Cockroaches live up to a year and are mainly nocturnal, but when singly present may run away when exposed to light. However, infestations increase boldness and daylight activity. The female cockroach can be impregnated only once to lay eggs for the rest of its life. Molting and birth rate characteristics affect this reproductive rate with functions of food and room to lay eggs unimpeded. Allowing one single cockroach to live means perpetuating possibly a million eggs.
Nobody wants to find cockroaches in their home or place of business. Unfortunately, keeping your residence or restaurant spotlessly clean isn’t always enough to prevent roach infestations. A roach can stowaway in food or on your employees’ personal belongings and wind up inside. Even tiny crumbs and grease drippings can be enough food to sustain roaches and allow them to multiply. Fortunately, it is possible to get rid of cockroaches from a home or restaurant. Read on to learn more.
The Dangers of Cockroaches
Before getting into the options available for getting rid of cockroaches and how much you can expect to pay for roach removal, it’s important to understand what the dangers of cockroaches really are. Roaches carry germs and have been associated with salmonella, stomach inflammation, dysentery and other potentially life-threatening conditions. They can also irritate allergies and trigger asthma attacks when they molt. For food service businesses, the cost of cockroaches can be great. Having them could get your business shut down and ruin your reputation. When you consider the dangers associated with cockroaches, you really can’t afford not to get rid of them.
Getting Rid of Roaches Yourself
One way to deal with cockroaches is to attempt to get rid of them yourself using DIY products. Options include:
- Roach killer sprays.Sold in cans, these sprays allow you to kill roaches when you spot them. The products typically cost under $20, but it can take a lot of time to fully exterminate roaches when you’re killing them one by one.
- Roach traps.Roach traps allow you to capture roaches to remove them. Like sprays, roach traps usually cost under $20, but can make roach removal slow.
- Roach foggers.A roach fogger releases concentrated chemicals into the air to kill a large number of roaches at once. People and pets need to leave the premises for a few hours after use. Foggers generally cost less than $20. One drawback is that these chemicals usually can’t get inside of cracks and other spaces where roaches hide, so they may not completely eradicate the pests.
- Poison sprays.Poison sprays that are milder versions of what the pros use can be purchased for roughly $50 to $60 per gallon. While these products can be highly effective, they can be dangerous if used improperly.
The big downside to DIY roach removal is the risk of not fully eliminating the roach infestation. Homeowners and business owners typically don’t have the experience to know where to look for lingering roaches to ensure that all of the pests are fully exterminated. Plus, DIY products simply aren’t as strong as what’s available to professionals. A basic roach removal service for a home will typically cost $75 to $250 and will usually include maintenance treatments for 2 to 3 months if roaches aren’t eliminated. For restaurants and other businesses, costs are greater and will usually be somewhere between $200 to $400 depend on the size of the property.
Ampm exterminators offers competitive prices on cockroach removal services and can help you get rid of roaches in your home or restaurant. Give us a call for a free quote and to schedule an inspection.
Company Name: Ampm Cockroach Removal Service
Contact Person: Daniel Hunts
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Phone: 206 571 7580
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