What are cockroaches?
Cockroaches are among the hardiest insects on the planet. Cockroaches typically feed on human and pet food but can also survive on limited resources such as glue from the back of postage stamps. Cockroaches can live up to a year and, in favorable conditions, a female cockroach can produce 300-400 offspring in that time. Some cockroaches have been known to live up to three months without food and a month without water.
How do I get cockroaches?
Cockroaches can be introduced to a home in bags, boxes, luggage, clothing, used furniture, appliances, etc.
Corrugated cardboard boxes are a particularly good source of infestation. Cockroaches can also move between connected apartments.
Did you know?
Cockroaches leave saliva and excrement on your dishes, cookware, countertops and any other surfaces they cross.
In addition to food poisoning, dysentery and diarrhea, cockroach infestations are a source of allergens and can irritate allergies and asthma in people, especially children.
How do I get rid of cockroaches?
Control of cockroaches requires a minimum of three treatments** spaced at one week intervals. As soon as treatment appointments are made the following is REQUIRED to aide in the control of cockroaches and must be maintained throughout the treatment period:
- Keep the kitchen clean!
- Wash dishes and clean up crumbs and spills promptly.
- Pay special attention to range tops as cockroaches love grease.
- Sweep and/or vacuum floors regularly to remove food and debris on floors.
- Put food away! Keep food in the refrigerator or in sealed containers.
- Do not leave your pet food and water out overnight.
- Empty trash regularly! And keep trash away from the house.
- Fix dripping faucets or leaks! Cockroaches are attracted to water.
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**Well established infestations may require additional applications.