Where Cockroaches May Be Hiding
Cockroaches hide in dark, undisturbed places close to food and water. That’s why they’re often first noticed in kitchens and bathrooms. Roaches infest homes and buildings that provide suitable conditions for breeding, and feed mainly at night. They’ll often scurry for shelter when you switch on a light.
Cockroaches can transmit viral and bacterial pathogens via their bodies and feces. Coming into contact with cockroach-transmitted pathogens can trigger asthma, salmonella poisoning, and dysentery. Encountering a cockroach poses no immediate danger, but you should consider the pest a serious health risk.
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How Do I Get Rid Of Cockroaches?
Getting rid of cockroaches can be hard. As nocturnal pests, cockroaches are naturally elusive. They also adapt to their surroundings very quickly and capably. Worst of all, most roach species lay tiny eggs in any homes they infest. If you don’t find and remove all these eggs, any pest prevention strategy you try won’t last.
We highly recommend calling a professional pest control company to take care of your cockroach problem. We’re the best way to get it done permanently.
How Can I Prevent Cockroaches In The Future?
Cockroaches are attracted to food, moisture, and shelter. The best way to prevent them from getting into your home is to deny them these things. Reduce sources of excess humidity and standing water. Keep your pantry foods in tightly-sealed containers and clean your garbage cans regularly. Make sure your basement stays clean and clear of debris or clutter.
Unfortunately, roaches can be tough to prevent. Do-it-yourself cockroach treatments and products are usually not as effective as they need to be for total elimination. Remember, if you miss a single egg case, then your infestation isn’t really gone. It’s technically possible to find and wipe out every egg case yourself… but it’s not easy. For reliable results, we recommend professional assistance.
Our Cockroach Control Process:
Our control process includes a complete inspection of all common roach hot spots, plus and initial treatment and an automatic follow-up treatment in 15 to 30 days. The treatment involves applying a gel-type bait into the cracks and crevices in which roaches hide, and application of an insect growth regulator. The service usually does not involve sprays. Zone monitors will be placed to evaluate results between visits.
We DO NOT require that food and dishes be removed from cupboards. We DO require you to clean up heavy clutter, such as dirty laundry before treatment.
Expect a 75% reduction within one week and complete elimination within six weeks in most typical 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.
What Kind Of Cockroaches Do I Have?
There are several common varieties of cockroach in the US. Though they all have distinct similarities, cockroaches range in color from light brown to an oily black and can vary in size from 1/4 inch to 1-½ inches long depending on the species.