Without a doubt, the six-legged terrors known as cockroaches are one of the leaders when it comes to problematic indoor pests. This problem continues to become an ever-larger one. Through recent decades, more and more insecticides have had to be developed to battle the cockroach, than any other insect! But if you have a cockroach problem, don’t fear! There are effective measures for cockroach removal. Just like all other pests, early detection is a key ingredient to eliminating this invader with minimal damage to your property and minimized risk to you and your family’s health.

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How to Remove Cockroaches

In our pest control arsenal at Southland Pest Control, our technicians employ both baiting and spraying techniques, depending on the severity of the infestation.

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How to Avoid Cockroach Infestation

Here are some tips to help you avoid cockroach infestations.

Understand Your Risk Factors

Cockroach infestations are less common in single-family dwellings. On the other hand, multi-family buildings tend to be more prone to cockroach issues, and often more severe infestations. One of the reasons for this is that any of the tenants’ may fail to identify the cockroach problem in it’s early stages. Additionally, roaches can spread from unit to unit with speed and ease.

Keep Aware of Your Surroundings

Cockroaches are most often found in kitchens and bathrooms in the early stages. Then, as the problem grows, it can spread to other areas. This includes all rooms, wall voids and in-between floors.

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Did You Know?

”Cockroaches are one of the few insects that can actually run while suspended upside down”

Cockroaches in Alberta

The most commonly found roach here and in most of the world is the German cockroach. The only positive aspect of this species is that unlike other breeds of roaches, the German cockroach female carries their young around in an egg capsule (ootheca) until just before they are ready to emerge. This means if you get to her soon enough, you can also eliminate another 30 or so cockroaches at the same time.

If you suspect a potential cockroach issue, please consult a professional to help you construct a plan to effectively eliminate the problem.

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German Cockroach

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American Cockroach

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Oriental Cockroach