Pest Control Procedure for Cockroaches

Pest Control Procedure for Cockroaches is the oldest surviving insects’ forms on the planet, and they have diversified extensively in the last 300 million years. About 4500 species have been identified and described, and scientists believe hundreds remain undiscovered or unnamed.

Pest Control Procedure for Cockroaches odorous secretions from various points in their bodies, and these secretions can affect the flavor of foods.
Disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, has been found on cockroach bodies. Although several digestive diseases have been transmitted experimentally, different forms of gastroenteritis potentially may be diseases transmitted by cockroaches. These include food poisoning, nausea, abdominal cramps,
vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
Cockroaches are considered pests of public health importance because they are closely associated with
humans and commonly breed and feed in unsanitary areas such as garbage storage, sewage systems,
and septic tanks.

Types of Cockroaches

Pest Control Procedure for Cockroaches

Sanitation Measures

  • Areas where food is handled must be kept clean, mopped and vacuumed.
  • Food must be stored in sealed containers, in clean dry areas.
  • Vents and hoods must be cleaned to eliminate grease build-up.
  • All garbage must be removed promptly from inside the premises

Proofing Measures

  • Any dependable water source must be removed by repairing dripping pipes or leaky faucets.
  • All holes and cracks must be caulked.
  • Openings around windows and doors must be weather striped.
  • Ventilation must be increased where condensation is a problem.
  • Deliveries must be unloaded and products must be stored on shelves without cardboard boxes.

Non-Chemical Control

  • Vacuum devices to remove all the life stages of a cockroach population and dead ones as well.
  • Heat treatment where applicable.
  • Sticky traps to be placed in areas where cockroaches are suspected to be present.

Chemical Control

  • Gel droplets application inside specific areas.
  • Insecticides are applied to resting and hiding places as residual sprays and insecticidal dust.
  • Spot treatments inside cracks and crevices.
  • Spraying in breeding and hard to reach areas

Follow up

  • Inspection for the hiding and infested areas.
  • Checkup for the treated areas.
  • Gel application if necessary.
  • Spraying to infested areas if necessary.