Cockroaches are an all to well known home intruder. Weather its the infamous German Cockroach, the larger American Cockroach or any of our indigenous roach species. Chances are even one Cockroach is one Cockroach too many. Cockroach Control Cape Town have your answer. When is comes to Insects with an advanced level of resistance, we have adopted a species specific approach. By using ground breaking breaking dual action residual insecticides and targeted baits and sprays, our services are guaranteed.
Cockroach Infestations are notoriously hard to handle, luckily for you, Cockroach Control Cape Town is the service you need. Our seasoned staff can identify your species and treat then at the source and advice you on remedial actions to take for long term results. There is no need for your Cape Town home to be a Cockroach factory.
Cockroach Control Cape Town can educate to enable long term Cockroach Control.
There are only a few Pest species of Cockroach found here in Cape Town. 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 Cape Town have advanced extermination Techniques.
The Cockroach Control Cape Town 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 Cape Town 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 Cape Town, 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 an Cockroach Infestations in Cape Town.
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 Cape Town 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 Cape Town 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 Cape Town.
Cockroach Control Cape Town deal with the following Pest Cockroaches.
Here in Cape Town, 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 Cape Town have the answer for the following species:
German Cockroach Control Cape Town
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 Cape Town team. German Cockroaches are the number 1 most invasive Pest Insect in the world.
American Cockroach Control Cape Town
These are the larger species of Cockroach found here in Cape Town. 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 Cape Town
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 Cape Town often washes away hence the use of Fumigants, targeted insecticides and alluring baits.
Cockroach Control Cape Town 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 Cape Town 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 inbetween.
If you think you may have an active Cockroach infestation, call the Cockroach Control Cape Town 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.