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Roach extermination is extremely beneficial as roaches can make themselves at home almost anywhere inside your home. Roaches are not only a common nuisance, but also present considerable health risks caused by their contamination of food and triggering asthma/allergy attacks.
Roaches eat everything from plant matter to people food, dead skin cells, garbage and even feces.
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Roaches are the most common pest around the world. Fossil records show signs of roaches going back as far as 350 million years and it is estimated that there are 4,600 species of roaches. Of those, 25-30 are associated with human habitations.
If you have ever lived in a city, you have probably come across roaches. Roaches are not only a common nuisance, but also present considerable health risks caused by their contamination of food and triggering asthma/allergy attacks.
Debris created by cast-off roach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies — especially in children and sensitive individuals. Certain home invading species can also emit unpleasant odors and may also produce sound.
Analyzing The Source For Proper Roach Extermination
Roaches enter your home in many different ways by using exterior cracks and crevices, vents, sewer/drain pipes, and even by attaching to everyday products like grocery bags, boxes, purses and clothing.
Once inside, your home is an ideal breeding ground for certain species of roaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites they can remain active all year round.
Roaches love moist warm areas and, once inside, they are likely to infest areas that provide these ideal circumstances. Roaches can make themselves at home almost anywhere inside your home.
The actual location of the infestation will vary depending on the species present and the level of infestation. However, areas of your home that are more likely to be infested with roaches include:
- Refrigerator motors
- Behind, under, and around stoves where food particles may fall
- On microwave fans
- Behind microwave motor areas
- Kitchen cabinets and drawers
- Electrical sockets
- Trash cans and garbage receptacles
Reproduction’s Impact on Roach Extermination
Once they find sufficient living conditions, roaches reproduce quickly.
A single German roach female and her offspring can produce over 30,000 individuals within a year. Because roaches typically are nocturnal, seeing them during daylight could be a sign of a severe infestation.
The few roaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding of the nest(s) infesting your home.
INSPECTION PRIOR TO ROACH EXTERMINATION
An inspection is a crucial first step in providing long-lasting results for roach control. A roach inspection accomplishes two important things:
- identify the species infesting your home
- Assess the level of infestation present in your home
Identify the Species To Craft A Roach Extermination Plan
The first step in creating an effective roach extermination program is identifying the species invading your home.
Although there are numerous species of roaches around the planet, the ones that are most common in homes, condominiums and restaurants in our area are German roaches, American roaches, and Oriental roaches.
The adult German roach ranges from ½” to ⅝” long. Their bodies are oval in shape and light brown to tan in color. Often, people refer to these as “baby roaches.”
The German roach is the most common of roaches and commonly found in structures. The German roach prefers warm and humid places such as kitchens and bathrooms. Infestations occur in areas where we eat, drink, watch TV and even sleep, making any food and or water source a prime harborage area.
The German roach is one of the most notorious of disease-carrying roaches.
The adult American roach ranges from 1 ⅜” to 2⅛” long, their bodies are oval in shape and reddish brown with their head being pale brown to yellowish in color.
The American roach gains access through sewer systems and drains. They are typically found in or around sources of water such as drains, gutters, pipes, sinks etc.
Conditions of excessive moisture are what draw American roaches into a home but they generally prefer to breed outdoors and live on trees. Though they are less likely to contaminate food and living spaces, the American roach has been known to be a disease carrier.
The adult male Oriental roach is 1″ long and females about 1 ¼ ” long. Their bodies are oval in shape and usually shiny black but may vary to dark reddish brown in color.
The Oriental roach survives quite well in the outdoors and loves cool and damp areas. They can typically be found under debris, stones, leaf litter and porch voids and can survive up to 13 weeks in freezing weather.
The Oriental roach will gain access to a dwelling via door thresholds, under sliding glass doors, along utility pipes, air ducts, unscreened vents and floor drains entering from the lowest point and traveling to upper floors.
Oriental roaches will feed on all kinds of food and decaying organic matter but prefer to feed on starchy foods and omit a strong “roachy” odor because they feed on filth.
Accurate Termite and Pest Control has experienced, trained and state-licensed technicians that can inspect your home in order to provide a customized treatment plan best suited for your home.
We guarantee a fully integrated pest management (IPM) approach to our roach control services. Once our technician figures out where the insects are getting in and breeding, we help find solutions that will stop them from coming back.
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Roach Extermination Options
Depending on the species and degree of infestation, an Accurate Termite and Pest Control technician will create a customized program that may employ the use of fogs, gels, baits, and sprays to tackle your home’s roach infestation.
Accurate Termite and Pest Control always guarantees a fully integrated pest management (IPM) program that is sure to produce results while keeping your family’s best interest in mind. In some cases, roach infestations may be controlled by treating just the exterior, but if an infestation has nested indoors, interior treatments are likely necessary.
Your Accurate Termite and Pest Control technician will advise on the areas that will be included in your customized treatment program.
PREVENTION & FOLLOW-UP
In addition, our Accurate Termite and Pest Control technician will advise the customer on ways to help eliminate harborage points that may be contributors to the problem. In some cases, your technician will provide you with sanitation instructions to help keep certain roach species away after treatment.
In all cases, prior to treatment of your home, Accurate Termite and Pest control can provide written instructions on how to prepare your home for treatment in order to maximize the efficacy of the service and guarantee success.
Remember, it takes a trained professional in roach biology and prevention to fully rid your home of a roach infestation. Roaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from many over-the-counter insecticides. Without special equipment, materials and know-how, roach control can be a losing battle.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff are standing by to help you reclaim your home from roaches.