Cockroaches continue to be an ongoing threat to our health in homes and restaurants. Technological advances in insecticides, and baits have placed the battle against these insects in our favor though.As with any control methods employed by Pestech, thorough inspection and application is key to success. Pestech uses Insecticidal dusts in wall voids, and pipe chases to prevent pest transfer from one unit, to another, bait applications where safely possible, along with a thorough crack & crevice treatments.
Identifying the proper species of cockroach, and their biology is also an important aspect in obtaining control. Pestech technicians are professionals in determining species, as well as identifying those areas to look for where infestations take hold.
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German Cockroaches are by far the most common species encountered in Ontario. Adults are pale to medium brown. Approximately ½-5/8 inches long, and can be distinguished from other cockroaches by two dark stripes running lengthwise down the body. These insects are mainly found in kitchens and bathrooms, close to water sources, although can be found throughout a home or restaurant in heavy infestations, or where food sources exist. The success of these roaches are in the ability of these insects to carry their egg capsule until just prior to hatching, while feeding as they grow within the egg capsule. These roaches already have a head start when born. Each egg capsule capable of holding 24-36 young. Remember, if you see one young nymph, there is usually more close by.
Brown-Banded Cockroaches are often misidentified as German cockroaches. Somewhat lighter in color, and a bit smaller, these cockroaches do not have the requirement for water. These cockroaches lay eggs under objects such as furniture, picture frames, etc in warm, dry areas.
American Cockroaches are also an insect common enough in Ontario for mention. Much larger than the common German cockroach, growing up to 1 ½ inches in length and Reddish-Brown in color, with droppings almost as large as mouse droppings. Usually found in or near food sources in kitchens.
Oriental Cockroaches are also common enough in Ontario worth mentioning. Large and Black in color about 1 ¼ inch in length. Usually, this insect pest inhabits dark, cool areas of basements, sewers, sump pumps, elevator shafts, and apartment garbage chutes.
Other Cockroaches encountered: Asian cockroaches, Australian cockroaches, Smoky-Brown cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches.