Getting Rid of Cockroaches
Usually, when cockroaches announce themselves in your home or office, it is not done in a welcome fashion. Quite often it involves turning the light on in the kitchen or bathroom at night and seeing something scurrying back into the shadows. The extermination of a cockroach infestation in a home or office can be relatively straight forward, extremely difficult or somewhere in between. Luckily Solutions Pest Control is your experienced cockroach removal expert in Greater Vancouver Area and Whistler.
Not that long ago most pest control companies were using a spray to eliminate cockroach infestations, using the best available spray pesticides available for use in the Canadian market. It was a tedious process for the resident (who had some preparation to perform) who would have to vacate for the treatment and many hours afterwards and for the pest control company providing the service. Fast forward to today, where cockroach control in Vancouver and around the world (via the use of cockroach-specific baits instead of spraying) has become far more convenient for everyone involved. A typical treatment for cockroaches involves virtually no preparation and doesn’t require the resident to leave their home at all.
Treatment for Cockroaches
Since cockroach infestations can vary from home to home, a varied approach is the best way to stay ahead of this prolific insect. At Solutions Pest Control we employ the use of many strategies, tools and/or products for cockroach treatment. These include:
Non-Chemical Cockroach Control
We know cockroaches prefer as close to a tropical climate in greater Vancouver, which means they usually migrate back to specific areas in homes. In addition to the use of traps and vacuums, we know a little about what cockroaches like when they get into a home or office.
‘Tropical settings’ usually include the following:
- Warmer temperature (hot water pipes, stove/oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher…)
- Higher humidity if possible (water sources such as kitchen & bathrooms)
We also know cockroaches prefer many foods including greasy and oily foods that are as close to the harbourage areas above as possible. When Solutions Pest Control cockroach experts are inspecting for cockroaches we will always make recommendations that may include sanitation or environmental changes. The reason for providing these is to help control cockroaches currently infesting the home and prevent the likelihood of a new infestation. If the home has little/no food sources available, or is too cool and dry, then survival becomes unlikely.
- Cockroach Fact:
- A cockroach can live up to one week without its head.
Non-Chemical Cockroach Control
The technician will provide a professional inspection to gauge the level of infestation prior to beginning the service. Depending on availability, the cockroach control may begin immediately. Whether its bait of spray, you will be instructed on vacating and preparation needed in advance of the cockroach removal service. The treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to multiple hours.
Once the treatment is complete, you will likely continue to see activity for a short period of time. Spraying usually provides a fast knockdown with new cockroaches being reported (and quickly dying) around 2-3 weeks. With a baiting treatment, you typically see a slower, steady reduction that can take up to 3 weeks. In both scenarios, you will find dead or dying cockroaches. Any activity beyond 3-4 weeks should be brought to the attention of the cockroach control expert.
A service report with recommendations specific to your service will be provided or emailed to you (or building manager) after the service is complete. If you have any questions about the cockroach service provided, contact the pest control professional or company.
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Insect Control Blog
We gathered the following, most recent Insect Control posts from Solutions Pest Control’s – Bug Blog. These are topical posts we’ve written over the years about rodent pest issues in Metro Vancouver and Whistler Sea-to-Sky corridor area. If your neighbours had these issues in the past, they might be relevant to your concerns today.
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There is a great deal of information in our Bug Blog posts, perhaps one will address the pest issues you are experiencing today. Please have a look at our Bug Blog page and give us a call if we can answer any questions.
Monthly Pest Control Solutions – Key Takeaways
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Vancouver Monthly Pest Control Services
Seeing the trend here? Another port city with easy access to garbage bins and warm dry shelter away from the consistently wet outdoor conditions that naturally occur in our region. Speak to the experts about monthly pest control services in your city. We service Squamish to Langley residents and businesses with great pest removal options! Learn more about monthly pest control services for commercial business owners, strata councils, home care providers, and restaurants.
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Helping You Find A Solution to Bird Control On Your Property
Our knowledgeable pest experts are ready to answer your questions (during office hours). We are happy to talk to people and walk them through the steps to identify the pest issue and determine if a service call will give them peace of mind.
We will spend the extra time needed to educate you on the signs and characteristics of the most common pests.
Pest Control has as much to do with Education as it does with Eradication.
Jason Page, President of Solutions Pest Control
When you are tired of dealing with the mess and damage caused by birds on your property, it is time to call the experts of bird control in the lower mainland. Solutions Pest Control can help. Our team of bird control experts specializes in humane and effective bird control solutions to keep birds away from your commercial or residential property.
Our clients are our #1 priority. At Solutions Pest control, we will work with you to create a customized plan that is tailored to your specific needs. We know that every customer has different needs and goals, and we take the time to find out what those are before we begin any work. Once we have a solid understanding of what you are looking for, we can match you with the perfect bird control solution that fits your budget and schedule perfectly!