Cockroach Control can be a grizzly topic. Cockroaches spread near and far, who knows maybe your neighbors have a Cockroach Infestation? Lucky for you, you’ve visited the correct website, here at Cape Town Pest Control we have the technology to deal with any level of Cockroach Infestation effortlessly.
In many instances, people think Cockroaches are an indication of an underlying hygiene problem. This is only somewhat true. According to Cockroach Control , Cockroaches have adapted to survive in even clean environments. Yes, Cockroaches thrive in filth and fat but they can be found in all fields of life.
Cockroach Control can educate to enable long term Cockroach Control.
There are only a few Pest species of Cockroach found here in . Although there are hundreds of indigenous species, only a handful are significant in the world of Pest Extermination. Cockroaches are a metropolitan Pest and survive in even the most extreme conditions. Here are some interesting facts of Cockroaches in general.
- A Pest Cockroach can live up to a week without its head. They have an open circulatory system and breath through tiny holes through their body. They eventually die from dehydration as they need their head for drinking water.
- A Cockroach can hold its breath for up to 40minutes, they do this all the time to regulate the loss of water in their body.
- Cockroaches can run about 5km an hour, this allows them to spread disease and bacteria throughout your home rather quickly.
- The worlds largest Roach as about six inches long and has a foot long wing span. Luckily for us they are not found in South Africa.
- There are about 4000 listed species of Cockroach world wide, luckily for only a few are Pests.
- Cockroaches are cold blooded hence the ability for them to go without food for a month, fortunately they die from dehydration in about a week.
Cockroach Control have advanced extermination Techniques.
The Cockroach Control team use advanced methods to handle even the more high level of Cockroach infestations. Methods of control may include, specialized Gel, Pheromone traps and Baited Insecticide sprays or just baits in general. Rather than just go in to a client blind, spray and pray to kill a couple Roaches.
We use a multiple faceted approach. This targets the Infestation at the source thus guaranteeing results. Cockroaches such as Blattella germanica or the German Cockroach, have built up a chemical tolerance over the years. This makes them tough to gain control of. Cockroach Control have tailored techniques to ensure under exposure and incorrect practices will not hamper our Extermination attempts.
By using a more advanced method we are able to give all clients a 3 month guarantee with all our Cockroach Exterminations, unless stated otherwise.
In many situations, so called Professional Exterminators treat High Level Cockroach Infestations incorrectly. They use weak or incorrectly mixed pyrethroids. These are chemical stimulants that affect the Insects central nervous system. The unfortunate part is that Cockroaches in general have built up a tolerance to many of these pyrethroids. In theory, over stimulation should kill the Cockroach, thats how many of our products work. In the real world these poor quality chemicals stimulate the insects just enough to chase them out of hiding, causing them to spread. This happens with out eventual death of the Insect.
At Cockroach Control , we take the history and past treatments in to account when controlling an Infestation. Do do not use pyrethroids but rather a targeted approach. Pyrethroids by nature are detectable by the insects this means they are often avoided. We use targeted methods with undetectable chemicals.
Factors influencing the rise and fall of a Cockroach Infestations in
In many cases, Pests such as Rodents are known to help prevent or manage an already prevalent cockroach Infestation. Rats and Mice are known to love the taste of a juicy cockroach. Our Cockroach Control technicians often find evidence of high levels of Cockroach activity with out any Cockroaches present. Too often an out of control Rodent Infestation will eat or control an Infestation.
Weather also plays a large factor in determining the level and ability to grow and spread an infestation. The warmer and more humid their environment is the faster they will grow and breed. Because Cockroaches are cold blooded, they rely on Warmth to move, feed and digest their food as well as breed. The warmer the better. Here in infestations get out of control due to artificial heat generated by anything from kitchen appliances to heaters.
The availability of food and harbourage may be the most common and obvious issue affecting a Cockroach Infestation. Too often restaurants and even private individuals wait till a Cockroach Epidemic is on their doorstep before getting professional assistance. Poor hygiene and storage practices feed and harbor these Pests as well as hamper any treatment attempted by Cockroach Control .
Cockroach Control deal with the following Pest Cockroaches.
Here in , the following species of Cockroach pose a threat. These Roaches spread disease and bacteria. Pathogens spread can be potentially deadly if left untreated. Cockroach Control have the answer for the following species:
German Cockroach Control
These are possible the most common Pest Roach species. German Cockroaches are often found in kitchens swarming round the heat generated by Fridges, Microwaves, Kettles and Ovens. These small brown German Cockroaches have gathered a mean chemical resilience over the years. These are almost impossible to treat if your not a professional like the Cockroach Control team. German Cockroaches are the number 1 most invasive Pest Insect in the world.
American Cockroach Control
These are the larger species of Cockroach found here in . American Cockroaches frequent sewers and are called Water Bugs in some countries. Often attracted to lights at night American Cockroaches squeeze through the gaps in doors and windows infesting wood piles or the kick boards under your kitchen sink. American Cockroaches are renound for spreading diseases such as E coli and Salmonella. They carry is straight from the drain to your plate.
Oriental Cockroach Control
Oriental Cockroaches are more rare than the previous two species on this list. Our local Cape Wood Cockroach is commonly mistaken for an Oriental Cockroach by would be “Professionals.” These Cockroaches are tougher to kill than the American counterpart as they seldom leave their damp dark living quarters. The residual chemicals applied by Cockroach Control often washes away hence the use of Fumigants, targeted insecticides and alluring baits.
Cockroach Control should be you first port of call
When is comes to the control of any out of control Pest Infestation, Cape Town Pest Control have know knowledge and means for full control. We have adapted treatments to suite your pocket as well as your unique situation. If you reside in or surrounding areas, feel free to give us a call for a full list of services. We cover a wide array of pests, anything from tiny Bird Mites to larger Scorpions and everything in between.
If you think you may have an active Cockroach infestation, call the Cockroach Control Specialists for a free no obligation quotation for any and all pest related issues. Weather you have Rodents or Insects such as Ants or Fishmoths, we have the answer. Our staff have a wealth of industry knowledge.