Cockroaches at yours?

Sadly, cockroaches love Auckland as much as we do ……

When they’re in need of cockroach control, Auckland residents call Bug King. Our team of cockroach control experts will come to your place to remove them once and for all, leaving your home healthy and wonderfully roach-free.

Info about cockroach control in Auckland


$330.00 German Cockroaches (the nasty ones that live in your kitchen). 

From $277.00 Wood Cockroaches (outdoor cockroaches that occasionally wander into your home).

A 6-month warranty applies to all treatments (unless otherwise specified).

More about cockroaches

There are broadly 2 types of cockroach our customers encounter:

German cockroaches (indoor cockroaches)
You will usually find these in your kitchen, living behind your fridge, in the base of the cordless jug, in your microwave and dishwasher. If you turn on the light in the kitchen you will probably see them scuttling away.

Wood cockroaches (outdoor cockroaches)
There are many different species of wood cockroach and they look vastly different. What they do have in common they much prefer to live outside. However, you may see the odd one indoors if their habitat is disturbed. Things like gardening, having firewood delivered, house washing or heavy rain. Wood cockroaches also like to live in letterboxes, it is very common to bring cockroaches in with the mail.

How do I know which cockroach I have?

It’s hard for an inexperienced person to identify cockroach type by sight. It is easier to identify whether they’re indoor or outdoor cockroaches by the location in your home. 

If you find them in your kitchen, living behind the fridge, in the base of the cordless jug, in the microwave or dishwasher, they are highly likely be the nasty indoor German cockroaches.

If you find them in odd places around your home, like the lounge wall or bedroom curtain, it is highly likely these are outdoor cockroaches. You will never find an indoor cockroach in these areas unless it is a very, very bad cockroach infestation.

Do DIY cockroach treatments work?

Most people see a cockroach and immediately grab a can of bug spray, but a quick spray from an aerosol can won’t provide long-term cockroach control and can actually make the problem worse by forcing the cockroaches into other parts of the home.

Most of the ingredients in off-the-shelf aerosol and “bomb” treatments repel cockroaches. Using these products can cause cockroaches to hide deeper inside walls and be more difficult to control later. 

Effective cockroach eradication requires an understanding of the type of critter that’s in your home, what they need to survive and how to exterminate or exclude them.

Our experienced technicians will ensure you get the right treatment for the type of cockroach you need to control.

What we do

The approach to cockroach control depends on the type of cockroach you’re having problems with. 

German cockroaches

We use a spray/bait to spot treat through-out infested areas. The bait in the spray is not poisonous but will attract the cockroaches to where the treatment has been applied. While the cockroaches are eating the bait, they’re picking up thousands of particles of micro-encapsulated treatment which they transfer back to the nesting areas. The treatment is passed through-out the nest and kills the cockroaches when it enters their bodies. Usually the cockroaches are gone with-in a couple of days, but you may notice small cockroaches as they hatch from egg sacs. They will die when they come into contact with the treatment.

While unusual, if it is a particularly bad infestation, we may recommend a follow-up treatment after 2 weeks.

Wood cockroaches

For wood cockroach control our focus is on keeping the cockroaches out of your home. To do this we apply a highly repellent external barrier around the base of the house, windows, doors and any other entry points we identify (pipes, wires, support poles for balconies, trees touching the house). Any cockroaches approaching the barrier will sense it and move back into the garden. If they do cross the barrier they will die.

If you want advice on what cockroach you have and which cockroach control treatments suit you best, feel free to give the team a call. Phone Bug King on 0800 546454.

Preparation & Aftercare

No special preparation or aftercare is required for our cockroach control treatments.

Internal treatments

No preparation is required. We prefer you to leave the infested areas as they are as this will reduce the risk of the cockroaches spreading to other areas if they’re disturbed. 

External treatments

Close all the doors and windows while the treatment is being applied.


Our unique internal treatment is so safe we can apply it to commercial kitchens while they’re cooking.

Our external treatments use synthetic pyrethroids (which are based on natural pyrethrums). The products we use have been proven safe in sensitive situations over several decades. All treatments are professionally applied and are at a level that are very safe for humans and pets. All products are readily metabolized. If you do come into contact with the treatment it will just pass straight through you and not build up in your body over time.

Cockroaches – consider them gone

Our extermination team will determine which type of cockroach you have and then select the appropriate high-quality treatment to get them gone

Your health and safety are paramount and we put you and your family first, always.

Our treatments are safe for you, your family and your pets.  Most of our treatments use synthetic pyrethroids, which are based on natural pyrethrums found in the chrysanthemum daisy. They are UV and acid resistant, so they remain effective for longer. 

Nobody asks cockroaches to come to their place.
Finding them can be very upsetting.
But don’t worry, we’ll deal to them. You can count on our discretion as well as being pest free.

Call us and count on your family being safe. That’s our Bug King promise.

Find Out More About Pests


It’s always good to take someone else’s word for it!  Read what our customers have said about us following a successful pest removal. We can also arrange for you to speak directly to someone who has used our services, as we appreciate that you need to be absolutely certain about how our pest control works before you ask us into your home. 

Kate Gooch
Kate Gooch
November 27, 2022.
Excellent service and after care to ensure I was a very happy customer with no ants!
Richenda Oh
Richenda Oh
November 16, 2022.
Use this guy! He is good, was down to earth, upfront and easily and quickly told us which rodents we had where and how to get rid of them.
Rebecca Yeng Tung
Rebecca Yeng Tung
October 30, 2022.
So this is my second time using Bug King, I had used them last year, since then we have bought a new home and the previous owners had a dog so naturally how new home had fleas which was biting my young children at night. Just like my 5 star experience before we go the same 5 star treatment second time around. Mo was once again earlier than expected which was great he did what he had to and went over and beyond what we expected. Yvette in the office was a breeze to work with. My kids have not been bitten since so I am one happy mum with happy kids! I didn't expect anything less from Bug King and as long as the awesome service doesn't change I will always be a loyal customer if I do anything done at my house they will always be my first point of contact! Thanks again Mo and Yvette best in business!
Tas Matiatos
Tas Matiatos
August 23, 2022.
Thank you to the team at Bugking. Perfect result, the insect problem has gone! Friendly staff and very professional. Highly recommend.
Grace Vujnovich
Grace Vujnovich
August 17, 2022.
Great experience working with the Bug King team. Mark was professional and friendly and haven't seen an ant since :)
Mark Leslie
Mark Leslie
May 11, 2022.
We've just had our final inspection completed, and have been thoroughly impressed by Bug King's responsiveness and service. Mo was a pleasure to deal with! Thank you Bug King for all your assistance, and putting our minds at ease!
Ross Bymolt
Ross Bymolt
April 14, 2022.
The previous tenants had 3 pets who clearly had thousands of their own pets! After 9 flea bombs, we admitted defeat and I called Mark who was able to accommodate us the next day which was amazing. He explained the flea life cycle and why the bombs weren't working, and why his solution would. Half an hour later the house was treated, and so far so good! I definitely recommend Bug King for a top notch, professional service.