Cockroaches

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WE HAVE 4 MAIN COCKROACH SPECIES IN SA



Cockroaches are flattened, brownish, fast-running insects, with long slender antennae. We have 4 main common domestic cockroach species in South Africa, German cockroach, brownbanded cockroach, oriental cockroach and American cockroach.

Cockroaches are a problem all year round they just become slower in winter but are still active. Ito prevent cockroaches from invading your homes or business you need to keep kitchen areas clean and free from left over foods and its quite important to seal food containers if you eliminate their food sources you will eliminate the cockroaches.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF INFESTATION?



You may find cockroach dropping normally on corners of kitchen cupboards or dead cockroaches. You may find egg casings from when the cockroaches lay their eggs. They hide in dark quiet areas so you may find them hiding inside cracks and crevices. In situations of high infestation they have a strong smell.

WHY COCKROACHES ARE HEALTH AND NUISANCE PESTS



They can contaminate food, kitchen utensils, other items and leave an unpleasant odor. Because cockroaches move freely from filth to food, they can transfer microorganisms that cause food poisoning and other illnesses. Many people are also allergic to cockroaches, their excrement and cast-off skins, resulting in wheezing, watery eyes and skin rashes. Cockroaches cause asthma

HOW CAN COCKROACHES HARM YOUR BUSINESS?



A customer that sees a cockroach will never come back to that store again. They can also damage goods and foodstuffs. The financial cost is immeasurable.

TREATMENT OPTIONS



We can do spray treatments using emulsifiable concentrates or wettable powders. We apply the chemicals in cracks and crevices and in domestic houses around the skirting. We also use gel baits which is a food with chemical inside which we apply in your cupboards and areas where cockroaches would breed. In certain situations we would combine the gels and the spray treatments.

In areas were food is being produced we would also use pheromone traps. It is also important to do the treatments on a regular basis so that the cockroaches don’t return.