Cockroach removal and control is probably one of the biggest reasons our $35.00 off pest control couponphone rings here at Ecopest. The key to success in cockroach removal and control is a thorough inspection and application of control products.
How Long Will It Take For Cockroach Removal?
The average cockroach removal process will take anywhere from 6 to 8 months to get under control. The average service visit should take anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. We not only get into the hard to reach areas. We put in the work that the other guys who, “can’t get rid of roaches,” simply won’t do. The not so fun, dirty, messy, roach in your hair kind of work that it takes to get rid of a roach problem.
Our Proprietary Cockroach Removal System
So how do we do it? We use a proprietary system that combines bait with birth control for cockroaches. This causes a chain reaction behind the scenes while cutting off the multiplication factor at its source. We put them all on the pill whether they want to be or not. When a cockroach eats our bait and dies behind the scenes and is cannibalized by other cockroaches those cockroaches then die, repeating the process. As mentioned before sanitation plays a huge role in cockroach removal and control. The bait that we use is a food source. The better the sanitation the more of our product they have to eat and the better the results. A lack of sanitation means alternative food sources and makes it take longer to get a cockroach problem under control.Schedule a Visit
Cockroach identification varies from species to species. In Alabama, we deal with only a handful of the usual suspects. Most of the cockroach species in Alabama occur outdoors and are only an occasional invader. The exception to the rule is usually an indication of a leak or damage to the structure or plumbing.
The outdoor species of roach in Alabama are usually really dark brown in color. We are talking about a deep dark mahogany color of brown. One of the two species we deal with are the American Cockroach, which is about an inch long and really dark brown. The American cockroach requires a ton of moisture to live and thrives outdoors in moist damp environments such as tree bark, leaf debris, and mulch. The American cockroach thrives behind vinyl siding or masonite siding. They can also live in weep holes on brick structures. Commonly referred to as a tree roach.
The second outdoor cockroach we will review is the Oriental Cockroach. The Oriental cockroach is also a deep dark brown color. However, they are short and stubby. The oriental cockroach is about a half inch in length and also requires a high amount of moisture. Usually finding these species indoors is a sign of an opening around a pipe, or high moisture in a crawl space, or a faulty door seal. They also live in the same places as the American cockroach.
The most common cockroach problem we deal with in Alabama is the German Cockroach. With cockroach identification, the German Cockroach is the easiest to identify. It is light tan in color and usually has 2 brown stripes on the pronotum, behind the head. They are about as long as from the end of your pinky finger to the first knuckle. The german cockroach is commensal and only lives with humans. If you find this type of cockroach in your home get geared up for a fight, because left unchecked they will take over.
What You Should Know
The females lay an egg case, called an ootheca, 4-6 times during their life. The egg case contains 30 to 40 cockroaches. The female only carries the egg case for about 2 days before depositing it and leaving it to hatch. A cockroach will shed its skin 9 times between egg to adult. The juvenile cockroaches are called nymphs. These cast skins are a major problem. They not only cause allergies but a high percentage of children raised in a roach infested environment are clinically proven to develop asthma. The same is true for elderly patients and the development of COPD. Not to mention the bacteria and disease german cockroaches spread everywhere they travel. Cockroaches are cannibalistic and once populations reach a certain level can thrive regardless of human sanitation efforts. They can even survive extreme temperatures and live for a year without food.