Any structure infested with Cockroaches will cause the occupants a lot of stress and frustration. Most cockroaches are nocturnal pests… meaning they are active at night. Roaches are very resilient and will sometimes grow resistant to routine treatment. Seeking Cockroach control after evidence is found is critical. They reproduce at an alarming rate and neglecting them will only make the problem worse. Many studies have shown these pests to act as a catalyst to chronic respiratory problems in children. A.N.T. Pest Control will work with the customer to create an unattractive environment for these unwanted pests.

How A.N.T. Pest Control Gets Rid Of Roaches

Step #1: Inspection:

The objective of the inspection is locating their harborage areas & identifying possible structural deficiencies.  We begin searching the structure for evidence of roaches in a house. Evidence consist of physical findings of live or dead roaches. Another crucial evidence indicator is called “frass”. These are little brown or black specs of roach excrement. “Frass” may be found in corners of rooms, cabinet hinges, corners of drawers and a number of other areas.  Areas which have roach excrement will be considered high activity areas which will need special attention during the treatment stage.

Step #2: Roach Identification

Verifying what type of roach we are dealing with is extremely crucial for treatment selection. There are several different types of roaches which are relevant in the Midwest.  German, Oriental and American are the 3 most  common roaches.  Each type of roach will have a specific agenda and objective while inside the structure.  Our recommendations for long-term prevention will hinge on the species found during the inspection.

Step #3: Roach Treatment

After inspecting & identifying the pest we can now formulate the best treatment options to eradicate the roaches.  All treatments are performed with the upmost safety in mind.  A.N.T. Pest Control will never put your family, small children or pets at risk.

Treatment will usually consist of:  A liquid pesticide which roaches can’t detect, a bait and a growth hormone regulator.

  1. Liquid Treatment: A non-repellent pesticide which will be applied in activity areas. They will not be able to detect the pesticide as they cross over the treated area. Once crossing over the pesticide, the roach will die within 24 hours.
  2. Bait: A food source for roaches which will be applied to harborage areas. They will eat the bait. Like the liquid, it will not kill them immediately.
  3. Growth Regulator: This can come in the form of a liquid or station like device. What does a growth regulator do? Prevents baby & adolescent roaches from reproducing in the upcoming weeks.

Step #4: 5-Star Follow-Up Customer Service

After the initial visit… We will contact the customer to ensure everything working as planned. Most roach infestation problem will need 2 treatments. This is can be due to sanitation conditions, living conditions and how quickly roaches reproduce. We do not make our customers pay for 2 treatments upfront. Sometimes one treatment is all it takes. All of our services put the customer first. Meaning we are not going to charge our customer for something they do not need. A.N.T. takes great pride by making ourselves available if any questions or concerns should arise after service.

Cockroaches: Common Questions

I am not a messy person & my house is very clean. Why do I have German Cockroaches!?

There are many possibilities that you may acquire cockroaches in your house. First, german roaches are great “hitch-hikers”. They will climb into: Grocery bags from the market or retail stores, to-go containers from restaurants, suite cases, purses & many other outlets.

Why am I seeing cockroaches during the day? I thought they were nocturnal?

Due to survival purposes… Most roaches will go hunting for food at night, to increase their chances of not being seen. In situations where there are large infestations, roaches will be seen day or night. The less powerful roaches will be forced to come-out during high risk times to find food.

What do cockroaches eat?

They are all very adaptable and capable of eating just about anything… From hair to each other or even feces. Their preferred diet depends on the species of roach? Oriental roaches will mostly feed on decaying matter in sewers. German roaches will enjoy human based foods containing starch, sugar or meat.

Do roaches bite?

If there is no food for them… They will try to eat dead skin found on humans. Such as fingernails or eyebrow areas. They do not have venom or stingers. Roaches are not actively trying to eat us or attack us while we sleep. People who have been bit, do not usually complain about pain associated with it. Some people will notice skin irritation after getting bit.

Do bug-bombs work against roaches?

“Bug-bombs” are probably the worst treatment method to use when trying to fight a roach infestation. This is due to the fact, roaches are hidden and will not be affected by the airborne pesticide. Essentially, the pesticide is not being presented in their ideal location. Ultimately missing them all together.

Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

  • Can survive without its head for several days;
  • Fast movers- Capable of moving up to 3 mph;
  • Can survive underwater for over 30 minutes;
  • Can survive in the cold temperature up to 32 degrees Fahrenheit;
  • Can survive 1 month without food;
  • Can survive 1 week without water;
  • Adult males can live up to 1 year;
  • Adult females can live up to 2 years;

Do you have a cockroach problem? Do not wait! They reproduce very, very quickly! Give A.N.T. Pest Control a call today, and see if we may be of service to you. Call or text (815)215.7211


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