Cockroaches Control & Treatment
Do you have a cockroach infestation? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!
What Are Cockroaches?
Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. They have chewing mouthparts and oval-shaped bodies that are anywhere from ¾ to 3 inches in length. They are reddish brown in color but often look white for a short period of time just after molting.
What Kind of Cockroaches Are There?
There are about 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 that are associated with human habitats. However, only five species are well known as pests, including:
Why Do I Have Cockroaches?
Cockroaches are on the lookout for food, water, and shelter. Cockroaches are in your home because they’ve had luck finding those things nearby. That doesn’t mean your home is dirty; cockroaches have a knack for finding snacks, moisture, and hiding places anywhere they end up. If you live in an apartment, they could have even made their way in from one of your neighbors’ units.
How Do Cockroaches Get Inside?
Unfortunately, cockroaches can be very resourceful when they want to enter your home. To get inside they can crawl through small holes and cracks in the foundation, hitch rides on bags, and find openings around doors and windows.
Why Are Cockroaches a Problem?
Cockroaches aren’t just creepy; they can also be harmful. Cockroaches can spread disease by leaving behind bacteria like salmonella and waste droppings. Cockroach feces, saliva, and body parts can also cause or trigger allergic reactions. This is why it’s important to get a cockroach infestation taken care of right away.
How Can Plunkett’s Solve My Cockroach Problem?
The expert team at Plunkett’s provides a complete inspection of all common roach hot spots, an initial treatment, and an automatic follow-up treatment within 15-30 days.
Treatment involves applying a gel-type bait into the cracks and crevices of roach hot spots. We also apply an insect growth regulator. Normally, the treatment does not involve sprays. We also place zone monitors in your home to evaluate results between visits. We do not require you to clean up heavy clutter or remove dishes from cupboards before we start treatment.
After Plunkett’s completes the treatment, you can expect a 75% reduction within one week and 100% elimination within six weeks in most situations.
Cockroach Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Attracts Cockroaches Into My Home?
If you have cockroaches in your home, they’re there in search of food, shelter, water, and warmth. Unfortunately, most homes provide all of those things for cockroaches… especially if there are crumbs and puddles on the floor or piles of cardboard boxes. Learn more!
What Are Signs of Cockroach Invasion?
If you think you may have a cockroach infestation, look for these 4 common signs: droppings, musty smells, egg casings, and the most obvious one, roaches. If you’re suspicious of a cockroach problem, it’s best to contact the professionals. DIY methods are often not as effective and won’t eliminate the source of the problem. Learn more about how to prevent these pesky pests!
How do I get rid of Cockroaches?
In order to prevent or remove cockroaches from our space, don’t leave food or water out where the pesky pests can access it. Keep items sealed in containers and promptly clean up any spills. If you have a condensation problem in or around your home, it may be time to increase the ventilation. Learn more!
Are There Really Cockroaches in Chocolate?
Yes. There are typically about 8 insect pieces inside every chocolate bar. According to FDA guidelines, this is a safe amount, and the only way to combat the problem is to add more pesticides, which would be worse than eating cockroaches. Learn more!