Cockroaches spread disease and contaminate food products and are predominately located in your kitchen and bathroom areas. A specialist will create a treatment plan for eliminating your roach problem. This is typically done across 2 visits. Preparation and sanitation are key to fast and effective German Roach treatments.
If you have German roaches you have a problem that will quickly escalate. They like to hide in tiny, dark, hard to reach places where food debris may accumulate and moisture is readily available. Kitchens are their perfect breeding ground for this reason! They are also developing resistance to pesticides that used to work. Looks like too many people tried the Big Box store solutions.
German Roaches leave an egg sack called an ootheca which holds between 30 to 40 roaches and looks like a grain of rice. It gets attached to the underside of hidden areas just waiting to hatch.
HOW DO I KEEP ROACHES FROM COMING BACK?
Sanitation, sanitation, sanitation! Cleanliness is the most important factor for eradicating roaches for two reasons.
First, the products we use lose their effectiveness when applied to dirt and grime. The second reason is that if you leave food and water out, you will continue
to feed the roaches which will then avoid our baits. Please make sure that no dirty dishes are left out for long periods of time and that there is no standing water where roaches are present. Also eliminating clutter helps eliminate their harborages.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Cleanliness is the most important factor for answering this question. If the home is very clean, food is put away, dishes are not left out, etc., then it generally takes 1 or 2 treatments to eradicate roaches. If cleanliness is an issue, then it can take many treatments to get rid of roaches.
We cannot stress enough that cleanliness is the single most important factor in getting rid of roaches. If you are in a multi-unit setting, such as an apartment or townhouse, then there is a chance that roaches are coming from another unit and this can make it very difficult to completely eradicate cockroaches. In multi-unit settings we recommend all units be inspected for activity. Those units with activity should be treated regularly until the problem is resolved.
HOW QUICKLY SHOULD I EXPECT RESULTS?
We treat using a combination of products, such as baits, dusts, traps and sprays. Generally customers see improvements
within a few days, but you should give the treatment 2 to 3 weeks to work properly before having another treatment performed. Total eradication may be achieved in one treatment, but generally takes multiple treatments. We recommend treatments every 2 to 3 weeks until roaches are gone. In most cases it is okay to be present while we treat for roaches, but if you are chemical-sensitive we recommend leaving. Please avoid touching all treated areas until our spray dries completely.
For roach control, only interiors are treated. In multi-unit settings we recommend all units be inspected for activity. Those units with activity should be treated regularly until the problem is resolved.