Cockroach Control

Treatment for Cockroaches

Cockroach Control Cairns

Cockroaches are one of the many nasty home creepers that can make your skin crawl.

Not only do they contaminate supplies, but cockroaches transmit diseases, cause allergies, destroy fabric and paper, and leave a foul odour behind.

Luckily, a combination of clean practices and handy control products can help you control the cockroach population in your apartment.

At Pro Pest Control Cairns, our professionals use safe methods to discover cockroach infestation, treat them, and set up control measures to prevent a future attack.

How we treat


Our cockroach experts will promptly arrive at your property to inspect for signs of infestation. We will examine areas where they use as access points or entryways into your home.

We will also look for moisture or food sources that may entice cockroaches. After this, we will identify the species we are dealing with so that we can formulate a treatment plan that suits your home’s needs.


We will treat your infestation based on the information we gather during our initial inspection. Since roaches are fairly difficult to eliminate, we will split the treatment into stages and processes to ensure complete extermination.

Depending on the severity of the infestation, our initial plan may include monitoring, baiting, spraying, and trapping cockroaches. Alternatively, we can also provide cleaning, sanitation, and educational services. During any of these processes, we will continuously monitor the pest activities and keep you updated.


Cockroaches love warmth, shelter, and meal like every other invaders. As a result, they often wander into the house with tropical climate like bathroom cupboard or cardboard box in search of these things. To prevent an infestation, you must take away their access.

This includes removing access from the counter, disposing of garage, and ensuring that the humid environment is clean. Apart from this, you will need to remove water access and block possible entryways into your home.

Our professionals will offer preventive tips and advice that suits your present need to ensure you get the best out of the cockroach treatment.


At Pro Pest Control in Cairns, we use low impact approaches to exterminate cockroaches. Some of our measures disrupt their cockroach life cycle, kill and eliminate them. Some are simple enough to only locate eggs and destroy them. The popular extermination methods we use include:

  • Pesticide treatment

We use eco-friendly insecticides for controlling the cockroach population and infestation. They can be in the form of edible baits or dust or sprays.

  • Dust

Boric acid and diatomaceous earth are effective against cockroaches. The tiny powder particles stick to the pests when they crawl over a treated surface. From here, they ingest them when they preen the particles from their legs and antennae.

  • Baits

Our technicians mix slow-acting baits into attractant and place them in places roaches can easily locate them. The extensive range of pests will die after eating the bait or even infect others.

  • Sticky traps

We use glue boards and sticky traps for locating cockroach activities.

Why are they considered pests?

Cockroaches move freely from filth to meals. As a result, they spread pathogenic microbes that cause various illnesses, including food poisoning.

Do you know that cockroaches carry more than 33 different bacteria?

They are resilient, breed rapidly, and can enter a structure in several ways. Although they are more active at night, they will eat soap, toothpaste, hair, dung, and any other thing during their active hours.

Cockroaches produce allergens that cause congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and life-threatening bronchial inflammation. They can also cause viruses, fungus, allergies, tapeworms, and roundworms.

Common species in the city

The Australian and German cockroaches are the two main types of cockroaches in cairns. The Australian cockroach is the most popular of the two and can produce 200 offspring in a year. On the other hand, they can produce 20,000 offspring.

Common signs of infestation

  • Egg capsules
  • Live sightings
  • Shed skins
  • Droppings and smear marks
  • Stench

Effective Treatment tips and advice

  • Use diatomaceous earth, baking soda, or boric acid to safely eliminate cockroaches
  • Apply essential oil as natural cockroach repellent
  • Use glue trips to identify problem areas
  • Seal any cracks of 0.3cm in the foundation, exterior walls, around windows, doors, air conditioner, and structural openings.
  • Inspect your groceries, luggage, and dry-cleaned items before bringing them into the house.
  • Store refuses in a durable and tightly-secured bag.
  • Repair faucets and leaky water pipes
  • Regularly vacuum to pick up droppings
  • Don’t leave unwashed kitchen utensils and dishes overnight
  • Don’t leave leftovers or pet food overnight
  • Regularly dispose of your garbage away from the house.


  • How long can cockroaches survive without water or food?

Roaches can live up to a week without water and survive for a month without meal.

  • Do they cause allergies?

Cockroach saliva and droppings release particles that can trigger allergic reactions.

  • How long does it take to get rid of cockroaches?

It takes two weeks or more depending on the severity of the infestation. We will let you know if you require a second treatment after the first.

Why Choose Us

  • Licensed Pest Technicians
  • 12 month cockroach control warranty
  • Members of AEPMA.
  • Fast and Reliable
  • $20,000,000 Public Liability Insured
  • 100% assured satisfaction
  • QBCC License
  • Free Quotes
  • Best Price Gaurantee
  • Eco-friendly Pest Control Service
  • 10 Years of Experience


  • American Cockroach
  • Cockroach Control
  • German Cockroach
  • External and Internal Treatments
  • Australian Cockroach Experts

Please note existing pest infestations of German Cockroaches may require additional treatments

Cairns Locations

  • Whitfield
  • Brinsmead
  • Manoora
  • Mooroobool
  • Westcourt
  • Kanimbla
  • Bayview Height
  • Mount Sheridan
  • Port Douglas


Contact our friendly team to book your job today.

Phone us on 07 4277 5555  and have a pest-free environment.