cockroach

Cockroach

Cockroaches pose a serious threat for not only business owners, but homeowners as well. Cockroaches in a commercial environment expose business owners to risk of food contamination and business reputation damage.

In today’s environment of social media and instant online reviews, it just takes one customer to see a pest in your business before your business reputation is put at risk, and your revenue negatively impacted. By engaging a professional pest control company is the quickest and most effective way to remove these unwanted pests, and reduce the risk of re-infestation.

Cockroaches are most commonly found in kitchen and bathroom areas, however if you are seeing cockroaches during daylight hours, and observing them in non-food-handling areas within a building such as bedrooms, it is likely that the building is supporting a large population of cockroaches.

At Ecokil, our trained and qualified pest control technicians are supported by an international management team with extensive experience in cockroach eradication. If you have spotted signs of a cockroach infestation, such as droppings, then it’s time to engage Ecokil pest control.

 

How to identify if you have Cockroaches

Cockroaches will feed on almost anything including food crumbs and animal feces. They are most active between dusk and dawn and prefer to remain hidden in cracks and crevices, roof voids and sub floors during the day. Indicators that you may have a cockroach infestation include:

Droppings: cockroach droppings are most commonly found in cabinets, kitchen cupboards and along wall and floor junctions they have travelled and have a black grainy appearance
Molted Skin: evidence of brownish skin that has been shedded due to cockroaches on average shedding their skin 6 times when they mature to an adult
Damaged Product: signs of damage to food packaging, books and cardboard
Odour: with heavy cockroach infestations a distinct mucid smell will be clearly evident
Visual: cockroach sightings around the premise, especially kitchen and bathroom areas

Cockroach Species

There are three main species of cockroaches found in the Philippines – German Cockroach, American Cockroach, Brown Banded Cockroach.

Treatment Methods

Depending on the cockroach species, the level of activity, and the type of environment will determine the best treatment for cockroaches.

Residual Insecticide Spray: This treatment method involves the application of insecticide spray to the external and internal perimeter of a building and establishing a residual barrier to protect the premise.

Cockroach Gel: This treatment involves applying gel to underneath benchtops, around kitchen appliances, and other areas where cockroach activity has been found. The cockroach consumes the bait and then through secondary poisoning kills other cockroaches in the same nesting site.

Insecticide Dust: Application of insecticide dust into crack and crevices, wall cavities, roof voids and subfloors where cockroaches are often found hiding is a common way to kill a cockroach population

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