Have you heard the joke? If the world suffered a nuclear holocaust, what would survive… Keith Richards and cockroaches. While we’re not sure about Keith Richards, it is true that roaches are tenacious survivors and have developed a resistance to some chemical treatments. In addition, they are often difficult to detect because of their nocturnal habits. These factors combined with the health concerns associated with roaches make them one of the most distressing pests a homeowner can encounter.
Roaches or their eggs are often transported from grocery store bags and boxes into the home or from luggage after visiting an infested area. In the Puget Sound area, residents are most likely to find German and Brown Banded roaches. German roaches are most commonly found in the kitchen and bathroom areas near moisture, while the Brown Banded roach requires warm temperatures to survive and is often seen close to the ceiling to take advantage of the warmer air. Roaches feed on grease and other food crumbs and have been linked to allergy and asthma problems, especially in young children. Because roaches reproduce at such a rapid rate, a roach infestation can quickly spiral out-of-control; not to worry though, the knowledgeable technicians at Eagle Pest Eliminators can rid your Puget Sound area home of these unwanted pests.
Cockroaches can hitch a ride on your clothing if you were to sit down at a friend’s home who has a roach infestation. Several places you can potentially pick up cockroaches are at specialty food markets such as a market that gets there food shipped from overseas or from another country that is familiar with roach infestations. If you shop one of these specialty food markets, recommend bring your own grocery bag to put your grocery’s in and check each item prior to placing grocery’s inside your carry bag.
Our technicians will treat your residence in the most eco-friendly manner possible to keep your family and our environment safe. Our technician will start with a visual inspection and monitoring process to identify the species and find the harborage areas. After discovering where the roaches are located, the technician will treat with baits and/or EPA approved products to eliminate the infestation. As we all know, roaches do not always die easy, so our technician will schedule a follow-up visit to ensure the job is complete to your satisfaction.