Roach Control St. Louis
St. Louis roach control requires a comprehensive approach tailored to unique situations. Our products & methods are tried and proven!
When you find a cockroach in your home, your first instinct is probably to kill it. However, if it is a full blown roach infestation you are up against, it may seem like there is nothing you can do!
No matter where you live in St. Louis, you have likely run across cockroaches. They are among the most common pests around the world. There are around 4,600 known species of roaches, and 25-30 of these are associated with human habitations.
Roaches multiply rapidly, spread disease, and are a cause of distress and annoyance for people around the world. Here in St. Louis, roaches are a persistent problem, and most home and business owners have to schedule regular cockroach treatments. If they fail to do this, it is only a matter of time before they have a large infestation, because the roaches tend to flee from a treated home and take up residence in an untreated one. It is therefore important to proactively protect your home from roaches by consulting with an experienced pest control expert.
St. Louis Cockroaches
There are numerous species of cockroaches around planet, however, the ones that you are most likely to encounter in St. Louis are:
American Cockroach: are usually 1.5 inches long and have wings just as long as their body. Their color is normally a reddish brown. They also have the ability to fly. These are often found in kitchens and basements, but they prefer to breed outdoors and live on trees.
German cockroach: The roaches are the most commonly found roach in the United States. They are only about half an inch long with wings. However, they cannot fly. They are brown or tan and always have 2 stripes on its back. These cockroaches prefer to breed and live indoors, and are often found around the kitchen and bathroom.
Oriental cockroach: Brown or dark black in color, these roaches love damp and cool areas. These roaches feed in decaying things and garbage, and are a health concern.
Roaches are tough and need tough treatment. They been around for over 300 million years. You have to be really hard to kill to survive that long. Here are some interesting facts about roaches:
- Of all pest roaches, the German roach is the fastest multiplying species. A female and her offspring can produce a whopping 30,000 within a year
- Some roaches can survive anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months without water or food
- Roaches pose considerable health risks. They can contaminate food, trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
Cockroaches are repulsive to people merely by their presence. Besides, they have been found to be an important source of allergy in people, trailing only after house dust. Roaches transmit disease. They usually get into houses in grocery bags, or wandering in from outdoors. Once in, they breed by the thousands.
How to Get Rid of Roaches?
Since roaches live where there is food, warmth and moisture, sanitation is very important in prevention and control of a roach infestation. Seal food containers, clean up spillages and empty soft drink bottles. These measures will help keep roaches away.
If you have seen a roach lurking in your kitchen or bathroom, you should speak with our cockroach technicians right away. Each species requires a different approach for treatment and control. Roaches quickly develop resistance to most pesticides available over the counter. Due to this, most home and business owners rely on a professional to help rid them of these pests.
At Pure Pest, we use the latest methods and products to target roaches where they inhabit, and disrupt their life cycles. Roach treatment requires a comprehensive approach tailored to unique situations. Some of our roach treatment methods include:
- Bait Trays – We place them in kitchens and bathrooms. Roaches like to live where there is food, warmth and moisture.
- Boric Acid – Deadly to roaches but low in toxicity to humans and pets. It is effective in small amounts and retains its potency for a long time. Small amounts should be applied or else the roaches will avoid the treated areas altogether.
Unlike other pests, roach control is done year long—because roaches infest homes all year long! Pure Pest technicians will target key areas for treatment—behind the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, under the sink, and behind the shower and washing machine.
After Pure Pest applies roach control strategies, you should see a considerable reduction in roach numbers within one to three weeks. It is important to apply the treatment in strategic places and in the right amount.
St. Louis Roach Control
If you have a cockroach problem in your home or commercial building, or you want to prevent one, you should take action now. Rather than wasting time and effort on DIY treatment methods, you should trust the experienced roach technicians at Pure Pest. We can identify the species correctly and, using the latest products and techniques, work hard to rid your home of these unwanted pests.