The cockroach is considered one of the most obnoxious of household pests. This brown or black insect can be found in houses, apartment and office buildings, ships, trains, and airplanes in many parts of the world. Domestic cockroaches, which are also called roaches, have a disagreeable odor. They live in warm dark areas. Their broad flat bodies permit them to crawl in narrow cracks and along pipes. They hide in the daytime coming out at night to feed. The diet of the cockroach includes both plant and animal products ranging from food, paper, clothing and books to dead insects. Although cockroaches can be difficult to eliminate there are a variety of baits and traps that are very effective. Used in combination with good sanitary practices cockroaches can be controlled or eliminated. Cockroaches are believed to be able to transmit several different human diseases.
The cockroach has long powerful legs and can run very fast. Long antennae on the head are used for feeling in dark places. Most species have two pairs of wings that are larger in the males. The female cockroach carries her eggs in a leathery capsule called anootheca that protrudes from the rear of the abdomen. Females of some common species lay 16 to 45 eggs at a time. The eggs take from 4 to 12 weeks to hatch. After the female deposits an egg case, soft white young called nymphs emerge. After exposure to air, the nymphs harden and turn brown.
We will apply products in all kitchen cabinet areas, backsplash areas, under sinks (kitchen and baths), as well as the baseboard areas in all rooms. This treatment is commonly called either a general spray or crack & crevice treatment. Most times both types of treatments are used.
People and pets should not come in contact with the treated areas while the products are wet. Allow four (4) hours for the chemicals to dry. Plan on leaving your unit/house for this drying period. Wash all food preparation and storage surfaces with mild soap & water prior to preparing foods or storing dishes, pots, and pans. You may want to use new contact paper in the cabinets.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT OCCUPANTS OF THE DWELLING LEAVE THE PREMISES DURING ANY TREATMENTS.
What to Expect
You should see an immediate reduction in the number of roaches sighted. You must allow the chemicals 15 days to become fully effective. After this period if you are still experiencing a problem please give us a call, we may have to schedule a re-treat.
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