There are 4,600 species of cockroaches. Approximately 30 of these can be found lurking in human habitats. The most common that we deal with here in the Vancouver BC area is the German cockroach. These cockroaches are infamous for spreading at alarming rates—a single roach and its offspring can produce 30,000 new roaches in a single year. Once they’re inside your property, they can be difficult to get rid of without a cockroach removal expert such as Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control. We have years of experience getting rid of cockroaches in both residential and commercial properties in our communities. It’s important to learn about cockroaches in order to implement the best cockroach control, which is why we’re here to share some expert info about these potentially dangerous pests.
We have always been led to believe that cockroaches can survive anything, even a nuclear explosion. However, this is simply not true. While more resilient than most living creatures, even roaches have weaknesses. Some of the most important things to know about cockroaches include:
To avoid dealing with a cockroach infestation, it’s important to learn what draws them to your property in the first place. The best form of cockroach control is prevention!
Our top tips to keep roaches away include:
There are no half measures when it comes to a cockroach infestation. They need to be dealt with as soon as there is evidence of them. They are typically introduced into a home or unit by something as simple as a grocery bag or used furniture. In apartment buildings, as with bed bugs, the activity can pool over from neighboring units. Treatment for cockroaches starts with good sanitation. From there, elimination can only be achieved by the use of baits. Our highly effective cockroach extermination treatment consists of 3 visits, 7-10 days apart. On each visit, a residual gel bait is applied to all areas of high activity. The adult roaches feed off it and poop it out, which in turn is eaten by their young. This is how we break the life cycle.
Whether you have a few roaches here or there or find yourself with a full-blown infestation, the cockroach removal experts at Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control can help. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can keep you cockroach-free in Vancouver BC all year long.
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