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Cockroaches

Why we need to control cockroaches?

Cockroaches have many negative consequences for human health because certain proteins (called allergens) found in cockroach faeces; saliva and body parts can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms, especially in children.

Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease. Although there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers – such as cockroach allergens.

Cockroaches can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including pathogens that are potentially dangerous to humans. Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six parasitic worms and more than seven other types of human pathogens. E.coli and Salmonella are classic causes of food poisoning, or gastroenteritis. Common symptoms include belly pain, severe stomach cramps and tenderness, diarrhea which can sometimes be bloody, nausea and vomiting. Some people can experience severe diarrhea, which will cause dehydration and may require hospitalization. In rare cases, the bacteria can spread to the blood stream and cause life threatening infections.

Prevention

Entry and establishment of roach colonies can be prevented by close inspection of incoming merchandise, such as food boxes, beverage cartons, appliances, furniture and clothing. Caulking or puttying areas such as cracks and crevices around kitchen cabinets, bathtubs water and plumbing pipes, cracks on floors and walls, and exterior windows and doors can eliminate most hiding places and help reduce the cockroach population. Other structural modifications, such as weather stripping and pipe collars, also help to reduce cockroach entry and establishment.

Sanitation

Good housekeeping is the most important factor in preventing and controlling cockroach populations. Cockroaches cannot live without food, water and shelter. Do not allow food particles to remain on shelves or floors. Dishes should not be left unwashed after a meal, particularly overnight. Clean areas under refrigerators, stoves, sinks and furniture regularly to remove bits of food that have accumulated. If pets are fed indoors, do not leave food in their dishes after feeding, especially overnight. Store pet food in tight containers, and clean litter boxes frequently. Keep all food items covered or in a refrigerator at all times between uses. Empty garbage and waste containers frequently and keep refuse in a covered container away from the residence. If possible, prevent cockroach access to water sources. Common sources include leaking faucets and pipes, drains, toilet tanks, washbasins and sink traps, aquaria and water-filled tubs. Pets’ water dishes, beverage bottles or cartons, and pipe condensation can provide an adequate water supply for roaches. Roach breeding is encouraged by clutter. Avoid unnecessary storage of corrugated paper boxes, piles of paper bags, newspaper, magazines, and soiled clothing and rags.

How to control German & American cockroaches?

To find out the source of infestations, our team of expertise will systematically make a survey and perform the pest control activity accordingly. One effective technique that can be used for controlling cockroaches is cockroaches gel baits or cockroaches trap placed throughout the home or building in order to rapidly get rid of an infestation. These types of control are often preferable as they require minimal use of chemicals and are minimally invasive. Gel baits are some of the most effective treatments available. Because cockroaches live together in groups, the poison gel is shared among all individuals and gets rid of the entire infestation. However, with chemical sprays, only individuals that come in contact with the spray are killed as we use specialized, micro encapsulated formulation which kills cockroaches by contact.

We use odorless Gel baits and odorless spray (optional) which is approved by Municipality & Ministry of Water and Environment.

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