You may have heard that cockroaches are very difficult to get rid of. These little brown insects are extremely good at hiding and they’re resistant to over-the-counter pesticides. So, calling a professional is always a good idea. You hope that once a technician has visited your home, you should never see another cockroach again – but cockroach removal is a little more complicated than you might think. If you suspect a cockroach infestation in your home, give Cockroach Control Toronto a call and we’ll go over this process with you.
First, it’s important to understand how cockroaches operate. If you think you have them, they’re most likely the German cockroach, the most common species of cockroach in Canada. These pests are between 12 and 16mm in length, are shiny and brown in colour, and have flightless wings on their back. German cockroaches hide in the darkest corners of the kitchen and bathroom in search of food and warmth. Common hiding spots are in and around kitchen cabinets, appliances, and sinks. A female cockroach lays eggs about every 6 weeks, which take about 30 days to hatch. One single female can produce up to 300 offspring in her lifetime of about 200 days.
To eliminate the German cockroach, a professional technician must use a combination of insecticidal sprays and residuals. At Cockroach Control Toronto our crew uses an ultra-light volume mist which sprays a customizable pesticide into all the nooks and crannies of your kitchen or bathroom. This draws the insects out of their hiding spots and eliminates them on the spot. We also apply liquid residual insecticides in high-traffic areas to ensure that any roaches who may have survived will perish as well. These residuals are harmless to people and their pets. Other residuals include baits and dusts that have a similar effect on the cockroaches.
Immediately following treatment, you may see a spike in activity. This is because the cockroaches have been spooked out of their hiding spots. These are likely to perish very soon with the others. Within 30 days, you may also see some juvenile cockroaches come crawling out. But don’t worry! The residual pesticides that were applied following the ultra-light volume mist will eliminate whichever survivors are left. It’s very important that you do not clean up any baits, dusts, or liquid residuals that the technician left in your home. These insecticides are the key to making sure there are no survivors left.
If after 30 days you still see cockroaches, it’s time to call back. A professional at Toronto pest control will come back and retreat the premises for free as part of our 6-month warranty. Our team has the materials and know-how to properly get rid of cockroaches for good. Give us a call today and ask us how we can solve your cockroach problem.