After a long day of work, you go home and start to make dinner. It is taco night! As you start cooking you hear a faint noise but decide to ignore it. Suddenly, you look down and notice something on the floor. What you saw can make any adult scream in terror. A giant cockroach runs across the floor and then disappears under the fridge! Here in Marlboro, this is sadly a common occurrence. Marlborough roach control starts with a scare and ends with satisfaction.
Cockroaches Cause Health Problems
Besides being a pest inside your home, cockroaches can become a big issue if left untreated. In Marlboro, cockroaches have been a major factor in spreading diseases, parasites, and pathogens. While cockroaches crawl, their bodies and legs collect and then spread germs onto floors, surfaces, and even your food. That would make taco night a disaster! The last thing I want is a sewer-crawling cockroach doing the cockroach hat dance in my taco meat before I eat it. Marlborough cockroach control is just as much about public health as it is pest control.
Where Do They Live?
There are two important types of cockroaches to be on the lookout for in Marlboro. The German cockroach and the American cockroach. German cockroaches are smaller (to about 1 inch) than American cockroaches (to about 2 inches). Both of these cockroaches love kitchens. It provides warmth, food, and water sources for them to live. Other roaches that are worth noting are the woods roach and brown-banded cockroaches.
Marlborough roach control should focus on the cracks and crevices they can sneak into for nesting and hiding. They gain access to the kitchen through cracks or crevices in the foundation of our homes. Most people think that cockroaches only live in dirty houses. This is simply not true. Every house has the potential to have a cockroach visit. Having a dirty or cluttered kitchen can help cockroaches have a place to hide and a food source. However, cockroaches can hide in spaces as small as underneath labels of canned foods! That being said, any reduction in clutter and degreasing that can occur will only help the Marlborough roach control efforts.
The Solution to Cockroaches
Cockroach activity can change from season to season but is less subject to seasonal changes as other insects. Most cockroaches do not have a one-step, simple solution to their control. It is a process of matching up the correct tools with the corresponding cockroach in the right order. The basic keys to success include:
- Learn the Biology
- Determine Thresholds
- Tactical Planning
- Cultural Management
- Physical Management
- Biological Management
- Chemical Management
In some cases, a single tool can be the key to Marlborough cockroach control, but in many cases, the plan may need to be multi-faceted.
Follow up the Follow-up with Detailed Follow-up
Whether you are looking at the last step in a single given process or the changing of the neighbors or tenants, nothing stays the same for long in Marlborough. Changes in construction, landscaping, weather, etc. will bring changes to the cockroach populations. This is why we provide our clients with quarterly services (or more often if necessary) for pests and rodents. Additionally, if something changes before we are scheduled to come back out, we cover that too.
Reach out to one of Rove’s pest specialists to get your custom plan in place so you don’t have to worry about sharing your home with cockroaches. Nobody likes to have taco night ruined by cockroaches.