Cockroach Fumigation/control

Facts, Identification & Control

Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home/business premises. Below is what you need to know:

  • Entry: Cockroaches can enter your home in many different places, through cracks, vents, sewer & drain system. You can even bring them in on products like grocery bags, suit cases, boxes, purses, on our person etc.
  • Ideal environment: Your home is an ideal breeding ground for cockroaches. There is plenty of food, water, warm areas & nesting areas & can be active all year round.
  • Reproduction: Cockroaches reproduce first. For every roach there can be hundreds, more hiding and breeding behind walls & kitchen shelves’.
  • Evade: The few cockroaches seen day time because they were likely forced out by overcrowding & light.
  • Allergies: The debris created by cockroach skins, dead bodies & droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in children & sensitive individuals.
  • Do it yourself ineffectiveness: Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at getting them, and their eggs. Without special chemicals/materials and know how, cockroach can be annoying to control.

american cockroach

American Cockroach

  • Appearance: About half inches long, reddish brown wings with light markings on thorax.
  • Diet: Eats almost anything & mostly found in food preparation areas. Attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
  • Habits: Aggressive, likes warmly damp areas. More likely to be seen in daytime & outdoors than other species of roaches. Can live up to 14 months.

German Cockroach

German cockroach

  • Appearance: Its 5/8 of an inch long, light to medium brown with two dark long lines on the thorax.
  • Diet: Eats almost anything.
  • Habits: Will infest areas close to food, moisture & warmth. This is the most common roach found in homes, apartments, supermarkets and restaurants.

Brown banded cockroach

Brown banded Cockroach

  • Appearance: Its 5/8 of inch long, wings has two brownish yellow bands.
  • Diet: Eats almost anything.
  • Habits: Look alike to German roach. Not dependent on moisture as other species.

 

oriental cockroach

Oriental Cockroach

  • Appearance: One inch long and dark brown in color.
  • Diet: Mainly feeds on plant material.
  • Habits: It burrows & lives outdoors. You will find this roach in potted plants and garden environments. By bringing potted plants indoors it can then infest the home.

 

Cockroach Facts & Tips for Homeowners

  • Remove dead leaves build-up & waste from around your house.
  • Move compost away from the house regularly.
  • Dispose of excess cardboard boxes & papers bags.
  • Rinse recyclable waste materials i.e. cans, jars well.
  • Store food in air tight containers.
  • Seal any cracks, holes, crevices, sewers & drain pipes where roaches can invade/breed.
  • Do not leave pet’s food out over night.
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink if need be submerge them in water & detergent if there is no time to wash them.
  • Roaches multiply quickly. For every one there are hundreds more around your home thus a regular fumigation/ pest control is advised for.

 

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