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Cockroach Bait

So, the cockroach bait you bought from the local supermarket or hardware store is not working? Are you wondering why cockroaches are so hard to get rid of?

Consider this fact. Cockroaches can live without their head. We kid you not. They can live a whole week Without. Their. Head!

And the only reason they die after a week is because without a mouth they can’t drink water and after a week they actually die of thirst. Cockroaches can also live 40 minutes without breathing and a month without food.


Simply put, cockroaches are one of the most resilient and adaptable things on the face of the Earth. It’s why they have survived for more than 350 million years. (Ancient cockroach fossils look pretty much the same as today’s cockroaches!)

So if you’ve ever wondered why they are so hard to get rid of, wonder no more.

It’s why those insect sprays you get from the supermarket don’t work very well (after all cockroaches can survive radiation levels equivalent to a thermonuclear explosion) and why store bought baits aren’t particularly effective either.

Will a cockroach bait eliminate the problem?

They will always come back unless you eliminate the root of the problem – the nest. Getting to the nest (or even finding it!) is almost impossible because cockroaches can crawl through spaces as thin as a credit card.

So they will often set it up in wall crevices, floor cracks and other areas that are extremely hard to reach.

Baits work by relying on the domino effect which is when a cockroach eats the poison from the bait then goes back to the nest where it produces contaminated faeces. The contaminated faeces contain enough poison to kill other cockroaches. Cockroaches will eat the faeces of other cockroaches, particularly younger ones that are unable to eat larger and harder foods. Gross.

After the contaminated ones die, others will eat their bodies (doubly gross) and become poisoned as well. This domino effect continues. One contaminated cockroach can end up killing up to dozens more. Which is great. In theory.

But… If you’re relying on the domino effect, the fact is that it will work too slowly to really get rid of an infestation. Simply put, cockroaches will breed faster than store-bought bait can kill them!  In a lifetime, a female can produce a million eggs! So store bought baits will never be enough to really get rid of your cockroaches.

Not only that, the plastic housing around baits can easily break into smaller parts and become a serious choking hazard for pets and kids.


That’s why if you have a serious infestation, the only way to truly get rid of them is to call in the professionals who will use a mix of different techniques to ensure the nest is hit quickly and effectively enough to deal with the problem in a timely manner.

At M&M Termite & Pest Control, we have been dealing with Sydney cockroaches for over 20 years. We know what the most common varieties are and how to get rid of them once and for all.

But because it only takes a very short time for a small problem to become a major infestation, don’t wait a moment longer! Call us and we’ll solve the problem first time or your money back.

Why people prefer M&M Termite and Pest Control

We take Cockroach control seriously and take great pride in delivering a superior service. We only employ the best of the best; our technicians have at least 16 years experience in the industry.

We promise you:

  • 100% satisfaction or double your money back
  • On time service
  • We leave your home exactly the way we found it
  • People, pet and planet friendly

Important facts to consider before making your decision

  • 55% of the pest control industry are uninsured (Statistics from Pacific International Insurance)
  • Some companies take shortcuts by not treating to the manufacturers’ specifications
  • Some quote for a fixed amount but then charge for extras
  • Few companies back up their claims with a money back guarantee
  • We don’t use sub-contractors ( who don’t care about your home )

When you engage M&M Termite and Pest Control you can rest easy knowing that we are insured, we don’t take short cuts, we adhere to Australian Standards, our quotes don’t change and we stand behind our claims with a money back guarantee.

Fix your Cockroach problems now!

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