Cockroaches

Are cockroaches bugging your home or place of business?

Cockroaches are not only an unpleasant sight, they can present a host of health and safety concerns to residential and multi-family housing units, as well as businesses in the food services and restaurant sectors.

Common Pacific Northwest Cockroaches

Stop Bugging Me Pest Control’s Cockroach Service includes the following:

A thorough initial treatment will utilize a combination of some or all of the following techniques:

  • Treatment to all cockroach harborages, cracks and crevices, and wall voids
  • Baiting near roach food sources
  • Physical removal and disposal of roaches by vacuuming
  • Placement of glue traps for additional monitoring

After the initial visit, we will provide a thorough follow-up service included at no additional charge. Your Stop Bugging Me Pest Control technician will inspect for remaining cockroaches, treat any areas of harborage where eggs may have hatched after the initial service, and get rid of any remaining roaches that are still present.

Cockroach Inspection and Extermination
Cockroach Inspection and Extermination

Cockroach Infestation Signs

Like many insect species, cockroaches are nocturnal insects and like to hide and feed in dark, humid areas close to food and water. They can be found in homes, restaurants, warehouses, offices and almost anywhere food preparation or storage areas are found. A cockroach sighting during the day is a high indicator of an infestation. In homes and businesses, they are most commonly found in the following places:

  • Food preparation areas in restaurants, kitchens and pantries
  • Near stoves, ovens, refrigerators, and water heaters
  • In cracks and crevices, wall voids, and around sinks
  • Damp areas under homes and buildings
  • Underground sewer and steam tunnels
  • Basements and crawlspaces

Cockroaches are commonly mistaken for beetles. Unlike beetles, adult cockroaches have membranous wings. Cockroaches are a medium- to large-sized insect, characterized by having flattened bodies with long antennae and relatively small heads.

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Avoid cockroach infestations with these tips:

Put good sanitation practices in place…

Clean, clean, clean. Cockroaches are attracted to unwashed dishes, and leftover food and garbage particles. Make sure to put good sanitation practices in place both indoors and outdoors. Avoid leaving unwashed dishes and kitchen utensils in the sink for long periods of time. Also, make sure to cover food in airtight containers if left out overnight. Keep all kitchen waste and excess refuse in tight containers and dispose of as frequently as possible.

Exclude cockroaches from your home…

Seal cracks in the foundation and exterior walls of your home. It’s also important to repair any holes in floors, walls and ceilings. Easy entryways include openings around plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, windowsills and baseboards so make sure to seal these areas.

Eliminate possible hiding places…

Cockroaches like to take refuge in dark areas. Discourage this from happening by removing debris including paper, cardboard, lumber and firewood from close proximity to your home or business.

Why you should call the experts if you suspect a cockroach infestation:

There are five main species of cockroaches and control of these pests depends on the proper identification of the individual species, which can be performed by one of your Stop Bugging Me Pest Control technicians. In the Pacific Northwest, the German cockroach is the most common species. German cockroaches are known to reproduce at a very rapid pace, which is why it’s crucial to get rid of them as quickly as possible. They can cause allergies and asthma, especially in kids, and transmit bacteria and viruses to food processing and food storage areas.

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206-749-2847