Cockroach Pest Control Services Brisbane

Have you ever turned on the light late at night and found roaches scurrying about your home? As cockroach pest control experts, we understand that almost nothing makes your skin crawl more than having a cockroach infestation.

It’s a violation of sorts, the way they get into everything, particularly your food supply. You might’ve only seen one or two, but the bad news is that they multiply quickly.

So, what should you do if you suspect or know you have a cockroach infestation in your home? You should contact the cockroach exterminators at Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control.

Cockroach Infestation

Signs of a Cockroach


One of the most common signs of knowing you’ve got a cockroach infestation is seeing cockroaches in your home. However, just because you’ve seen a cockroach doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got an infestation. For example, smokey brown cockroaches don’t actually invade homes; they sometimes end up inside incidentally and don’t breed indoors. But if you see smaller, common pests like German cockroaches, it’s time to call the professionals.


Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, so if you see them during the day, it’s often a sign of overcrowding in their hiding places, indicating a large infestation. Finding cockroaches in unusual places such as appliances, electronics or other unexpected places is also cause for concern on the level of infestation.


Another sign of an infestation is cockroach droppings. Because these pests are small, their droppings are also small and resemble black pepper or coffee grounds. The most common places to spot cockroach droppings are in dark places like cabinets. The quantity of droppings can give you an idea of the level of infestation


There are many different species of cockroaches, and because of this, they have a lot of different casings for their eggs. Cockroaches lay eggs in capsules; some carry their egg casings with them, while others leave them lying around until they hatch. Finding these egg casings, often in hidden areas, is a clear sign of an infestation.


Since cockroaches don’t have bones, they rely on a hard shell to hold their insides together. As cockroaches grow, they moult several times before reaching adulthood. Finding these shed skins in areas like the kitchen or bathroom can indicate a cockroach infestation.

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Blue Chip’s Cockroach Pest Control Service

When you choose Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control to get rid of cockroaches, here is what you can expect:


Our team of experienced technicians knows what to look for during the process of your cockroach assessment. We will pinpoint what type of cockroaches have taken up residence, how serious the situation is, and inform you of any unhygienic conditions and risks to your well-being.


After our assessment, we will create a tailored course of action to eliminate cockroaches from your property. We’ll outline the types of treatments we will execute and how much time you can expect it to take to be free of them.

We only use premium-brand insecticides, rodenticides and termiticides. Our trucks carry up to 20 products to ensure we have what is needed for your house.

The process we follow is to spray around the outside walls and gardens around your home, spray around the eaves, fumigate the wall voids, and dust the roof voids. We also use a surface spray indoors, including a growth inhibitor chemical that helps with more severe infestations.

Part of our process may also include cockroach baiting, which includes cockroach feed spray. This solution gets squirted in and under the voids, such as under the fridge and freezer, cupboard gaps, and inside your cupboards. This high-quality spray draws out the roaches for feeding and works as a transfer spray.

We commonly use up to five different products during an average cockroach infestation treatment to ensure you get the best result possible.

How To Prevent A Cockroach Infestation

Once you have rid your home of cockroaches, these are some of the things you can do to ensure they don’t return:

Step 1

Keep your home clean with a focus on kitchen and bathroom areas. Sweep floors, wipe surfaces, store food in sealed containers, and don’t leave dirty dishes out overnight.

Step 2

Seal entry points. This includes cracks around windows, doors and where utility lines enter your home.

Step 3

Fix leaks, ensure proper ventilation and use dehumidifiers in damp areas, such as the kitchen and bathrooms.

Why Prompt Pest Control 
is Critical

Not only are cockroaches disgusting, but they are also unsanitary. When your home is infested with cockroaches, they have the potential to spread disease to your family. Some of the most problematic bacteria they carry include salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus.

Therefore, it’s easy to see why prompt pest control is critical due to the amount of diseases they carry and being a pest in our home.

Choose Blue Chip for Cockroach Pest Control

When it comes to cockroach infestation control, no one wants to take chances with second best. That’s why our customers gladly choose Blue Chip.

Our state-of-the-art methods and treatments ensure cockroaches are drawn out of their hiding places to feed on our targeted spray. This spray is also incorporated with our other pest control products to ensure we completely get rid of the cockroach infestation. We stand apart from our competitors by using the most up-to-date techniques and products available on the market.

You don’t have to share your life with these pests. Contact Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control today to regain control of your home.

Cockroach Pest Control FAQs

  • How long does a service take?

    Around 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the problem and the size of your house.

  • Do I have to leave the house, and when can I come back?

    Yes, all family members and pets should be out of the house while it is being treated and until the spray has dried. It is recommended that you allow 1 hour for the chemical to dry and for the house to air out.

  • Are the chemicals safe?

    Australia has rigorous rules and regulations in regard to pesticides. Along with this, Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control has hand-picked odourless pesticides for use in people’s homes. These are the same sprays we use in sensitive areas like daycare centres, doctors’ clinics, and restaurants. Although we can never say pesticides are 100% safe, if we all follow safety procedures like leaving the house for 1 hour to allow the sprays to dry, absorption rates will be decreased and risks reduced. Over the years, Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control has treated thousands of houses and businesses with customers ranging from the elderly to people with asthma problems and we are yet to have an issue.

  • How often is pest control needed?

    95% of the time, pest control every 12 months is fine. Every now and then, a six-month treatment may be needed for new customers if they have a cockroach issue at the start. People with German cockroach problems may need a follow-up treatment between 4 and 12 weeks after the first to help gain control of the problem.

  • What is involved in your cockroach treatment?
    • For sensitive areas like cupboards, our trucks carry different types of gel baits and monitoring stations.
    • We also fumigate the roof and wall voids with a dual-active insecticide with a built-in growth inhibitor. This not only kills the cockroaches that come into contact with the powder but also stops their growth cycle, reducing their ability to breed.
    • We also treat in and around wall skirting boards and under possible harbourages around the house.
    • If your house has a moderate to bad cockroach problem, we can also mix an IGR growth inhibitor active with the surface spray to help ensure the problem has a good result.
  • When can we wash the floors?
    • With most treatments, the floors can be washed after one week.
    • If the problem is more severe, it might need two weeks.
  • What do I need to do to prepare for the treatment?

    Outdoor Preparation

    • Remove all clothes, pet bowls, and kids’ toys from outside the house, close all windows, and bring kids and pets inside.
    • Clean the floors before the day of the treatment as it will need to be left for at least one week before moping.

    Internal Preparation

    • Cover/put away all food, baby toys, and feeding items.
    • Ensure all fish tanks are covered, and bird cages are put outside.
    • Kids must leave the house for at least 2 hours before the inside part of the treatment starts.
    • Pets must be put outside.
    • The tidier the house, the more thorough the treatment.
    • Don’t spray any fly sprays around areas where you see cockroaches; this will ensure a better result when the area is treated.
  • What happens if I see cockroaches in our cupboards?

    Our technicians will give you advice on the day on why this may be happening and what you can do to reduce or stop it in the future. We see thousands of houses a year and can usually spot problem areas.

  • Do I need to pull everything out of the cupboards?

    No, not unless your cockroach problem is bad enough. Pulling items out of the cupboard only happens around one out of every 500 houses we treat.

  • Will the spray affect my pets outside?

    Most of the year, the spray will dry within 15 minutes and is not dangerous to dogs or cats.

  • Does the chemical smell?

    The chemicals have next to no smell, and most chemicals we use are water-based.

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Areas We Service 

As a family-owned and operated business based in Brisbane’s Northside, our service areas include

  • Brisbane through to Caboolture
  • Redcliffe to Samford
  • West End to Springwood

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