Cockroach Extermination and Control
We provide effective and complete cockroach control Toronto solutions. Our technicians assess each situation and then recommend the proper treatment. We can effectively deal with German, Brown, American and Oriental roaches. Contact us for a consultation and let us help eliminate the roach infestation. Call today: 647-931-6581
While almost every roach situation is unique, the general rules for controlling a cockroach populations are eliminating food and water sources. The use of bait and glue traps help impact their population directly.
Why Is Cockroach Extermination Important
Dealing with cockroaches is important as their colonies can grow rapidly from a small problem to a full blown infestation. In addition it is important to have the problem dealt with as cockroaches are known to be hosts of disease carrying bacteria that can be the cause of salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis and diarrhea amongst others. The microorganisms causing these disorders are transported on the bodies and legs of the roach. Bacteria can then be transferred by contact when the roaches walk or feed on kitchen surfaces, utensils or food items. Cockroach control that follows the integrated pest management process can be extremely effective in dealing with roaches and safeguard your family’s health.
In some cases, cockroaches can be the cause of asthma and allergies. Kids, seniors and individuals susceptible to bronchial conditions may be susceptible to the discarded pieces of “skin” or the cockroach body and eggs.
Proper cockroach extermination is also important because these pests are extremely adaptable. Most roaches can feed on almost every type of organic matter. So even if you maintain a clean kitchen, they can still find food sources. They are resilient hitch-hikers and multiply fast. Even the smallest sign of a cockroach infestation should be a good reason to contact a cockroach exterminator to deal with the problem. They are fast breeders; just a handful of roaches can become enormous amounts in only a few days. Sustained sightings of juvenile and adult cockroaches is a pretty good indication that they are breeding successfully. If you decide to deal with the cockroach problem on your own, keep in mind that in some cases roaches even show tolerance to over the counter pest control products and extermination methods.
Cockroach Control Steps
There are issues that you may do to decrease a problem around your house or office. Some cockroach control procedures utilized by our cockroach exterminator Toronto can be used by yourself at home. Keep in mind that we don’t advise the use of chemicals to unlicensed individuals, however here are some steps you could take to control the population.
Inspection: It is the first step of every cockroach control process. Search for live or dead roaches in and around your kitchen and bathroom areas. Other signs might include droppings or eggs.
Look for these signs in the kitchen area in cabinets, under sinks and behind appliances such as the fridge, dishwasher, stove or microwave. Also look for signs in the areas near water sources such as under your bathroom sink, behind the toilet and in your laundry.
Removing food sources is the second step of the control process. Even the smallest crumb can be a food source for a cockroach. So make sure you sweep, vacuum, and scrub every surface in your kitchen. When you are cleaning ensure that you pay attention to cleaning cracks, cervices, counter tops and appliances. Seal garbage containers and do not leave any food scraps exposed and also do not leave any food out overnight.
Remove water sources: Like every other creature cockroaches need water to survive. They prefer warm, damp places to live in. Fix any leaking faucets or areas where water appears to accumulate. Check under your sink as well as this is one of the most commonly infested areas. Make sure that there’s no leaking pipes in your kitchen, toilets and washing areas. If you home has a basement or crawl space, ensure that water drains away and that it is properly ventilated.
Remove shelter: Cockroaches favor small enclosed areas like cracks and crevices. Removing their nesting and mating grounds and favored environment can be an essential feature of roach control. Seal all cracks and crevices in the pantry, toilet and kitchen cabinets, including damaged tiles and splashbacks. Prevent keeping unneeded products, like cardboard boxes, plastic totes in the store and aged toys or clothing.
Trapping cockroaches on special sticky barriers is another simple house measure to assist with roach control. These barriers may be bought, and include bait or some kind of pheromone attractant to entice the insects. It is best to place the traps where you see roaches running regularly.
Controlling roaches can be a tricky process. While the above steps can be followed by everyone there is something to be said about effectiveness of treatment. For best results get a cockroach control Toronto expert to perform extermination effectively. Call us: 647-931-6581
Cockroaches are rather large insects have a broad, flattened body and a relatively small head but vary from type to type. They are fairly resilient survivors as they have been around longer than many other insect species. They are highly adaptable and in some cases difficult to treat.
While there are major differences in their behavior, reproduction, infestation types and of course treatment, all roaches share the capability to inhabit interior spaces with ease. They are nocturnal, and can feed on a variety of food sources. There are 3,500 species of cockroaches that have been identified worldwide, however in Toronto the most common ones are the German, the American and the brown banded cockroach.
- American Cockroach
- German Cockroach
- Brown Banded Cockroach
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American Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)
The American Cockroach is the most widespread type of cockroach globally. While they are considered pests, due to their larger size and slower reproduction cycle they do not pose risk for larger infestations.
It is larger than the German Cockroach with size ranging from 1in-2 in and slightly smaller than the Oriental Cockroach. It too prefers warmer habitats with the optimal temperature being over 30 °C. Its nymphal development time is 6 to 12 months, much longer than the for German Cockroach which is 6 to 12 weeks.
It is the only cockroach that is able to fly.
Because of their larger size and slow development large infestations are fairly uncommon. They enter homes through the sewer system and populations can be easily controlled with small uses of insecticides.
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Brown Banded Cockroach (Supella Longipalpa)
The brown-banded cockroach is common and is likely to be found in homes, hotels or apartments. Brown branded roaches can feed from a variety of non-food materials which include dead skin found on nylon stockings. With regards to the environment, they dent to live in warmer and drier areas. Common hiding places areas near the ceiling, behind wall decorations, or behind or underneath furniture and appliances.
They are relatively smaller than other species of cockroach. They are about ⅝ in (10 to 14;mm) long. It is tan to light brown. They can be distinguished by two light-colored bands across the wings and abdomen. Males are capable of flight. Just like other roaches, this type is known to carry and spread dangerous bacteria and protozoa.
Treatment is usually targeted towards the preferred locations of this type of roach, which include cabinets, pantries and closets. Extermination brown banded roaches is considered more difficult since they live individually, generally dispersed in different areas. Baiting is an effective method to control or eliminate brown-banded cockroaches.
There are somewhat effective over the counter bait formulas available to the public and come in plastic feeding stations. Professional exterminators have access, and are allowed to use more effective treatments.
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German Cockroach (Blattella Germanica)
The German cockroach is probably the most common roach in the Toronto area. German roaches can easily adapt in micro environments within buildings. Common places are kitchens and bathrooms as they need the moisture.
They have a light brown colour and can reach sizes of less than 2 cm long. It is the smallest when compared to the American and Brown-Banded, and finds shelter in warm, damp places near food. The seldom make appearances during the day, primarily feeding during night hours. They prefer habitats that are generally warmer with an average temperature of over 30 °C. The gestation period, or nymphal development time is 6 to 8 weeks, they live 6 to 9 months, and while they do have wings, they are not able to fly.
The first step to cockroach treatment is sanitation which consists of eliminating all food sources for the pest. German roaches are particularly resilient to poison treatments as they reproduce faster than most pests and have a small size allowing them to hide easier. Trapping is thus considered to be the most effective treatment. Our treatment for German roaches consists of the placement of glue traps. We place the baits in small cracks and crevices where this type of roach will most likely find shelter. Our technicians provide professional cockroach control services that are effective and guaranteed. Call us today to schedule an inspection: 647-931-6581