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Cockroaches Control Service in Scarborough,
We will quickly eliminate all your cockroaches in an eco-friendly manner. At Pest Control Guard we offer an affordable and effective solution to all your cockroach problems.
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What are Cockroaches and their identifying characteristics?
A cockroach can vary depending on its species. Some common types of cockroaches in Canada are Oriental, German, and American varieties. Generally, cockroaches are brown to black in colour with a flat oval body shape. Their antennae are longer than their bodies. Adult cockroaches’ range 5mm to 55mm in size.
Cockroaches have vestigial wings that cover most of their dorsal abdomen. Their strong legs enable them to run quickly and make short jumps. Some cockroaches can also fly!
Cockroaches reproduce by way of ootheca or egg sacks. Egg hatching and nymph development depend on food and environmental conditions. Higher temperatures are suitable for the cockroach egg hatching process. Eggs of most cockroach species lose viability below 0°C.
Cockroaches reproduce quickly and have a long-life cycle. They can survive in extreme conditions. Cockroaches prefer food with carbs like cheese, bread, rice, chips, cereal, meat.
How do cockroaches get in my home?
Cockroaches can enter a home in a variety of ways. Cockroaches are known to travel looking for food and hiding spaces. A cockroach can get into your home from storage boxes from the grocery store.
Besides eggs, nymphs and adults can get in with old clothes, furniture and through gaps in windows and doors. They can also get in through bathroom pipes, ducts, and drainage pipes as well.
How to identify a Cockroach Infestation?
There are different signs to look for in case you suspect a cockroach infestation. Some notable identifiers of a cockroach infestation are:
- A single cockroach sighting can mean there are many others you do not see. You will note more cockroaches in the dark as they are nocturnal creatures. Baited sticky traps can be used to estimate the severity of a cockroach infestation.
- Cockroach faecal matter are the size of coffee grounds and are a warning sign of cockroach infestation. They can be found in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet and door hinges, around pipes and radiators or anywhere dark, moist or warm. These droppings can contain salmonella, E.Coli, Staphylococcus and other harmful bacteria.
- A large number of cockroach eggs is also a sign of infestation. Eggs are laid in dark, sheltered areas close to water and food sources. Cockroach oothecae are the size and shape of a grain of rice that can be dark brown to golden in colour. Each ootheca may contain up to 50 eggs
- If you have more severe infestations, you will notice this sign. Some species of cockroach emit a foul odour when they are frightened or disturbed. This smell can remain on foods or in harborage areas even after an infestation has been controlled or eliminated.
How to identify a Cockroach Infestation?
Cockroaches can cause health concerns for humans as they are vectors for various diseases, and they cause the spread of pathogens and bacteria that contaminate food and work surfaces. Cockroaches are also known to cause asthmatic sensitivity.
Cockroaches regularly encounter harmful bacteria in the garbage, sewage and other refuse. Pathogen gets attached to cockroach hairs which can then travel to your homes, food counters and pantries.
Cockroaches can carry and cause diseases like typhoid, dysentery, gastroenteritis, salmonella, E.coli, staph infection and other illnesses. Cockroaches have also been known to bite humans which is a major safety concern for humans living in an infested home.
Cockroach Extermination Process
At Pest Control Guard we have a team of skilled professionals who will inspect and identify the type and severity of cockroach infestation in your homes. Then they will derive the best method to deal with the extermination process in your home.
Cockroaches are very resilient and adaptive. So, a cheap easy extermination service will not guarantee a good service. The cockroaches may return in a few weeks. At Pest Control Guard, cockroach extermination is a step-by-step process that involves the usage of different treatment methods to ensure the complete elimination of cockroaches.
1. Spray Treatment
The first step is to spray a biopesticide throughout your home. This will kill off the cockroaches and remain as a residue for other cockroaches that come out of hiding.
2. Powder Treatment
A fine silica dust insecticide is injected into all crevices and wall cavities. This will create a protective powder barrier around your home and ensure further protection.
3. Gel Bait Treatment
This is the final step in which bait droplets is applied on the back of kitchen appliances, underneath sinks, and toilets, on cabinets and drawers. It is an effective, and safe method to eliminate a cockroach infestation. more cockroaches will be exposed to the bait as their dead bodies are consumed in the harborage.
Yes, Cockroaches are very harmful to humans. They are capable of transmitting diseases to man, including salmonella bacteria (food poisoning), polio and many forms of viruses.
Cockroach treatment costs depend on the number of rooms infested or severity of the infestation. On average a single room may cost $250-$300. It may cost up to $500 for 4 rooms.
Cockroaches are known to cause diseases in humans. As cockroaches are very resilient and adaptive, they are hard to kill. Hence it is important to hire a good professional pest control team to eliminate the cockroach infestation.
Cockroach pest control is a step-by-step process that depends on the size of the infestation and the number of rooms affected. It usually requires two weeks to kill all the cockroaches.
Cockroaches can invade your homes from boxes, luggage, old furniture, or mattress. You should call for cockroach pest control if you suspect an infestation. The extermination process may require few weeks.
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