Pest Control
for Cockroaches

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Cockroaches can overrun a home or business because they breed quickly. Dozens can turn into hundreds and hundreds into thousands. Relying on conventional, over-the-counter components to rid your property of cockroaches often isn't enough, especially if the infestation is beyond those methods. It may be in the best interest to get professional pest control service to come in and tackle the problem, and the sooner the better. Once you see an immediate and noticeable reduction in cockroach infestation, you will find your property more comfortable and appealing.

Cockroaches are considered pests of public health because they are closely associated with humans and commonly breed and feed in unsanitary areas. About 4500 species of cockroaches have been identified. All of the pest cockroaches are nocturnal. All cockroaches have a gradual metamorphosis. Cockroaches are among the oldest surviving insect form on the planet. Domiciliary cockroaches are well-adapted to indoor life. They are flattened, which allows them to enter tight cracks and crevices. They are not unique in being able to survive periods of starvation, and cockroaches are no more resilient to radiation than most other insects. Albino cockroaches: All newly molted cockroaches are white. Over the next several hours after the molt, the wings and body gradually tan.


An effective cockroach control treatment begins with detection and identification of the infesting cockroach. Proper identification of the infesting cockroach species tells the technician where he should focus his treatments. For example, a German cockroach may be more active in the kitchen and around the refrigerator; while a wood roach may need to be treated from the outside or attic. After the pest has been identified and located, an initial treatment plan can be established.

The treatment for cockroaches can require using gel baits, granulars, residual spray, and foggers. Each method serves a different purpose and is based on the type of infestation. Gel baits can target a specific area in a kitchen where roaches are living. Granulars are used to treat the exterior to prevent cockroaches from entering the property. Residual spray can be applied to all cracks and crevices to continue treating cockroaches who come in contact with the spray for up to 3 months. A fogger can also be used for heavier infestations to run cockroaches out of tight hiding places, including behind the refrigerator or under the stove.

Vacuuming is a useful approach: The Benefits are an immediate impact on the cockroach population. Reduces reproductive potential. Removes insecticide-resistant cockroaches. Can be accomplished without vacating the building. Reduces the number of dead or dying cockroaches.

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Cockroaches are one of the most common bugs on the planet. While their size makes them easy prey for one's shoe, that same size gives them a resiliency that allows them to be adaptable and flexible to a broad range of environments. They move quickly and, while it's not unusual to be seen during the day, they prefer the dark, as anyone who has flipped a light switch and discovered as groups of cockroaches scamper to their hiding places. They have a half dozen legs, two antennae and some species have wings.

The common German cockroach can be found around the globe, recognized by its soft brown or tan coloration with black stripes behind its head. They have wings, but tend to use their legs to get around. They can be found in humid and warm areas, like kitchens and bathrooms, or where food and moisture is available. They use plumbing to get between points. The infestation usually starts when they are brought into the home via clothes, boxes or cardboard containers. They reproduce quickly and everything from pathogens and asthma in children has been linked to the German cockroach.

The cockroach is a threat to all your environments and should be dealt with promptly. If you want to eliminate cockroaches in your life, contact Bug-Off Exterminators for pest control service. Take advantage of our services and return your spaces back to where you expect them to be insect free.