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Cockroach control is often a necessity because roaches are among the most widespread pests in the world. You can find them everywhere people live. Our homes make a perfect habitat due to the easy access to food and shelter. Roaches are quick to procreate so before you know it, you will have a full infestation on your hands.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures and if you see some during the day, it’s a pretty sure indication something’s wrong. And that right here should be your queue to get a professional cockroach control service before the infestation grows even bigger. You will get a thorough service that will surely eliminate the infestation because the exterminators take every step necessary to do it:
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Inspection is usually the first step of the pest control process. The cockroach exterminators will identify the source of the infestation, so they can fully deal with it. No more wondering how big the problem is. Now everything will be clear and the pest controllers will take appropriate measures.
After they diagnose the extent of the issue, the pest control technicians will choose an adequate approach to the problem, which can be dust, spray, or bait insecticides. Bait is generally the prefered method. Note that the treatment takes up to three weeks, so it’s possible to see activity for a while. However, this activity simply means that the treatment is working and the roaches have been disturbed.
Should you choose to, you can request additional visits from the cockroach exterminators in order to determine if the problem has been fully dealt with.
The cockroach pest control experts will also give you some proofing tips so that you can avoid an infestation in the future. They will explain what attracts roaches to your property and what you can do in order to steer clear of them.
Frequently asked questions
What causes a cockroach infestation?
As far as a roach infestation is concerned, we round up the usual suspects - clutter, food leftovers, and dampness. Clutter provides lots of shelter for them and since they don’t like being seen, that makes it the perfect living environment. They can go a long time without food, but they also have quite the appetite, so food leftovers are like an open buffet. And finally - dampness, because they get dehydrated easily. Eliminate these factors from your home and you will significantly reduce the chances of an infestation.
My home is clean. Why do I still have roaches?
Although cleanliness is next to godliness, it doesn’t always guarantee you will avoid an infestation. Sometimes, excess humidity is enough to get roaches to your home. And, sometimes, they hitchhike from somewhere else. The best thing you can do is pest-proof your home, keep it clean, don’t keep food leftovers lying around, and throw away the rubbish regularly. This doesn’t guarantee 100% that you won’t get roaches, but it definitely helps.
Are roaches dangerous?
Most people are confident that roaches are harmless, but this is not exactly right. Some species (like the German cockroach - small, brown, notoriously difficult to kill) will bite when provoked. But even that doesn’t make them dangerous. What constitutes them as a health hazard is the fact that they go through some pretty nasty places, thus covering their bodies in all manner of harmful bacteria and germs. After that, they may go through your pillows, your food, your utensils and contaminate them. This is the real danger.
How long does the treatment take?
It depends. It can take up to three weeks for a small-scale infestation, but it can take even longer for a large-scale invasion. Also, different species have different resilience levels. German cockroaches are the most likely type of roach you may have in your home, yet it’s the most resilient. The only thing that’s certain is it won’t be quick. Effectiveness requires time.