The Importance of Crack and Crevice Treatment for Cockroaches

The Importance of Crack and Crevice Treatment for Cockroaches

Did you know that a cockroach can crawl through a gap only 1/16th of an inch wide and can infest you apartment in just a few weeks? Do you know how to get rid of cockroaches in apartments? If not continue reading this article. Cockroaches are excellent at finding their way into your home and setting up shop. They pollute your food, spread diseases, and even bite. These pesky bugs crawl into people’s homes and workplaces in search of food and shelter, then hide in the cracks and crevices of furniture and appliances, laying eggs and making a mess of feces and shed skins. Reaching cockroaches in their hiding spots is a challenge but treating the cracks and crevices of an infested area is paramount in the treatment of cockroaches. Call Cockroach Control Toronto if you suspect a cockroach infestation in your home. 

There are several thousand species of cockroaches, but, thankfully, only 1% of them are pests. The most common species of cockroach in Canada is the German cockroach, which measures between 11 and 16mm in length. This roach is light brown or tan in colour, with two black stripes along its back. Cockroaches in Canada have wings, but they do not fly. These pests enter homes and businesses in search of food and warmth. They are omnivorous scavengers who will eat just about anything, from the food left on your dirty dishes to the soap in your bathroom. Cockroaches are mostly nocturnal, so they like to hide in dark places during the day and come out to eat at night. 

Hiding in dark places means hiding in the cracks and crevices of your home. Cockroaches like to hide in kitchen cabinets and any gaps between them. They can be found hidden in appliances, under sinks, and in upholstered furniture. Any dark, damp area of the house could be housing cockroaches. This is why it is so important to treat the cracks and crevices of your home or business when eliminating cockroaches. These are hard to reach areas that require professional treatment. 

A qualified technician can use what is called an ultra-light volume mist, which draws the cockroaches out of their hiding spots and poisons them. This device is able to reach the bugs in those cracks and crevices that are hard to reach. The experienced technicians at Toronto pest control use this method to treat for cockroaches along with the application of residual insecticides that create a barrier to stop any future infestations from happening. No eviction from the home is necessary for this process to occur. We will ensure that the job is done right. Ask us today about how we can help solve your cockroach problem.