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Why do I have them?
Both the American cockroach and German cockroach seek similar environments in which to breed. A suitable site will consist very simply of food, water, humidity, warmth and a secure breeding place. The American cockroach prefers to breed in and around underground sewer facilities and utility networks from which they may venture out into other buildings. This is why we often find American cockroach activity in older row homes. Areas of high humidity are preferred, such as in basements, boiler rooms, steam tunnels and sewers. German cockroaches on the other hand, are much more likely to be found moving from place to place in bags, boxes and even on clothing. With both species, it only takes one pregnant female to create an infestation and cockroach numbers can increase nearly exponentially if conditions are favorable.
Are they dangerous?
Many illnesses and health problems have been associated with American and German cockroaches. They carry viral and bacterial pathogens on their bodies and in their faeces which can cause:
- Asthma Attacks
- Salmonella Poisoning
How do I get rid of cockroaches?
Most people understand just how difficult cockroaches can be to get rid of ; in fact, their toughness is the stuff of urban legend. This naturally nocturnal pest has a keen ability to quickly adapt to almost any surrounding. NZ Pest Controls highly trained pest professionals, excel at knowing just where cockroach hiding places are located, and which cockroach treatment solutions will be the most effective. We will customize a solution to rid you of these tough, disease carrying pests.
Can I do it myself?
Many do-it-yourself methods to try and get rid of cockroaches simply do not work. Several over the counter products are available but without the keen eye of a professional pest technician, it would be nearly impossible to locate all the cockroach hiding places. As mentioned before, it only takes one egg-carrying female to create an infestation.
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How soon can you get here?
At NZ Pest Control, we strive to give our customers a rapid, efficient service, and make every effort to be with you as soon as possible.
Is the treatment safe?
All products used by NZ Pest Control, must have first been thoroughly checked by the EPA and registered for pest control use. Only then can they be considered for use by our highly trained pest control professionals. You can be assured, that pest control services provided by NZ Pest Control, will not cause any harm to humans or pets.
How can I prevent cockroaches returning in the future?
Preventing cockroaches is extremely difficult. We just cannot say when and where you might come in contact with these smart hitchhikers. Detecting infestations early and conducting treatments aligned to their breeding patterns is truly the key to any successful cockroach control plan. There are some partnership efforts that can be taken to action to limit the likelihood of a growing infestation:
Reduce or eliminate all sources of water
Eliminate all access to food; keep food items in sealed, air-tight containers
Clean up spilled pet foods and remove grease stains around kitchen stoves and appliances
Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and shipping packages before they enter the home
Remove clutter and excess harborage areas such as old newspapers, magazines and boxes