Imagine you’re a cockroach. The weather is warming up. And there’s been lots of rain. It’s the perfect time to find a home and raise a family of hundreds. With so many houses to choose from and no worries about skyrocketing property prices, any house can become yours in a flashing scurry. The only difficult decision to make is where to set up the breeding harem in the house.
With so much choice, finding the right spot is too easy.
Once inside the house, deciding the perfect hovel to inhabit is like being a kid in a lolly shop. Others before you will have a list as long as your wing they can recommend including:
- Wall cavities and roof voids
- Open areas below the house
And in extreme cases …
- Inside kitchen cupboards
- Under the sink in bathrooms
If any gap filler makes it tight to get in, there’s a list of secret entry points to choose from:
- Underground sewer connections
- Under front and back doors
- Inside air vents or weep holes
- Inside and around the garbage
Others before you have found garbage an effective way to carry diseases and put the current household’s health at risk.
How to get rid of cockroaches before they get rid of you
At APC, we often hear homeowners say that they’ve had their home treated regularly, but the cockroaches keep coming back. Effective guaranteed-gone-cockroach-treatment is a step-by-step approach.
Step 1 – Inside-Outside Inspection of Home
We search out all spots where the cockroaches can enter the premises or are hiding. In particular, their home-base.
Step 2 – Treatment of Internal Areas of Home
We strategically apply product in those areas where cockroaches are living and breeding. This protects the home as all the areas that cockroaches will hide and breed are effectively treated
Step 3a – Treatment of Wall Cavities
We treat you wall cavities with unique equipment designed to fill cavities with products which keep cockroaches out for 12 months.
Step 3b – Treatment of Open Area Below House (if not built on a slab)
We access the sub-floor and strategically apply product where cockroaches are living and breeding. This is a dark protected hiding space and must be treated in order to provide long term control.
Step 4 – Treatment of External Areas of Home
We apply product to the external walls, breeding/hiding areas and potential entry points, creating a barrier around the outside of the house.
Here’s the link to the full details of the treatment process. It also covers the various safety issues relating to the kids, the pets and the environment.
Once our cockroach treatment is completed, cockroaches can’t live inside or access your home via outside entry points. Any cockroach attempting to get in is doomed.
The work is guaranteed for 12 months. In the unlikely event of cockroaches coming back and re-infesting, so will we. And at no cost to you. That’s the kind of protection you can count on.
So … if you’re a cockroach reading this, this is the end of the road, time to pack your bags, round up the family and hit the highway.