American Cockroaches are slightly longer, more slender than the Oriental Cockroach and can be easily distinguished by a brownish red coloring. Though not as common as the Oriental Cockroach local activity has increased and large populations of this pest can infest both homes and business. Routine monitoring, rotating baits to ensure and follow up liquid applications are usually sufficient to eliminate this pest. However, consistency is key and edibility again requires a professional approach as the American Cockroach can adapt and move quickly to avoid a threat.
Similar in appearance to the German Cockroach the Brown Banded Cockroach likewise infests quickly and can overwhelm an untrained individual quickly if not identified correctly. Brown Banded Cockroaches like the German Cockroach are commonly found in apartment complex or shared living accommodations. Easily distinguishable by the “band” rather than stripe down the back the Brown Banded Cockroach is less common and tends to harbour in different places than the German Cockroach. Behind pictures, on curtains, in plants and in some cases harbouring between pieces of ply in wood- The Brown Banded Cockroach can provide a very serious challenge. Pre-emptive approach is the best option employing baits, dust residual and liquid applications.
Oriental Cockroaches are the stereotypical bottom dwellers of our nightmares. Oriental Cockroaches love sewers, damp, dark and moist areas where water sources are readily available. In most cases baits prove ineffective alone as the environment Oriental Cockroaches inhabit is less than suitable. Oriental Cockroaches cannot climb so treatments to baseboards and baiting wall voids provides an effective control solution. However, in all cases a professional is required to achieve long-term control as dust residual applications should be applied in a targeted manor to flush populations from their harborage point.
German Cockroaches breed quickly, they infest at extremely alarming rates and they can pose a variable outside the experience threshold of any technician. Understanding the German Cockroach requires an adept understanding of the factors contributing to an infestation. Professional control measures are required in all cases. Retail products may succeed in slowing the issue. However, the German Cockroach is not picky and will simply move from one source point to another without the understanding of a professional Pest Control Technician. A program of Baiting, Dust Residual and Liquid applications rotated systematically provides the most effective solution.