Cockroaches

Cockroaches, crawling insects, and other Common Pests.

Cockroaches are a very common, and very difficult species to eradicate.  Unfortunately our homes can create a perfect breeding ground for most species of cockroaches. By supplying these pests with food, water, and warmth they can make for an ideal breeding ground. The good news is we know how to kill them. In Westchester and Putnam counties we most commonly see German and American cockroaches, although there are thousands of different species.

HABITAT : Cockroaches prefer to stay near their food supply and sources of water. They are active primarily  at night, and hide in dark crevices during the day. This can make them difficult to find, and you may not see them very often since they are active when you are not.  If cockroaches are seen during the day it is likely due to a large infestation as the available hiding spots are full, or food and water are in short supply. This forces cockroaches to forage during the day, which can alert you to their presence.  Since cockroaches prefer to stay near food and water they are most commonly seen in kitchens and bathrooms.

LIFE CYCLE : Cockroaches reproduce very quickly, which can cause small infestations to quickly become large infestations if something is not done. Female cockroaches carry the capsule containing her eggs with her. This protrudes from the rear of her abdomen until the eggs are ready to hatch. Each capsule will contain 30-48 nymphs and the gestation period is about  28 days.  Cockroach nymphs can grow to be a mature adult in as little as 40 days. The lifespan of the average adult cockroaches of most species is about one year.

CONTROL :

At Best Pest Control we offer a variety of methods for controlling these pests.  Most commonly we treat the inside and outside of your home with a liquid residual (inside) and a granule chemical (outside). This granule activates when wet to set up a barrier to prevent new infestation. We can also provide a natural  “green” method as well as the more conventional methods  We do offer Cryonite treatment which has proven a very helpful and effective tool for  treating bedbugs, beetles and cockroaches.

Our "Green Product" is a plant oil based substance including but not limited to rosemary oil,  oil of wintergreen, and chrysanthemum. This is called ESSENTRIA and is pet, child, and people friendly.  All of the chemicals we stock are Department of Environmental Conservation registered and labels are given to the customer for any product used in or around your home..

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