German roaches and Oriental roaches are quite common in our area. However, Little David Pest Control has our integrated pest management down to a science. We’ll keep your property roach-free.
Treatment for German Roaches
We complete indoor treatment once everything is prepared. There is no need to treat outside. For your reference, German roaches are reddish-brown and about 1/2 inch long. Do not scrub down the treated area after we spray.
How to Prepare
The following must be done before the technician arrives.
- Empty all cupboards above and below the sink, as well as all drawers. Everything has to be empty and put in another room and covered with a sheet. Nothing should be on the countertop or on top of the refrigerator.
- Cupboards can be wiped out with a dry cloth afterward. Countertops should be thoroughly washed.
- Empty everything out of bathroom cabinets.
- Empty everything out of the linen closet if you want it sprayed.
- Move everything off shelves and the floor of closets if you want them sprayed. If clothes are left hanging in closets, they may have an odor.
- Whatever you want sprayed has to be empty or it will not be sprayed.
Treatment for Oriental Roaches
Oriental roaches usually require outdoor and indoor treatment. The perimeter of your house is treated outside along with power spraying through the vents. The inside is treated under the sinks and in lower cabinets if needed, but everything must be prepared in advance. For your reference, Oriental roaches are dark brown to black and about 1 1/2 inches long.
How to Prepare
- If the roaches wandered inside, you should empty out under the sink and lower cupboards only. This should be done before the technician arrives. This is an outside roach and likes it cool and damp.
- You need to plan on being out for 2 hours.
- All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 2 hours. Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and the circulator should be turned off or unplugged.
- If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant, we suggest checking with your doctor first.
You may see roaches for up to 7 days after spraying. This is normal. The spray kills immediately on contact. A flushing agent is used to get them out of the cracks and crevices. Roaches not killed during initial spraying will later crawl over the residue, contaminating their antennae. They will then ingest the poison when they clean these appendages and die. This is why you may see roaches during the 7-day period. If they are moving slowly, the roach is dying, and no further treatment is needed. If it scurries away quickly, we need to come back and do another treatment. There is no charge for this secondary treatment.