Cockroaches pose a serious threat to human health. They emit allergens that worsen asthma symptoms and transmit disease pathogens that cause diarrhea, typhoid fever, dysentery, and food poisoning, among other ailments.
Cockroaches are also hated by most people and invoke a stigma that creates the perception that infested homes or businesses are dirty and disgusting. This reputation can have a devastating effect on a restaurant owner’s business, an apartment manager’s occupancy rate, and a homeowner’s self esteem.
- Your satisfaction is our goal. If you aren’t completely satisfied, we will work with you until you are. If pests return between treatments, we will return at no extra charge.
- We have entomologists in our team with required experience and knowledge
- Our technicians are well trained
- We aim high to achieve success
SIGNS OF COCKROACH INFESTATION: WHEN YOU NEED OUR HELP
- SPOTTING ROACH FECES
Cockroach feces will be visible during an infestation. Small roaches produce feces that resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, while larger roaches expel cylindrical droppings. The quantity of visible feces is oftentimes a good indicator of the level or duration of infestation.
- Egg casings
Cockroaches produce egg casings, which actually holds multiple eggs inside it. These casings are called oothecae. Whether you find the unhatched eggs, or just the casings left behind you can be certain that finding even one means you have roaches. Each ootheca can hold between 20-40 eggs inside. You can identify them visually from their long rounded shape and their brownish color. Some roaches species will carry their eggs with them until they hatch. While others will leave them hidden in a safe place.
While a single cockroach may appear to give off little to no odor, a large number of them combined will definitely get your attention. Once you are able to smell roaches, you already have a huge infestation. What does cockroach smell like? Most experts and victims agree that the smell can be described as oily and musky.
- Dead roaches
Cockroaches are nocturnal, so seeing them during the day may be a rare sighting. To catch them during the night, when they are most active, you need to use cockroach traps. But the dead ones can no longer run and hide during the day, so you’ll see dead roaches if you have a large number of them. Check under your sinks, in your cabinets, under your stove and around your fridge. These are common areas for them to hide, so it isn’t uncommon to find a few dead ones around them.
- ROACHES DURING THE DAY
The biggest sign that you have a very serious cockroach infestation is seeing them run around during the day. Cockroaches are nocturnal, they only come out during day when their numbers are so great that some of them gets pushed out from their nests.
If you believe that you have identified a cockroach infestation within your home, contact your local pest control professional to discuss inspection and extermination options. The sooner you detect them and take steps to kill them, the better and cheaper it will be. Start treatment upon first detection of sign number 1, fecal droppings and don’t wait until you get to 3, 4 or 5. By number 5, it’s already too late and even a professional exterminator may not be able to kill all of them in just a couple of expensive visits. It’s imperative that you keep an eye out for these signs of a cockroach infestation.
OUR STARTEGY TO CONTROL COCKROACHES
Our technicians are trained to manage cockroaches. Since every home is different, the technician will design a unique program for your situation. Keeping cockroaches out of your home is an ongoing process, not a one-time treatment. We follow continuing cycle of three critical steps—
- Customized Implementation
Taking an integrated pest management approach is important to ensure successful long term control of cockroaches.
Variety of tools and techniques (Gels, baits, insect growth regulators, insecticides etc.) are used to help keep cockroaches out of your home.
- A thorough chemical treatment for cockroaches should include: aerosol flushing compound, cracks & crevices spray (e.g. residual )
2. In order to be effective against newly hatching cockroaches, a repeat inspection and/or chemical application should be made about 1 month following the first application.
3. Cooperate fully with your pest control operator. Remove all dishes, pots, pans, and food stuffs from cupboards and cover them prior to treatment.