Most species of cockroaches lay eggs in a protective casing and hide it. Females do not return because the young don’t need adults. The German roach carries her eggs until they hatch. She drops them when feeling threatened.
Cockroach Control - Roach Extermination
Battling a cockroach infestation can be frustrating. A multi-layered approach is most effective. Sanitation, prevention, baits, and traps used in coordination will eliminate an infestation. This takes time and commitment.
Cockroach traps are ineffective because of low capture rates versus a high reproductive rates. Elimination, or Integrated Pest Management, programs are the most effective. These combine prevention, sanitation, and baits.
Known repellants of cockroaches include silica gel and diatomaceous. The plant extract pyrethrum is, also, effective. Most people choose Integrated Pest Management. It combines prevention methods with traps and insecticides.
Cockroach baits come in four forms: gel, solids, stations, and powders. Each has an active ingredient and attractant. These are easy to use and pose little threat to children and pets. Once fed, cockroaches become toxic.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.