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COCKROACHES

What's small, can crawl and according to research can survive a nuclear breakout? 

Cockroaches

Where you may find them?

Cockroaches inhabit any area where food, water and shelter is available. They are attracted to buildings because of the warm, damp conditions offered by kitchens, bathrooms, basements and plumbing areas. 

 

Their presence does not necessarily mean unsanitary conditions exist. 

 

Cockroaches are attracted to food sources which contain starches, sugars and protein, but will eat almost anything when hungry.

 

 

Diseases caused by cockroaches:

Cockroach can contaminate food and spread disease by walking over, and excreting on, food or food preparation areas after having travelled through garbage and/or sewers. Disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses have been found in cockroach bodies. Different forms of gastroenteritis (food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhoea, etc.) appear to be the principal diseases transmitted by these cockroaches. 

 

People with asthma may have a negative reaction to the feces and body parts of cockroaches.

 

 

When and how often you need a treatment?

We suggest you to look at the number of eggs produced by the pest in its lifetime. Let us estimate for you. If un-noticed, a couple can exponentially increase in population over a period of 4 months. Therefore, only a pair of German cockroach may end-up in 750 to 1440, after 4 months.

What can you do?

The pest infestation can be prevented by limiting access to food, water, shelter and maintaining a clean home. This can be achieved by:

 

  • Clean up spills immediately.

  • Do not leave pet food out 24 hours a day. Use a plastic sheet underneath the pet food-pot for easy cleaning.

  • Keep dry food such as onions and potato, and cooked food in tightly sealed plastic or glass containers. Roaches can chew through paper or cardboard containers and lay eggs in.

  • Regularly clean dark and/or humid areas close to a food source, for example beneath and behind appliances, grease behind the stove and refrigerator.

  • Cockroaches are nocturnal, therefore, store garbage in sealed plastic containers and dispose of at the end of the day.

  • Do not allow dirty dishes to accumulate, especially overnight.

  • Vacuum regularly to help remove food particles and insect egg masses.

  • Wrap or insulate pipes with excess condensation, repair leaky faucets and pipes, ventilate bathrooms and dehumidify moist areas to reduce sources of water.

 

 

 

What we can do:

  • We inspect the area and point out the infestation.

  • We establish extermination plan according to your needs.

  • We discuss the plan with you.

  • We give you directions for the preparation of the area.

  • We help you with extermination of the pest.

  • We give you MSDS of the chemicals we apply.

  • We give you a written report.

  • We give you warranty of our service.

Things to consider