Cockroaches
The German cockroach is the most commonly seen and successful specie; infesting businesses and homes throughout the Pacific Northwest. German cockroaches can be extremely hard to control and almost always require professional expertise. Cockroaches adapt easily to our environment and multiply rapidly. They also have the ability to become immune to pesticides, which can make it more difficult for a store bought spray to work effectively. Improper control methods can produce an extreme tolerant and pesticide resistant roach.

Biology
Adult German cockroaches are approximately 1/2 inch long and are light brown with two dark brown lengthwise stripes behind their head. Although they have fully developed wings, they do not fly. Nymphs are similar in appearance to adults except that they are smaller and lack wings. The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of the head to the wings. They normally inhabit the kitchen and bathrooms, but will also occur in other rooms if their numbers are heavy.

German cockroaches usually prefer a moist environment with a relatively high degree of warmth. The insects are scavengers and will feed on a wide variety of food. They are especially fond of starches, sweets, grease, and meat products. In many locations, garbage is a principal food source. As with other species, German cockroaches are mostly active at night, which is when they forage for food, water, and mates. During the day they hide in cracks and crevices and other dark sites that provide a warm and humid environment. Their relatively wide, flat bodies enable them to move in and out of cracks and narrow openings with ease. They may be seen during the daytime, particularly if a heavy population is present or if there is some other stress present, such as a lack of food or water or an application of pesticides.

Preventative Treatment & Control
Environmental manipulation is the key to effective cockroach control. There are two factors that are necessary for cockroach infestations: an abundance of hiding places and poor sanitation. Few homes exist which do not provide a little or one of both factors.

We have adopted a coackroach control program consisting of a thorough inspection and treatment which includes applying crack and crevice EPA materials along with a growth regulator (roach growth hormone) which not only eliminates the adult cockroaches, but also breaks the life cycle of the pest. These methods along with our experience, are important for long term control.

We utilize the best EPA approved materials along with our environment friendly practices. We guarantee to safely and effectively eliminate your german cockroach infestation.

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