As long as there has been pest control, exterminators have been fighting cockroaches. However, the ways in which pest control experts in San Francisco eliminate cockroaches have changed over the years. Monthly baseboard spray applications are long gone, and long-term residual insecticides are a thing of the past. Today’s cockroach warrior is equipped with numerous tools to rid your home or business of cockroaches for good, including bait guns, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums, and eco-friendly pesticides. Here is a look at some of the techniques your Pleasanton pest control provider will use to fight a cockroach infestation.
It’s impossible to find and reach all hidden cockroach hangouts, especially in cluttered areas such as the basement and garage. Some roach baits kill slowly and spread through a cockroach colony by passing toxicant through the insect’s gut and coming out in its droppings, which cockroach nymphs then feed on and die. There are also bait products that kill cockroaches on contact. Your Pleasanton exterminator will determine which bait is right for your property based on the extent of the roach problem.
For extreme cockroach infestations, your pest control technician will likely vacuum high numbers of roaches at a single time before installing bait or insecticide. If going this route, make sure your exterminator uses a HEPA vacuum to prevent the distribution of cockroach allergens within your home or business.
In addition to baits, insecticide dust is a great addition to a cockroach treatment plan because they can provide treatment to almost all surfaces within a hidden void where cockroaches might travel or live. If you have children or pets and are worried about contact or ingestion, ask your pest control technician about eco-friendly alternatives that are safe for use around children and animals.