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About Cockroaches

Cockroaches create all manner of problems in which ever environment they invade, and these are among the most common.

  • Cockroaches or roaches forage for food at night and will migrate from one premises to another through sewers and underground drains, or through ceilings..
  • They are known to spread dangerous diseases through contamination of foodstuffs, these diseases include polio, hepatitis, salmonella, hookworm and tapeworm.
  • They are extremely sensitive to vibration and disturbances and will quickly scurry for cover.

 

Cockroach & Roach Prevention:

There are numerous effective measures that one can take to combat Roach infestations. These are a few of the most effective preventative of such measures available in the common household.

  • Cockroaches or roaches are found mainly in kitchens, bathrooms, cupboards, electrical boxes, manhole drains and sewers, preferring dark damp areas, so it is important that these areas be kept as clean and dust-free as possible, at all times.
  • Cracks and crevices in tiles, walls, backs of cupboards, etc should be sealed up, as this will eliminate areas where cockroaches can nest and breed.
  • Kitchen grease is a great attractant and food source for cockroaches, so always check underneath and behind appliances such as the fridge, stove, microwave etc as well as countertops and keep these areas clean.

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Useful Information If Termite Treatment is Necessary

Do not panic. There is no need to be alarmed if termite activity is found in your home and treatment is necessary. Termites work slowly and the structure will not be extensively damaged or collapse overnight.

Take your time to make a sound decision. Do not allow anyone to force you to make quick decisions. If you decide to hire a commercial pest control company, get two or more cost estimates. It is important to request the plan of work revealing sites of termite activity and treatment procedures. Ask for written information on chemical treatment procedures, repair of wood work, warranties, copies of insecticide labels and other pertinent information. Compare bids before making decisions. Ask about liability insurance.

Beware these situations:

Someone says that a structure will be treated with a secret chemical formula

pest control operators with no business address and no listed phone number, and

operators with no liability insurance.

Termite Control

The goal is to establish a continuous insecticide barrier between the termite colony (usually in the soil) and wood in a building. Sometimes there may be a secondary termite colony above the soil (in the roof or other areas with a constant moisture supply) that requires additional treatment. Insecticide barriers may be established during or after building construction. In an existing building, termite treatments may involve any of the following procedures: a) mechanical alterations, and/or b) use of an insecticide to treat the soil, foundation and wood. In most cases, it is beyond the ability of an untrained person to attempt the termite treatment, unless it is a spot treatment or a person has work experience in this area.

Generally, termite treatment should be performed by professional pest control operators. Termite treatment requires special tools such as hammer drills, sub-slab injectors, rodding devices, engines equipped with pumps, protective equipment, etc.

Caution

Do not apply insecticides when soil is frozen or saturated with water. Frozen or saturated soil will not absorb insecticide uniformly.

Do not let humans and pets touch treated surfaces until surfaces are dry.

Before using insecticides for termite control, always READ, UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW all label directions.

Keep all pesticides in original containers, out of reach of children and away from food, feed and water.

Do not plant food crops in treated soil.

Do not allow children and pets to play in treated soil.