The most common Cockroach to get in our homes is the German Cockroach. With resident cooperation and modern baiting techniques it is relatively easy to eliminate. If you reside in a multi-unit dwelling it is important to point out that all occupants must cooperate to achieve quick and positive results.
Roaches need shelter (preferably dark), heat, water, and food. This makes locating their preferred resting & hiding places predictable. We apply a bait (gel or paste) with a syringe into cracks, crevices, motor housings, etc. We request that occupants DO NOT spray anything regardless of what is seen as it may contaminate the bait and ruin the treatment.
We request that litter and clutter be removed and that you try and keep alternate food sources to a minimum, the less competition for food the faster the infestation is gone.
There are a few other Cockroach species that occasionally invade our living areas in the Northeast, among them are Brown-Banded and American Cockroaches. Treatments are very similar to Germans but locations are different. Fortunately, Yale technicians are familiar with the differences and can treat accordingly.
Roaches enter buildings in search of food and water or they may be transported in packaging or garments. Once in they multiply quickly, so you have to be very careful not to offer food and water. You should also be sure to avoid allowing the roaches to find a point of entry into your home. Keeping your home clean, free of standing water, food, and even crumbs will help prevent the welcoming of these dirty insects
While cockroaches do not bite and are not poisonous, they can pick up disease-causing organisms either in their guts or simply on their body parts and legs. Subsequently the germs can be deposited on kitchen surface areas, utensils, and food items.
Cockroaches have been known pick up Salmonella bacteria on their legs and later deposit them on foods, thus causing food poisoning. House dust containing cockroach feces and body parts can trigger allergic reactions and asthma in certain individuals.
They are frequently found in restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries and are also associated with commercial kitchens, boiler rooms, sewers, and steam tunnels. Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their feces as well as emitting airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. Other cockroaches will follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, and also discover where other cockroaches are hiding.
German Cockroaches are medium brown and approximately 1/2 ” long and they reproduce very fast; making control difficult. They are mostly active at night, as they forage for food, water, and mates. During the day they hide in cracks, crevices, and other dark places that can provide a warm and humid environment. They easily move in and out of narrow openings with their relatively wide, flat bodies.
They may be seen in daylight if there is a heavy infestation or it there is a lack of food, water, or a recent application of pesticide. This type of cockroach can emit an unpleasant odor when excited or frightened.
Other Insects & Critters we Provide Pest Control Services for Include: