If you are seeing small roaches on countertops, in cabinets, or coming out of appliances or electronics, chances are these are cockroaches. Cockroaches live indoors and can multiply very quickly. An average egg case can contain 30 – 40 eggs and just one female can produce 35,000 offspring a year.
It is important to start treatments when you first notice a problem. Many times homeowners may buy a tube of cockroach bait to try and deal with the problem themselves. Most of the time they will not be successful. Cockroaches are very adapt to avoiding certain baits and with there fast life cycle they are also capable of building up resistance to some products.
Treatment techniques have greatly improved and it is usually not recommended that you have to clean out your cabinets. We use a combination of products to treat the problem. Cockroach baits are important because they will kill the adults and provide a food source for the eggs when they hatch. Effective baiting includes knowing which products are effective and placing the bait in the best location.
One time treatments are not recommended for cockroaches. It takes more than one visit to effectively control this pest. Just a few remaining adults can lead to a big problem. Once this problem is resolved our Quarterly Pest Service will provide effective treatment against this pest.