Cockroach Extermination Service
What is included in the Kanga Cockroach extermination service?
For a cockroach service we include a thorough inspection to determine what will need to be treated and what would be the best treatment for the situation. We use a variety of products for cockroaches but primarily use IGR’s (Insect growth regulator) and a baiting system.
How long does an average appointment take?
Depending on the type of living quarters it can take anywhere between 30 minutes per unit to as long as an hour for a residential home.
How often should I have a follow up appointment?
Depending on the infestation anywhere from 2 monthly follow ups after the first initial treatment to a full year of treatment.
What is a Cockroach?
Cockroaches are aside from one of many pests that are highly unsanitary to live with. They can be a health hazard to you and your family so it is important to act on it in order to keep you and your family clean and safe. German Cockroaches (Blatella germanica) can be from 1/2 to 5/8 inches long with a body wide and flat from tan to light brown or to dark brown with two dark brown stripes on the body. They are the most common species found in the Northwest and are most common to infest homes, restaurants, hotels and other establishments. German cockroaches usually prefer a moist environments with a high degree of warmth. Usually found in kitchens near dishwashers, stoves and sinks and in bathrooms. Infestations can also be found in areas not expected such as dresser drawers in bedrooms. German cockroaches found in non food areas of the home or building is usually a sign of very heavy infestation. During warm months they can be found outdoors, often around garbage which usually means there is a heavy infestation. German cockroaches are mostly active at night but can be seen during the day if a heavy population is present or if there is lack of food, water or an application of pesticides.
The American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is one of the largest of the common cockroaches also known as the waterbug. They can be anywhere from 1.3 to 2.1 inches long, reddish-brown body with a light brown center and outer edges of a yellowish blue. The American Cockroach favors dark sites with high humidity such as sewers, basements and around pipes and drains where they hide during the day and come out in search of food and water at night. American cockroaches feed on a variety of foods, but decaying organic matter seems to be preferred. They also feed on book bindings, manuscripts, clothing or glossy paper. Items that contain starch. Syrups and other sweets are also attractive. Adults can survive up to three months without food but only a month without water. Cockroaches are extremely resilient and can be difficult to get rid of. It is vital to understand why they are in your home in order to keep them out. Cockroaches are known to carry diseases so it would be a good idea to get rid of them as soon as you spot them in your home.