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Effective Cockroach Control In The Metro East

Cockroaches take over your home and compromise your family’s health. Take back control with Pestegic’s professional cockroach control service.

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Cockroach Extermination for Your Metro East Home

Cockroaches are a common pest found in homes and businesses across the Metro East region. These pests are known for their ability to quickly reproduce, making it difficult to control infestations once they take hold.

The most common cockroach that we see in the Metro East is German Cockroaches. These cockroaches live with humans, and travel from location to location with people. They’re brought in boxes, clothing, and even deliveries from other locations that are infested with German Cockroaches.

Cockroaches are not just a nuisance but can also spread diseases such as salmonella and gastroenteritis. These pests can cause allergies and asthma in children and adults.

Our cockroach control services help you take back control of your home from these filthy pests. We understand that cockroach infestations can be overwhelming, but Pestegic technicians have the experience and skills to effectively eliminate them from your home.

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Pestegic Cockroach Pest Control Treatments

Cockroach Inspection

Cockroaches are a notorious pest that can be difficult to detect and eliminate. One of the most effective ways to control cockroaches is by inspecting for their hiding places. These pests prefer dark, warm, and moist environments, making them typically found in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. They can hide in cracks and crevices in walls, under appliances, in drains, and even behind wallpaper.

Our cockroach control experts at Pestegic are trained to thoroughly inspect all potential hiding places for cockroaches, to locate the source of the infestation and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Cockroach Cleanout Extermination

Effective cockroach control requires a comprehensive approach that addresses all stages of the cockroach life cycle.

Our first step will be to eliminate as many cockroaches as quickly as possible to give you immediate relief. Next, we’ll use bait products, placed strategically in locations where cockroaches are most likely to feed on them. During a follow-up visit from Pestegic, we will replenish bait, and apply a product with long-term residual effect to take care of any new eggs that hatch after the initial treatment.

Cockroaches on Floor Eating Crumbs
Cockroaches have evolved to live with humans – here they’re eating crumbs off a floor.

Why Metro East Homeowners Struggle Getting Rid of Cockroaches

When we arrive at a metro east home, the owners often show us the containers of products they’ve used trying to take care of the cockroaches on their own. The story is usually similar: They’ve applied the product, it killed a bunch of roaches, but in a few weeks the problem comes right back. Usually they’ve gone through a couple cycles of this before they call Pestegic for help.

Insecticide Use

While insecticides sold at hardware stores can be effective in controlling some pests, they are often not enough to eliminate a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches have developed resistance to many of the chemicals found in over-the-counter products. In addition, these products are often not applied correctly or in the right areas, allowing cockroaches to continue to thrive.

The Life-Cycle of a Cockroach

The life cycle of cockroaches involves multiple stages, including eggs, nymphs, and adults. In order to effectively control a cockroach infestation, it is necessary to target all stages of the life cycle. Most DIY treatments only address the adult stage of the cockroach, leaving the eggs and nymphs to continue to develop and hatch, resulting in a re-infestation.

Hidden Infestations

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures and tend to hide during daylight hours. This means that even if you only see one or two cockroaches in your home, there could be dozens more hiding out of sight. Insecticide usage in the home often drives cockroaches into hiding until the insecticide wears off, then they come back out. So after the treatment, the problem appears to go away, but soon the cockroaches are back.

What To Expect During a Pestegic Pest Control Treatment for Cockroaches

Before Your Cockroach Control Treatment

Before a cockroach treatment, homeowners should take steps to prepare their home. This includes removing clutter and debris from the floors, such as boxes, paper bags, and old newspapers, that can provide hiding places for cockroaches. They should also clean up any food debris, crumbs, and spills from countertops, sinks, and floors, as these can attract and feed cockroaches.

Taking these steps before a treatment will increase the effectiveness of the treatment, and help you get rid of cockroaches faster.

Identifying Where Cockroaches are Hiding

When your Pestegic technician arrives at your metro east home for a cockroach treatment, the first step is to identify where the cockroaches are hiding. This is a critical step because cockroaches are experts at hiding in hard-to-reach areas. Our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your home looking for signs of cockroach activity such as fecal matter, shed skins, and egg cases. We’ll also identify potential entry points and harborages, such as cracks in walls, gaps in windows and doors, and cluttered areas.

Cockroaches will hide in dark, damp places and are attracted to sources of food, water, and warmth. Common hiding spots include cracks and crevices, behind appliances, in drains, and underneath sinks. They can also hide in electrical outlets, behind wallpaper, and in cardboard boxes. Our technicians are trained to identify all potential hiding spots, so they can develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the infestation.

Initial Treatment

After we’ve identified where cockroaches are harboring in your home, we often use a vacuum as our first step. This method is effective in removing visible cockroaches, as well as their eggs and debris, from harborage areas. The vacuum we use has a HEPA filter, which ensures that cockroach particles are trapped and not released back into the air. Vacuuming also helps to physically remove cockroach attractants, such as food crumbs and debris, from cracks and crevices.

Next, we will apply bait in the areas that cockroaches are most likely to travel. We know cockroaches and their habits, and how they move throughout a home. Using this knowledge, we’re going to place the bait optimally to get the most activity. Baiting is the most effective method of cockroach control because it targets the entire cockroach population, including the ones hiding in their harborages.

Cockroaches are social insects and tend to feed on the same food source, so when they encounter the bait, they will take it back to their nest, where other cockroaches will also feed on it. Young cockroaches will feed on the excrement of the adults, resulting in the bait spreading throughout the entire population, including the ones that are difficult to reach with traditional insecticide sprays. With baiting, we can eliminate the cockroach infestation at the source, ensuring long-lasting results.

Follow-Up Treatment

At the follow-up visit, our team will carefully inspect your property to determine whether there are any remaining signs of cockroach activity. We’ll replenish the bait stations we previously installed, and apply a residual insecticide treatment to any areas where cockroaches may be hiding. This will ensure that any newly hatched cockroaches that were not affected by the initial treatment will also be eliminated. Our residual treatment will continue to work for weeks after our visit, providing ongoing protection against future re-infestations

The combination of bait and residual treatment is the most effective way to control cockroaches, as it targets both the adult insects and any newly hatched nymphs, preventing them from reaching maturity and reproducing. By using this method, we can eliminate cockroaches from your property and prevent them from returning.

The cost of the follow-up visit is included in every initial quote from Pestegic for cockroach control, there is no extra charge for this.