Cockroaches are most common problems for many homes. They have total six legs along with two antennas. They are of dark to light brown in color and have patterns on their wings. They mostly prefer moist and damp areas and can be easily found roaming in laundry, kitchen, bathrooms and in warehouses. Since, cockroaches have many species, it is crucial to identify them and apply appropriate solution for their elimination. Some of the common species include:

  • German cockroaches
  • American cockroaches
  • Asian cockroaches
  • Smokey Brown cockroaches

Facts about Cockroaches

  • Cockroaches can move at a speed of 3 MPH
  • They can easily live without food for 30 days and without water for 14 days
  • They can climb surfaces
  • They have around 5000 species
  • Most cockroaches have wings to fly

Signs of Cockroach Infestation in Your Home

Cockroach Extermination

Cockroaches live and feed in the dark. So, if you encounter a cockroach during day time, cockroach infestation is a highly likely possibility. They hide and breed in moist areas and are found behind the sinks, stoves, under the floors and inside electrical appliances. They can easily fit their bodies into narrow areas such as within the wall cracks, beneath rubber mats and carpets etc.

Cockroach feces are the visible sign of an infestation in your home. The feces produced by small roaches resemble black pepper while mature cockroaches eject cylindrical droppings. In case of serious infestation, you can smell some strong or musty odor around.

Cockroach Damages

The female cockroaches lays around 6 to 40 egg capsules and are capable of yielding several eggs. They spread quickly and can pollute the food and water causing diarrhea, skin infection, food poisoning and many more diseases. They can easily transmit germs and protozoa leading to various health conditions.

Preventive Methods

There are two most effective methods homeowners can undertake for cockroach infestation:

Maxforce Gel
Our technicians apply Maxforce gel and other commercial roach bait to eliminate cockroach infestations from your home. It is the type of stomach poison that is highly effective. However, the complete extermination process might take 4 to 6 weeks. There are several benefits of bait treatment such as it doesn’t require any prior preparation, the whole process is safe and there’s no need to vacate the place.

Residual Insecticides
Spray using residual insecticide can also be an effective alternative for eliminating the infestations. Homeowners will require to empty the kitchen and bathroom cupboards along with vacating the place for 4 hours.

We, at Pestex offer a wide range of effective pest control services in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton & Milton. Our ultimate aim is to help you get rid of pests and reduce the associated heath risks. Our technical team members are highly skilled in cockroach extermination services.