Why you need expert help to get rid of cockroaches
Resilient, adaptable and hardy – all these descriptions fit the cockroach-like no other organism. They survive on limited rations when required and if there is a nuclear war – guess which insect will outlast the rest of humanity? Nailed it in one! A cockroach survives even decapitation with its head and antenna moving for a long time. Looks like cockroaches will inherit the earth in the long run. Vancouver is no exception to these sturdy insects and it is often disconcerting to see a cockroach running across a freshly disinfected kitchen or bathroom tiles. However, is there really a need for cockroach control in Vancouver? Alas, yes. Cockroaches spread bacteria, worms and human pathogens. As they crawl through damp earth and sewers before reaching your pristine home, they carry germs on their bodies and legs and infect food or food surfaces. They even cause asthma by building up allergens in deposits of droppings, secretions and dead bodies of other roaches. Identifying Cockroaches You might have seen cockroaches in your biology classes at school, however, it is easy to assume other insects to be roaches, especially if you see them after dark. There are common identifiers that differentiate them from other insects. What are the other common insects which can be mistaken for roaches?
- Crickets – Differentiated by sound. Cockroaches are silent.
- Giant Water Bugs – measures up to one inch across while cockroaches are leaner.
- June Bugs\ May Beetles – a stockier appearance when compared to cockroaches.
- Asian Long-horned Beetle – They are black with white spots and a long antenna. Though it is easy to identify it as a different species in the daytime, it is not so when there is no lighting.
- Baiting Program
- Sealing of cracks