Cockroach control can be tricky. Most people assume that all cockroaches are the same and behave in the same way. This is not true. Firstly, it is important to identify the type of cockroach that is infesting in your premises before planning on what kind of cockroach treatment should be used to control the problem.
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.
- All kitchen appliances should be in a clean condition. Food free and grease free.No left-over food exposed overnight.
- Keep all doors, windows and rubbish chute properly closed.
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 their egg cases. Be sure to get rid of them.
Some of the areas that cockroach live in:
- 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
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 problem and target the main harbouring area.
Identifying the types of cockroach allow us to use the appropriate treatment needed to control the infestation.
- Gel baits
- Granular baits
- Baits station
- Residual Insecticide
- Direct elimination
Do-it-yourself cockroach control remedy
Getting a Do-it-yourself ( DIY ) spray is a very popular choice among most home and business owners so are the use of boric acid. These might seem very useful. One spray and the cockroach is dead. 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.
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.
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?
As there are many species of cockroaches that could be infesting your home or business premises, identifying them allow us to tackle the cockroach infestation by their behaviour, diet and breeding pattern.
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 control 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. Three important factors to decide on what treatment is suitable. The first one is to know what type of cockroaches that you are facing, the second one will be the infestation level and lastly will be the location. For the heavily infested situation, we can know how many treatments are needed to control the infestation and for the location, is it a restaurant where consumers will be able to see the cockroach infestation or if it is at your home, where you have the elderly or young kids. All of these factors play a part in choosing the right cockroach control treatment.
Why is cockroach treatment important?
As they start breeding very fast, there will never be just one cockroach. Cockroach treatment will ensure that the cockroach 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?
Cockroaches are nocturnal and most times homeowners won’t be able to know that they are having an infestation. For business owners, before they realise that they have an infestation, their business might be affected. Having a cockroach prevention program ensure the premise can be treated fast before the situation gets out of hand.
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.