Cockroach control can be tricky. Most people assume that all cockroaches are the same and behave in the same way. This is not true. So, it is important to identify the type of cockroach to solve your pest cockroach problem. Killing cockroaches can be done in a more efficient way. Read on to understand better.
Basic cockroach control tips
Sanitation is one of the first things to consider to prevent an infestation
- Remove indoor trash
- Make sure food is not left in sink strainers and floor traps.
- Keep dishes clean, no residue of food remaining.
- Prevent them from getting any food source.
- Sealing off all entry points.
- All kitchen appliances should be in clean condition.
- Food free and grease free.
- No left-over food exposed overnight.
- Keep all doors, windows and rubbish chute properly closed to prevent them from entering your home or property.
When inspecting for cockroaches, thoroughness is important. Place the insecticides as close to their runways and harbourages as possible. One way is to look for their dropping. It looks like black pepper, black spot. The other is looking for cockroach egg cases. It is either black or brown cylindrical pellets.
Roaches look for food, water and shelter, check out some of these areas below
- Cabinets-corners and cracks and crevices
- Behind and under refrigerators
- Behind and under microwaves and toasters
- Under tops of tables
- Behind and under sinks
- Switch boxes and sockets
- Access to water
Do-it-yourself cockroach control remedy
Getting a Do-it-yourself ( DIY ) spray is a very popular choice. So is the use of boric acid. But the problem is, you still keep seeing the cockroach every other day. The reason for this is because there might be more hiding at places that you are not aware of. As such, your light cockroach infestation will lead to a heavy cockroach infestation in no time. Getting a professional to come in to solve your problem is still the best way to solve your cockroach problem.
Getting a cockroach control program
Proper inspection, both indoor and outdoor, allows us to understand the infestation level. We will zero in on the root of the pest problem and target the main harbouring area.
Identifying the types of cockroach allow us to use the appropriate treatment needed to control the infestation.
- Cockroach Baits
- Gel baits
- Granular baits
- Baits station
- Residual Insecticide
- Direct elimination
A one-off session will not be able to get rid of your cockroach problem. It is advisable to get a cockroach control service program to solve your problem. The first step in the program is to bring the infestation down, control it before eradicating the infestation altogether.
A simple guide to understanding more on cockroach control
What is cockroach control?
Cockroach control is a combination of cockroach identification, treatment, prevention, controlling measure and eradication. This process required a pest management program to stop current cockroach infestation and prevent any future infestation.
What is cockroach identification?
There are many species of cockroaches that can be found in this world. Identifying them allow us to tackle the cockroach infestation by their behaviour, diet and breeding pattern. We can’t stress enough on how important this is.
Why is cockroach identification important?
Different type of cockroaches require different treatments and they harbour at different locations. This shortens the treatment and allows us to get to the root of the problem. For example, an American Cockroach normally comes from the sewerage system. Which is linked to a floor trap, manhole or rubbish chute. Identify them allow us to act on where they most likely will harbour. German cockroach control is usually faced by restaurants, cafe and f&B outlets.
What is cockroach treatment?
Cockroach treatment comprises gel baits, granular baits, spraying and even ULV misting. Choosing the correct treatment is important. As cockroach reproduce fast, there will never be just one cockroach. Cockroach treatment will ensure that the infestation will be deal with and prevent any future infestation with regular pest control services.
What is cockroach prevention?
Cockroach prevention is a regular pest management program that is targeted at potential harbouring areas. Using granular baits, residual spraying and monitoring stations, we are able to prevent any future infestation. This is a long-term solution to cockroach control.
Why is cockroach prevention important?
They can spread many diseases and is one of the main cause of food poisoning.
Is cockroach eradication possible?
This is possible with a good pest management program and good housekeeping standard. We guaranteed cockroach eradication will be done within 2 months from the start of the project.
Innovative Pest Management conducts free assessments for your home and business. Restaurants and cafe owners have especially benefitted from our cockroach pest control services. We can guarantee that we will be able to solve your cockroach issues in no time.