditions). For pet fish, cover their tank in glad wrap or in a towel, and turn off the filter. Similarly, if there is a fish pond on the premises, please cover it with a tarp or something similar. Reptile pet owners must be moved off the property prior to service, or confine it to a room that will not be treated.

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    How do cockroach inspections work?

    Your inspection will begin with the technician looking for traces of cockroaches, live and dead. They will be on the lookout for droppings and egg cases to determine the species and also the seriousness of the infestation. Technicians will check all the cockroach hot spots, including the kitchen (cupboards, under the sink, around appliances etc.), bathroom and laundry (cabinets, drawers, etc.), and subfloor areas, if relevant.

    The inspection will also inform the technician of what treatment is needed to control the cockroaches in your home and if a follow-up treatment is necessary.

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    What methods are used to control cockroaches?

    Depending on the species and the seriousness of the infestation, your Flick Anticimex technician will employ a combination of the following methods: spraying and dusting, baiting, and sticky board traps.

    Spraying and dusting is the fast-acting option and is a great, long-term residual protection method. Cockroach baiting is odourless, safe to use in sensitive areas and is formulated to be irresistible to cockroaches. Sticky board traps are designed like fly paper, where a bait will attract cockroaches to a very tacky surface, trapping them on there. It is very effective for nesting females, males looking to mate, and young cockroaches looking to socialise. The best combination of these methods can only be determined by your technician who has the experience and knowledge to form a well designed and reliable treatment plan. 

    Back to Preparation

    Professional vs DIY Pest Control

    There are many cockroach solutions being sold in supermarkets and hardware stores. Knowing which brand to trust and what solution to pick can be a tricky and fruitless process. Home products and techniques can rarely get rid of cockroaches from homes and businesses. They are also not as long lasting as a cockroach treatment conducted by professional pest controllers. Flick Anticimex technicians understand the patterns and habits of various pest cockroach species. Our experience and in-depth knowledge are unrivaled in forming an effective and reliable cockroach control solution.

    In addition, our technicians are equipped with regular training, new generation pesticides and specialised equipment that can only be handled by licensed technicians.

    After Treatment Tips

    • 01
      Wash and clean kitchen thoroughly

    • 02
      Keep all foods in airtight containers

    • 03
      Check for where water is leaking and fix accordingly

    • 04
      Ensure subfloor area is well ventilated

    • 05
      Empty garbage and compost containers often

    • 06
      Try to avoid leaving pet water and food out

    • 07
      Seal cracks, crevices, and gaps around home

    • 08
      Inspect packages before allowing them into home

    • 09
      Bins and compost containers must have tightly closed lid