The most common roaches in our area include: American Roaches, Brownbanded Roaches, German Roaches and Oriental Roaches. Roaches can lay egg sacs that can contain up to 50 roaches per egg sac and hatch within a few weeks, so infestations can get out of control quickly.
Signs to look out for
Roaches are typically found in the kitchen and bathroom areas; but in some severe cases, they be found in the bedrooms and other living areas too. Roach droppings can be found around electronics, on the walls, cabinets, floors and appliances. They are black or brown in color and have a speckled or coffee grind like appearance.
Proper sanitation is key to eliminating roach infestations. Our basic treatment procedure consists of either spraying the cabinets and baseboards or baiting the areas of activity inside the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We recommend spraying in situations with heavy infestations, but the tenant must prepare the home before treatment (see prep sheet below).
Preparation Sheet for Roaches
Please clean the home prior to the pest control visit, this will help eliminate any competing food sources and provide a better product application.
- Remove everything from the cabinets and countertops: dishes, food, and other small items or appliances. Cover and store all items in another room if possible.
- Clean all floors with a cleaner and vacuum any carpeted floors and rugs.
- Always keep garbage in closed containers and take out the garbage every night.
- All dishes should be cleaned at the end of each day.
- Remove all items on the top of the stove and refrigerator and the surrounding areas around them.
- There should be a clear path of access for the exterminator to inspect and treat any areas where pests have been seen.
- Any harborage areas (stored items) should be removed from the areas to be sprayed before treatment to eliminate any areas for the pests hide and to allow enough space for the exterminator to safely perform the treatment.
- Please let us know if anyone in the home has any special allergy problems, is pregnant, or is under the age of one because additional precautions may need to be taken.
- All people and pets must leave the home before the treatment starts and remain out of the home for at least 4 hours after the treatment is completed.