cockroach

Cockroach control

Cockroaches can survive on any food source that is nearby, including hair, sewage or sweets and are known for spreading diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis.  Cockroaches have been on the plant for over 300 million years explaining why they are so adaptive to their surroundings. They tend to thrive in warm and moist climates, usually more active during night hours than day. From the 4,500 species of cockroaches around the world – you only need to worry about three invading your business and home.

Types of cockroaches

German cockroaches

German cockroaches

Pests
Oriental cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches

Pests
American cockroaches

American cockroaches

Pests

Signs Of Cockroaches

Fecal trails
Fecal trails
Cockroaches leave small black droppings which is used an identification of their trails.
Cockroaches leave small black droppings which is used an identification of their trails.
Odor
Odor
large population of cockroaches are present, a musty odor can be detected. This is a result of chemicals that are secreted by the cockroaches as form of communication within the population.
large population of cockroaches are present, a musty odor can be detected. This is a result of chemicals that are secreted by the cockroaches as form of communication within the population.
Egg cases
Egg cases
Female cockroaches produce egg cases carrying their eggs.
Female cockroaches produce egg cases carrying their eggs.
Cockroach sighting
Cockroach sighting
Cockroaches are ‘nocturnal’ meaning they have highly developed sense allowing them to be active in the dark. Due to this you hardly see them, if you see a few cockroaches during the day this could mean they were forced out by overcrowding population; a possible sign of severe infection.
Cockroaches are ‘nocturnal’ meaning they have highly developed sense allowing them to be active in the dark. Due to this you hardly see them, if you see a few cockroaches during the day this could mean they were forced out by overcrowding population; a possible sign of severe infection.

Prevention Tips

Cleanliness and food sources

Dispose standing food

Cockroaches only require infinitesimal amounts of food for a meal, so any crumbs or liquid foods can increase the probability of cockroach infestation. Removing leftover foods on tables, counters and desks will reduce the appeal of cockroaches to your home or business.

Store food away

Cockroaches have a strong unmistakable smell explaining their ability in seeking food sources. You can reduce this attraction by storing food/liquid contents in airtight containers.

External sources

Cupboard boxes brought to your home or business from external sources should be disposed and the content stored in plastic airtight containers. This will prevent a cockroach infection from external sources.

Empty bins regularly

Bins offer a variety of foods to consume thereby providing an ideal attraction for cockroaches. Emptying bins on daily basis and ensuring bins are kept outdoors will prevent cockroaches from breeding in your home or business.

Cleanliness standards

One of the ways to reduce the risk of a cockroach infestation is to ensure kitchens, food handling and storage areas are clear of food crumbs and waste spillage.

 

Maintenance

Sealing points of entry

General structure maintenance will deny cockroaches routes around the property and places to hide. Cracks and openings on structures can provide a breeding ground for cockroaches.

Pipes and drains

Cockroaches strive under moist and damp areas. Due to this they can be found near pipes and drains. Regular inspections of man these areas and ensuring the drains are not blocked provides an effective measure at controlling pest activity.

PREVENTION TIPS

CLEANLINESS AND FOOD SOURCES

Dispose standing food
Cockroaches only require infinitesimal amounts of food for a meal, so any crumbs or liquid foods can increase the probability of cockroach infestation. Removing leftover foods on tables, counters and desks will reduce the appeal of cockroaches to your home or business.
Store food away
Cockroaches have a strong unmistakable smell explaining their ability in seeking food sources. You can reduce this attraction by storing food/liquid contents in airtight containers.
External sources
Cupboard boxes brought to your home or business from external sources should be disposed and the content stored in plastic airtight containers. This will prevent a cockroach infection from external sources.
Empty bins regularly
Bins offer a variety of foods to consume thereby providing an ideal attraction for cockroaches. Emptying bins on daily basis and ensuring bins are kept outdoors will prevent cockroaches from breeding in your home or business.
Cleanliness standards
One of the ways to reduce the risk of a cockroach infestation is to ensure kitchens, food handling and storage areas are clear of food crumbs and waste spillage.

MAINTENANCE

Sealing points of entry
General structure maintenance will deny cockroaches routes around the property and places to hide. Cracks and openings on structures can provide a breeding ground for cockroaches.
Pipes and drains
Cockroaches strive under moist and damp areas. Due to this they can be found near pipes and drains. Regular inspections of man these areas and ensuring the drains are not blocked provides an effective measure at controlling pest activity.

Professional Treatment

Professional treatment is the most effective way to get of cockroaches in your home and business. At Professional Fumigation’s we use a combination of pesticides, gel bait and monitor traps to control the infestation.The cockroach gel is effective in indoor locations such as kitchens, food storage areas, hospitals and hotels. The bait is strategical placed in areas where cockroaches dwell. The toxins in the bait will affect the cockroaches through two processes.

  • Consumption
  • Secondary transmission to uninfected cockroaches through the faeces and saliva of infected cockroaches that consume the bait. This creates a cycle of toxins passing from infected cockroaches to uninfected.

The use of pesticides is required for large population of cockroaches and outdoor treatment such as man-holes and external perimeters.

A.I.M.S: ASSESSMENT. IMPLEMENT. MONITOR. SUPPORT-CARE
At professional fumigations we use an Integrated Pest Management approach, to help prevent pest activity before it occurs. We combine a collaborative on-going cycle of four activities to ensure maximum protection whilst ensuring preservation in ecological, environmental, and structural factors. How our A.I.M.S works:
Assessment

We provide a comprehensive inspection and documentation underlying pest-infestation.

Free comprehensive Inspection

Our Free visit will examine evidence of pest infestation, geography and structural conditions conducive to pests.

Comprehensive documentation

A Comprehensive survey report with diagrams illustrating pest problems and Interview reports on key personnel.

Implement

We work with you to develop a customized solution to your needs and the environment.

Focus on your prevention

Solutions tailed to your pest problem.

Triple Guarantee policy

  • Money back guarantee.
  • Complimentary service.
  • Response guarantee.

Environmentally responsible

Your professional team will use the most effective product with the least impact on the environment.

Monitoring

Year- round monitoring, analytics, and documentation service.

Intelligent monitoring

We provide insect traps monitors to spot signs of pest activity reported to you with comprehensive trend analysis.

Customized Reporting tool

Receive monthly reports.

Pest- alerts

Receive alert notifications on your portal for potential pest problems.

Support-care

Your Free support services.

Free support service

Comprehensive prevention advice upon each visit.

Free regular service

inspections throughout your contract with us.