American Cockroach Exterminator
Problems with foul-smelling invaders? Bad odors and excrement on your furniture and belongings? Nighttime intruders lurking in your kitchen and pantry? Unpleasant encounters in your bathroom?
If you have these problems with your six-legged invaders, we can help! At AKL Exterminator, we will get rid of those annoying American cockroaches.
AKL Exterminator, enemies of the American cockroaches
Many people agree that cockroaches are one of the most annoying and disgusting insects around. And to the general discomfort, they are one of the most common household pests that invade all types of properties, from homes to restaurants to local establishments.
These unwanted guests can cause serious problems, from structural damage to contamination of your property, to health problems from their droppings and waste. And the bad smell they generate is inconceivable, in addition to invading your food sources.
This pest brings serious health complications to your property, so don’t risk waiting and take immediate action against the American cockroach with professional services!
If you are faced with this annoying pest and want to eradicate it, you are in the right place! You can call on our efficient services. We are the best pest exterminators in Quebec.
As AKL Exterminator, we will eliminate any American cockroach infestation on your property. Let’s see everything about this particular domestic pest, its behaviors, its habits, its modes of infestation and the measures to fight them.
At AKL Exterminator, our priority is to control all insects and rodents in order to restore well-being and tranquility for you and your loved ones!
Data sheet of the American cockroach
The American cockroach is the largest species of common cockroach. They measure between 38 and 40 mm and are of reddish or orange color. They have a yellowish margin in the area of the body behind the head, as well as wings. Their body is flattened and oval.
They have long jaws and antennae. Their wings do not allow them to fly long distances. On the other hand, they run very fast on the ground thanks to their six legs. They are real sprinters!
What is their favorite food?
The diet of American cockroaches is simple: they are omnivores and scavengers. We can also call them scavengers of waste! They feed on all kinds of waste, meat, bread, cheese, toothpaste, paper, carcasses of other animals. They even become cannibals in times of shortage.
They are innate eaters! They have a preference for places where food is prepared, such as kitchens or restaurants. Outdoors, they often eat leaves and other insects. They also like pet food left out at night.
The habits of the American cockroach. What attracts them?
Cockroaches are essentially opportunistic and nocturnal animals. They are attracted to heat, humidity and foods rich in sugar and starch. That’s why you can find them in bathrooms, kitchens and garbage cans to feed and breed.
Despite their repulsive appearance, cockroaches do not sting or bite. They flee from light, so if you see them during the day, the infestation is huge. They enter homes in search of water, food and shelter to breed.
Their flattened body allows them to easily infiltrate under doors, windows, holes, ruined drains, pipes and sewers. Once inside your property, they will look for a safe, low-lighted place to nest.
Where is the American cockroach hiding?
These pernicious bugs can be found in many places. They usually settle near food and water sources, such as sewers or near garbage cans. They also hide in basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, wall corners, drains, crevices, hollow trees or attics.
Life cycle and reproduction of the American cockroach
American cockroaches can live up to a year and develop in three stages: eggs, nymphs and adults. Female cockroaches can lay up to 9 or 10 egg deposits (oothecae) which can contain up to 18 eggs!
When the young hatch, they will incubate for 20 to 50 days. They will then hatch into larvae and eventually reach sexual maturity. They are incredibly quick to spread and infest your property. It’s disgusting, isn’t it?
How to detect the signs of their presence?
Recognizing an American cockroach infestation is simple. You can usually find them at night rooting around in your kitchen, bathrooms, basements and plumbing. You may also notice empty egg deposits, abandoned shells and dried feces. Another sign is that musty smell when there is a heavy infestation on your property.
How to fight an infestation of American cockroaches?
To exterminate an infestation of American cockroaches, you will need a lot of time and patience, as they are very slippery and fast insects. Another detail is that, as they are nocturnal animals, fighting them during the day will be ineffective. In addition, you must eradicate all their nests to prevent further spread.
That’s why you should hire professional pest control services, and we, AKL Exterminator, are the ones! Our complete services are the best in Quebec for the extermination of domestic pests.
Our exterminators will get rid of all American cockroaches on your property! Next, let’s review some very useful combative measures and recommendations for eliminating American cockroaches.
Clean and repair everything
To get all your nasty invaders out, you need to do an intensive cleanup of your property. You will need to eliminate any sources of food, moisture or potential hiding places. It is also essential to repair water leaks, seal holes and cracks, and disinfect all surfaces where they can roam.
Use of pesticides
Another effective method of controlling this nasty pest is to purchase and place pesticides in strategic locations. Baits are very effective in enticing roaches to eat them and poisoning their colony. This way, your nasty guests will eventually die.
You can also use authorized pesticides. Apply them as directed and try not to mix them to avoid unnecessary contamination. We recommend non-repellent insecticides, pheromone traps, sprays, dusts or insect growth regulators.
If you want to get the best American cockroach pesticides, you can buy them on our site! Remember to apply these products to surfaces that you do not touch, out of reach of your children or pets.
Hiring professional services
Insecticides or baits often do not work, as cockroaches frequently develop resistance to them. In such cases, do not hesitate to contact us: AKL Exterminator is the most efficient pest control company!
How to prevent cockroaches?
Here are some preventive measures to prevent American cockroaches from invading your property:
Be careful before bringing home furniture, used appliances or other small finds. Unwanted insects and their eggs can be found there.
- Cracks and openings around the pipes must be sealed.
- Store food in airtight glass or plastic containers.
- Keep all kitchen surfaces clean and free of spills.
- Do not leave food on the counters and wash dirty dishes immediately.
- Vacuum frequently and dispose of garbage bags outside the house.
- Keep the rooms as dry as possible as these insects love moisture.
- At night, keep your pets’ food and water away from the house to prevent them from enjoying it.