Roach and Cockroach Extermination
Cockroaches, also known as roaches, are gregarious insects that reproduce quickly when they find shelter in our apartments. They feed on crumbs of food as well as soap, toothpaste, wood, leather, excrement, etc. Besides being able to transmit diseases, the presence of cockroaches can cause allergic reactions (sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, etc.) that are found even more frequently in people with asthma.
Once they’ve settled in an apartment, they can quickly spread to other units and infest an entire block. That’s why it’s important to call on an experienced cockroach exterminator when their presence is detected to carry out a cockroach extermination.
How to recognize cockroaches ?
The most common cockroach in Canada is the German cockroach (Blattella germanica). These insects measure between 1.3 and 1.6 cm (about ½ inch), and their bodies are brownish in colour. They have wings but can’t fly. They sport two dark parallel lines¹ on their bodies.
How to find cockroaches ?
Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. You’ll only rarely see them in broad daylight except in the case of a major infestation. They love darkness, humidity, heat, and food. They are therefore often found in kitchens and bathrooms. They like to hide under appliances and behind refrigerators, which give off heat. It’s not uncommon to find them under sinks, where the condensation on the pipes lets them drink. They have no trouble moving from the garbage can to the toilet and can then be found on your toothbrush or in your food. They can be found in cupboards and other places where there is food.
How to get rid of German cockroaches ?
To get rid of cockroaches, it’s strongly recommended to do business with an exterminator. They will guide you in taking specific hygiene measures that will let you protect your food and your personal effects. These measures will also let you cut off the cockroaches’ food sources as much as possible. Following the preparations, your cockroach exterminator will be able to proceed with the treatments. In some cases, the cockroach extermination may require several visits.
Do you have a cockroaches problem?
Don’t panic! We’ll take care of you. Contact us now.