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Roaches

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GERMAN COCKROACH

The most common cockroach variety, these disgusting creatures are very prolific (the female lays up to 90 egg cases in her lifespan, each case containing up to 50 eggs… that’s 4,500 roaches from just one female)! German Cockroaches are light brown in color, approximately 1/2 inch in length (adult), and are known carriers of bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. The fecal matter of an infestation has a strong odor and have been known to aggravate the symptoms of those who suffer from asthma.

BROWN BANDED COCKROACH

The Brown Banded Cockroach is light brown in color, approximately 1/2 inch long (adult) with fully developed wings and are known carriers of bacteria and protozoa. The female generally produces 20 egg cases in her lifetime, each containing up to 18 eggs.

ORIENTAL COCKROACH

Oriental Cockroach adults are dark brown to black and are approximately 1 inch in length. Dark, damp, cool areas are the preferred habitat and they are generally found at or near ground level. The adult female produces approximately 200 offspring during her lifespan. The Oriental cockroach, although less agile than other varieties, are of particular concern because they live on filth.

AMERICAN COCKROACH

Significantly larger than the afore mentioned varieties, the American Cockroach adult is approximately 1 1/2 inches long and reddish-brown in color and with fully developed wings. Typically, they are found in dark, warm areas near moisture such as in basements and crawl spaces and around bathtubs, floor drains, and sewers.

Roaches thrive where unsanitary conditions exist, in areas where there is a nearby source of food and water and generally stay in dark, warm areas such as behind refrigerators, freezers, and cooking stoves, and in cracks and crevices around cabinets, vanities, door hinges, wall baseboards and trim, inside paper and plastic bags, behind wall hangings, in drains, around water heaters, under sinks, and inside electronic appliances.

Ban-A-Pest service technicians use the best pesticides and baits on the market such as Phantom®, Max Force®, and Advion® to ensure you that your roach problem is resolved safely and effectively.

Before The Certified Technician Arrives

Perform any sanitation and cleaning prior to technician’s arrival. Do not attempt to use other means of pest control (pesticides, baits, etc.) as these could easily prevent the control methods used by the service technician from being effective. Remove all items from kitchen cabinets, under sinks, and away from baseboards. Be prepared to describe to the Service Technician areas where roaches have been discovered.

After The Certified Technician Leaves

Make every possible attempt to practice good housekeeping to help prevent roach proliferation. This is very important. When possible, eliminate sources of food and water. Make sure that floors are clean and free of debris. Remove trash often, especially if it contains discarded food items. Do not use other over-the-counter insecticides as these could render our products useless.

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