There are many different types of roaches that we typically run into in our service area. Each type has their own preferred habitat. Wood roaches and Oriental roaches are not temperature sensitive and can live inside or out in cooler climates. American roaches need warm humid conditions and only thrive in tropical climates, unless they are introduced in artificial warm and humid environments, such as city sewer systems. German cockroaches like the same foods and temperatures that we do, so living inside with us their best environment.
Infestations of cockroaches can be challenging for anyone to eliminate. The introduction of many new cockroach baits has helped tremendously. They are fairly effective for reducing populations, even in the hands of an untrained person. Total elimination, however, is another matter. While these new cockroach baits have allowed even inexperienced pest control technicians to provide a meaningful level of control, it normally requires an experienced technician to eliminate the infestation. Cockroach baits are used by experienced pest control technicians in a variety of circumstances, but residual insecticide sprays and dusts are often the professional’s weapons of choice. They are long-lasting, provide instant results, and eliminate an infestation faster than baits alone. Unfortunately, a conventional insecticide treatment requires tenants to prep. Cleaning out kitchen and bathroom cupboards and vacating for 4-6 hours is necessary for proper treatment. In circumstances where this is not possible or practical, bait treatments alone with follow-up applications as-needed are likely the best approach. Call 1-800-523-1521 and let our experienced staff guide you to the best treatment solution for your problem, at a price you can afford.