How do you know if you have a problem with cockroaches?
Why should Cockroaches be controlled?
What can you do before treatment?
What will we do to treat the cockroach infestation?
Firstly we will put down monitoring trays to ensure that I know clearly where the infestation is. I will then bait the area of infestation with specially formulated bait containing an attractant that the cockroaches will take and also take back to the nest where others will eat it. We may also use a chemical called Ficam W or Ficam D which are modern odouless biodegradable insecticides that are especially potent against Cockroaches. If the infestastion is especially heavy it may be necessary for us to treat the area more than once and in some cases it may be necessary for the treatment to be carried out monthly until the infestation is successfully dealt with.
What happens after treatment?
You will see dead cockroaches around for a few weeks after treatment. Dispose of these in an outside bin. Try not to wash down treated surfaces after spraying has taken place or you will wash off the residual insecticide that has been used.
Most importantly ensure that cleanliness is of the highest standards. The cleaner the premises the better chance of complete success. Cockroaches will feed on any type of food and from any type of surface so you must clean all areas that may not be seen. For example you should clean under ovens and fridges, wall to floor junctions, around plug sockets etc. Finally, I will place sticky monitoring traps so that you can see if infestation recurs. These do not control but give you a clear indication of how you are doing with reference to infestation.