Cockroach Pest Control
Cockroaches have a reputation for being hard to kill. With their varying sizes, cockroaches can easily escape through unnoticeable cracks and will are often found lurking in dark corners.
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While these insects are normally found in restaurants, commercial buildings, and warehouses, they do appear in Seattle homes. At Pest Solutions, our team of educated technicians can provide you with inspections, pest treatments, and maintenance services to ensure that cockroaches are completely gone.
Roach Pest Control Services
Generally, circumstances dictate that using a chemical pesticide by way of spot treatment is the most effective way to remove cockroaches from your property. At Pest Solutions, we provide the following pest control services:
- Natural and Chemical Pesticides
- Mechanical Pest Control: Using physical barriers to blog entrance.
- Biological Pest Control: Using natural predators and repellents.
- Removing breeding grounds, food sources, etc.
The best method for removing a cockroach infestation can be determined by looking a few contributing factors. Before a pest control technician can recommend a solution for your pest problem, they will need to look at:
- Where the cockroaches are located, especially if multiple nests.
- What the roaches are attracted to.
- The insect’s food source.
- The size of the infestation.
- The type of roach in your home.
While roaches are viewed to be disgusting yet harmless, they pose a greater risk to commercial businesses and restaurants; cockroaches carry a number of diseases. In addition, several cockroach species are attracted to products that are stored in bulk and commonly stocked in stores and markets.
Time is of the essence once you have identified a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches breed very quickly and lay a lot of eggs. The small pest problem you have now can quickly turn into a large-scale infestation that demands more serious control measures. Contacting a pest control company to set up a formal inspection is the next step in addressing this problem.
When to Contact Roach Pest Control
Some small roach infestations can be easily and quickly handled with over-the-counter products and by eliminating their food source. However, there are times when an infestation has grown so large that more professional services are required. Here are some ways for you to determine if contacting a pest control company is justified:
- Does anyone in my family or building run the risk of contracting a disease because of this pest?
- Is the problem widespread?
- Do family members / customers / coworkers have allergies to the insects?
- Can you determine the extent of the infestation?
- Are the cockroaches causing damage?
- Have other pest control methods been unsuccessful?
- Could this infestation reveal a more serious problem?
If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, then it’s time to pick up the phone and contact your local pest control company about how to get rid of your roaches.
Types of Cockroaches in Washington
Washington is home to a number of roaches. American and German cockroaches are the most common. Washington is also home to Floridian and Oriental cockroaches.
Different types of roaches demand different pest control methods, so identifying the cockroach in your home is a critical step in developing a complete pest solution.
As indicated by their appearance in Washington, German cockroaches are not limited to Germany. In fact, these pesky roaches are common throughout most of the world. Growing to about 1-1.5 millimeters long, they are identified by their light brown color and double black stripes behind their head.
German cockroaches prefer to lay their eggs where bulk foods are stored for long periods of time. This includes most Washington restaurants, schools, grocery stores, and pantries. Their small size can make them difficult to remove, but these roaches can contaminate and destroy substantial amounts of product.
These cockroaches are a mahoghany brown color with a highlighted yellow stripe behind the head as adults. Unfortunately, American roaches can grow to be about 3 inches long, much longer than their German counterparts.
American cockroaches prefer moist environments, so whether in a commercial building or at home, you will often find them hidden in kitchens, bathrooms, underneath furniture, and around phone line cavities.
While these two types of cockroaches are certainly the most common, they are not the only types in Seattle. In order to effectively treat and eliminate these insects, they must be identified accurately. A local pest control company will provide you with an expert analysis of the pests on your property and assist you with removing the infestation.
Contact Pest Solutions
If you are tired of dealing with the damage caused by cockroaches, it’s time to contact Pest Solutions. Our professionally trained and experienced technicians provide cockroach inspections and exterminations to rid your property of these annoying and potentially harmful insects.
We provide top-of-the-line services using the latest pest control technology and removal methods available. We also provide a pest maintenance plan that works to ensure that no pest of any kind ever returns to your home.
For more information about our pest control services, contact us today at (866)-610-0098 or by filling out our contact form.