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 is a violation of sorts, the way they get into everything, particularly your food supply. Perhaps you have only seen one or two. The bad news is that they multiply quickly. Here are some signs that you are in need of cockroach control.

  • Smelling a musty odour
  • Finding cockroach droppings or egg capsules
  • Smear marks or shed skin
  • Roaches showing themselves during the daytime

Why Prompt Pest Control Is Critical

Not only are roaches disgusting, but they are also unsanitary. Whether your home is infested with German, American or Australian cockroaches, they have the potential to spread disease to your family. Some of the most worrisome bacteria they carry include salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus.

The Australia cockroach is by far the species we see most commonly during our day to day services. They are the large, dark cockroaches scurrying across your floor at night.

Conducting a Cockroach Assessment

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.

Developing a Cockroach Treatment Plan

After our assessment, we will design an individualised course of action to eliminate cockroaches from your property. We will outline for you the types of treatments we will execute and the amount of time you can expect it to take to be free of them.

The Treatment Process

We use only premium brand insecticide, rodenticide, and termiticides. Our trucks carry up to twenty different products ensuring we have on hand what is needed for your house.

The process we follow is to spray around the outside walls and gardens around your home, spraying around the eaves, fumigating the wall voids, and dusting 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 your fridge and freezer, under cupboard gaps, and inside of your cupboards. This high-quality spray draws out the roaches for feeding and also works as a transfer spray. It is common for us to use up to five different products during an average cockroach treatment to ensure you get the best result possible.

Why Choose Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control

When it comes to cockroach infestation control, no one wants to take chances with the second best. That is why our customers gladly choose Blue Chip. Our stellar reputation precedes us for good reasons. Our state-of-the-art methods and treatments ensure that cockroaches are drawn out of their hiding places to feed on the spray. We stand apart from the competition by using the most up to date techniques and products available on the market

You don’t have to share your life with these foul creatures. Contact Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control today and take back control of your household.

Cockroach Pest Control FAQs

Cockroaches are among the most common pests that Brisbane households deal with. Famous for their resilience, these annoying bugs can be tough to eradicate. Not to mention that they can be quite a health hazard.

If you’ve noticed cockroaches crawling around your home, don’t worry. At Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we can get rid of them quickly and effectively.


  • How long does a service take?

    Around 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the problem and 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 to allow 1 hour to let the chemical 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 day care 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 deceased 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 6 monthly 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 to 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 that has a built-in growth inhibitor. This not only kills the cockroaches that come into contact with the powder but also stops the 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 from the outside of the house, pet bowls, kids toys, close all windows, put 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.
  • I am seeing cockroaches in our cupboards.
    • Our technicians will give you advice on the day as to why this may be happening and what you can do to reduce or stop this 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.