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Cockroach Treatment

Cockroach Treatment in Edmonton

Cockroach Treatments

Cockroaches require a strategy that involves two consecutive sprays and a baiting as they are impossible to kill in only one shot. Each application should be carried out at 2 weeks apart. This strategy usually requires 3 visits depending on the level of activities.

Phase 1: Spray

The first insecticidal spray application will kill majority of active cockroaches and could effectively reduce the existing roaches population within the unit. From the first visit, our technician can inspect the units and make the recommendation for 2nd treatment methods (such as 2nd spray VS baiting depending the level of activities).

Phase 2: Spray

Cockroaches require a strategy that involves two consecutive sprays and a baiting as they are impossible to kill in only one shot. Each application should be carried out at 2 weeks apart. This strategy usually requires 3 visits depending on the level of activities.

For some heavily infested units, we have to carry out the 2nd insecticidal spray to these units. The spray application will kill the cockroaches that have hatched from the tough egg cases during the period from 1st application to 2nd application. As matter of the fact, any chemical cannot kill the eggs, therefore 2nd spray application is highly necessary, especially for apartment and townhouses.

Phase 3: Baiting

Cockroaches require a strategy that involves two consecutive sprays and a baiting as they are impossible to kill in only one shot. Each application should be carried out at 2 weeks apart. This strategy usually requires 3 visits depending on the level of activities.

After 2 spray applications are done, we will do a follow up inspection plus baiting treatment after the last spray. This bait will last and provide protection for any straggler or cockroaches that could be coming from the surrounding units.

Cockroach Information

Cockroach Facts

German Cockroach
The German cockroach is the most common cockroach in Canada. Its’ distinguishing features are a flattened oval body with long spiny legs and measures 15 mm when fully grown, and both the male and female have wings. Its’ color is light brown with two dark stripes running lengthwise on the thorax. Other species that can be found are the American Cockroach, the Oriental Cockroach and the Brown-banded cockroach…Read More

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Methods of Cockroach Control

– An integrated pest management approach is the most effective method of cockroach control.
– Spraying
– Baiting
– Prevention
– Sanitation

Prevention and Sanitation

– Prevention and sanitation can be divided into four categories:
– Exclusion
– Elimination of food
– Water
– Harbourage.

Exclusion

– German cockroaches can initially infest a structure when infested grocery bags are brought inside. Inspect groceries for cockroaches before storing. Keep grocery bags in outside storage areas.
– Cockroaches breed prolifically in corrugated cardboard boxes. Discard unnecessary boxes immediately.
– Dwellings such as apartments that are separated by a common wall are particularly difficult situations. An infestation can migrate between apartments via the plumbing encased in a common wall. Therefore, cockroaches from one apartment can easily migrate to another apartment, infesting a “clean” dwelling. To help prevent this, caulk holes in common walls and around plumbing.

Elimination of Water Sources

– Water is the most important factor in cockroach survival. German cockroaches can survive only 12 days with food but no water. However, if only water is present with no food, cockroaches can survive for about 42 days.

Eliminate water sources by doing the following:

– Tighten or patch leaky pipes in kitchen and bathroom areas.
– Do not let water stand in sinks for long periods of time.
– Do not over water indoor plants because accumulated water will be available to cockroaches.
– Empty pans under refrigerators used to catch water from condensation.
– Be aware that pet drinking dishes, aquaria, and pipe condensation (under sinks, in wall voids) can also be sources of moisture.

Elimination of Food Sources

– Cockroaches do not need large amounts of food to survive, especially in the presence of water. Furthermore, food sources can compete with cockroach baits, decreasing their effectiveness.

Elimination of food sources includes:

– Store and dispose of garbage properly. The highest concentration of cockroaches in a home is usually around the garbage can and around the refrigerator.
– Seal garbage can lids to prevent cockroaches from accessing food sources. Also, keep garbage areas clean by wiping frequently.
– Dump sink strainers frequently to prevent food build up.
– Wash dishes immediately after use. Dishes left unwashed are a major source of food for a kitchen infestation.
– Keep kitchen appliances such as toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, stoves, ovens, and refrigerators free of crumbs and other food debris. In addition, clean the areas around these appliances.
– Reseal all food after opening or store in the refrigerator.
– Seal pet food tightly. Do not leave food and water out all the time.
– Regularly vacuum or sweep under and around furniture where people eat, such as the dining room table. Vacuuming can also remove cockroach egg cases that will not be killed by insecticides. Remember to promptly dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag in an outdoor container.

Elimination of Harbourages

– In addition to food and moisture, cockroaches require a place to live. The cockroach harbourage is critical to its survival. Cockroaches prefer dark places that are warm and moist. Places that provide tight spaces such as stacks of newspaper or cardboard, piles of clothing, or cracks and crevices in structures are ideal.

Eliminate harbourages by doing the following:

– Seal cracks and crevices. Adult cockroaches can fit into cracks only about 1/16 inch and prefer spaces of about 3/8 inch.
– Keep clutter such as newspapers, bags, and clothing from accumulating.

Cockroach – FAQs

Q: Why we should know how to get rid of cockroaches?

A: We need to get rid of cockroaches in our house because this is very annoying, unpleasant and not good to our health. This kind of pests brings different kinds of diseases which harms our kids or our family. This is very common problem in our house and very dirty if contaminate into our food it could cause food poison.
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