Frequently asked Questions:
What can I do ? What are DIY suggestions ? How to prevent or remedy American Cockroaches ?
Some of the Do it Yourself recommendations are:
Reduce the possibilities of American Cockroaches reaching you. They are likely to originate from places of high infestation levels. An infested object would have the tell tale signs such as: The Cockroach excrements, Egg Cases, Baby Cockroaches, Their skins and the Cockroaches themselves.
- In the order of priority second element that you should pay attention to is the Environment. An environment with good temperature, access to water and food, would be most hospitable to Cockroaches. They would reproduce and multiply at full potential, resulting in high infestation in short time. Without impacting yourself, consider reducing the temperature and humidity levels.
- Check for condensation and water leaks and fix them around kitchen and washrooms.
- Dispose of your garbage and recycling daily in tight lid containers so that Cockroaches never have access to it.
- Periodically, clean under and around your toaster, stove, coffee maker, etc.
- Scan your kitchen for moisture and food sources, before retiring for the night – this is when American Cockroaches are most active.
- Reduce clutter of shopping bags, paper products and cardboards, etc.
Throw hurdles at them:
Next, limit the scouting and foraging activity zone of Cockroaches. Seal around pipes and conduits with expandable liquid foam or silicone gel. Also, you should caulk around the gaps in the cabinetry where Cockroaches take shelter behind.
Once you have reached the decision to deploy pesticides yourself, research what products are available to you in your jurisdiction. You may be able to get products registered for home use in your local hardware store.
Follow the instruction on the labels and data sheets. In an effort to reduce chemical exposure, we recommend baits versus spays.
Other companies are offering to spray and even that multiple applications. Why do you suggest to apply bait to Exterminate American Cockroaches?
Not only it is a environmentally friendly initiative and Green approach by QPM, it simply works best in most situations. If you have a case of an extremely high cockroach infestation, where there are thousands of cockroaches and you see dozens of them during day light hours in any given cabinet of your kitchen, then Spraying first and doing a follow-up with bait may make sense.
What are the disadvantages of the Spray application for American cockroach extermination?
Cockroaches would take shelter at the first signs of an insecticide spray being applied. And cockroaches have developed resistance to the residual affects of most commercial insecticides. Spraying on a cockroach and spraying on a surface that may be traveled upon by a cockroach are two very different applications.
What are the advantages of the Bait application for American cockroach extermination?
Firstly, it works. Cockroaches are attracted to it’s palatability. While cockroaches have develop resistance and avoidance techniques for surfaces treated by commercial insecticide spray, they are attracted to the gourmet components of the bait such as carbohydrates and water content. Because cockroaches ingest this bait and the minute amount of insecticide with it. This insecticide works from inside of the target organism. Hence, bait work flawlessly.
What is the difference between bait application by different providers. Why your bait application is superior to others for cockroach extermination?
Firstly, not all baits are created equal. It is the bulk of the contents of a bait that would attract the cockroach. Hidden in the primary matrix of the bait is the lethal pesticide. In some cases, the cockroaches have developed avoidance for the compositions that are detrimental to them. So the Baits that have been used for many years, are now avoided by cockroaches. We select from the most effective baits available for commercial applications. These products are only available to Licensed Pesticide Operators and are only deployed by Licensed Exterminators in Ontario.
Is one treatment often enough to get rid of problem ?
From our experience, more than 90% cases of American Cockroaches would be resolved by one bait application. If needed, we would provide with one follow-up treatment within the 7-months period, free of cost to our clients.