Cockroach Control Edmonton

Cockroaches are among the most common pests in residential and commercial buildings in Edmonton. At night, they search for food in kitchens, food storage areas, garbage bins, drains, and sewers. When we perform cockroach pest control, a full report is conducted that outlines any and all sanitation issues, areas of concern, and recommendations to prevent and control infestations. Cockroaches are a major health risk that can cause costly repairs and can damage the reputation of your Edmonton business.

Cockroach Description and Behavior
Cockroaches are flattened in shape from top to bottom, usually with two pairs of wings folded flat over their backs. Most species rarely fly but they walk really fast. Colors usually vary from light brown to black. Cockroaches have been on Earth for more than 300 million years, they are one of the oldest groups of insects known, and they are also one of the most common. And because of this, they are one of the hardiest insects. The majority of cockroaches will prefer sites that are close to moisture or water. However, some species like the brown-banded cockroach can live for several days without needing to drink. As a result, they can be found in areas of a structure where other species would typically not be found in. This can make their control for homeowner's, a difficult task because of the time it can take, the expertise, and the products that are required for control.

Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation

  1. 1. Cockroach Sightings
    Sightings of adult or nymph roaches is a sure sign that a cockroach problem is present. Since cockroaches are nocturnal they are mostly sighted after dark but can be seen running during the day. They scurry about for places to hide when startled by a sudden light or noise.
  2. 2. Fecal Matter
    Another common early indicator of a cockroach infestation is the fecal matter they leave behind. For the majority of cockroach species, the fecal droppings are about the size and color of coffee grounds. They are typically concentrated in food areas or where moisture is found, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Particularly underneath countertops, cabinetry hinges, kitchen drawer tracks, underneath sinks, etc.
  3. 3. Damage And Smell
    Fecal matter and secretions that are produced by roaches can stain hard and soft Fecal matter and secretions that are produced by roaches can stain hard and soft surfaces and can affect the flavor of food. In severe infestations, the fecal matter and secretions can have a prevalent odor.

Health Risks Associated With An Infestation
Cockroaches are a serious health concern. Some people may become allergic to cockroaches after frequent exposure to infestations. They are a concern to those with asthma and can cause severe, even life-threatening complications. They are known carriers of health conditions including diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella, staphylococcus, E. Coli, and are also carriers of a variety of other harmful bacteria.

Why Are Cockroaches So Successful?

The Ability To Adapt
Cockroaches are extremely adaptable. They have adjusted to the changes of our planet for hundreds of millions of years. Not only have they adjusted to natural changes, they have also adapted to life with human beings as well. They have not only used our homes and businesses as a shelter but feed on our food and water as well.

Diverse Diet
Roaches will eat almost anything. They eat a variety of foods like starches, sugars, grease, meat, decaying organic material, dead animals, wallpaper and stamps etc. (primarily because the glue that is used to make wallpaper and stamps are made from animal bi-products which the roaches feed on).

Body Size
Cockroach pests in North America are typically small in size, giving them the ability to hide and infest cracks or crevices and kitchen and food areas. They can be found under refrigerators, ovens, false bottoms underneath sinks, in cabinets, and in crevasses where baseboards meet floors.

Activity Pattern
Roaches spend the daytime in dark, secluded sites and become active at night to search for food and water. As a result, cockroaches can build large populations before going detected.

Reproductive Cycle
Cockroaches will produce eggs in the form of a capsule, which they will either carry or lay. Depending on the species, every Roach has the potential to carry up to forty eggs and yield up to four hundred offspring a year. The newly hatched juveniles reach maturity quickly and continue growing the population.

Removing Cockroaches From Your Edmonton Property

Service Appointments 1 And 2:
The first service is a thorough inspection of all areas in your home with current or suspected activity. Our exterminator will inspect your home, targeting areas where cockroaches congregate such as the kitchen, and bathrooms. We perform a customized extermination process to the areas in your home where cockroach activity is present or suspected. We apply a liquid insecticide to kill active adults and depending on the level of activity, our technician may also use traps and insecticide dust to help kill any active roaches or any future cockroaches that may develop. Our exterminator may also apply a product that interferes with the reproductive cycle of the cockroaches and prevents new adults from developing. Two weeks later, our exterminator will perform the second service to monitor any progress after the first service and treat any remaining activity.

How Do I Stop This From Spiraling Out Of Control?

  1. 1. Eliminate Any Potential Food Sources
    Store foods sealed containers or in sealed bags and clear any scraps that may be left out. Eliminate standing water sources left in sinks, or pools that could be on the floor.
  2. 2. Clear away food waste and liquid or food residue
    Clean up food particles that are in your food preparation areas, under sinks areas, under/around appliances. Take any trash out on a daily basis and keep outdoor/indoor garbage in sealed bins.

Remove Pet Food That Sits Idle Over Night
Eliminating standing pet food and water dishes before night time will eliminate the potential of further feeding the infestation

Store Pop Cans, Bottles, And Empty Food Containers
It's important to keep any cans/bottles to be returned, as well as recyclable food containers, out of the affected area

De-Clutter As Much As Possible
Ditch any newspapers and magazines that may be laying around, cardboard boxes, and clear any other forms of items from the floor, pantry, under sink areas and cupboards. Roaches will release an aggregation pheromone while they defecate that communicates to others that the area is safe for harborage.

We have battled roaches extensively and effectively in Edmonton by using quality products that work in combination with our experience and proven roach extermination methods. When the cockroach army invades, the only army you need is the one you haven't called yet. Schedule your service appointment today!

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