Cockroaches are a high risk pest to have in the home. They carry a range of serious illnesses, including salmonella food poisoning, dysentery, diphtheria, gastroenteritis and typhoid. Furthermore, cockroaches have been identified as a major source of powerful allergens, often the cause of asthma, allergies and eczema, especially in urban areas. The health risk is particularly high in homes with children, the elderly or those fighting illnesses.
Beyond the health risks, cockroaches are a distasteful pest to have in the home. They are not only a disturbing sight, they cause contamination and can produce an obnoxious odour that taints food and objects which they come in contact with. If the conditions are good, and temperatures sufficient, as is the case all around the year in most parts of India, cockroaches can breed rapidly. They are highly resilient and have developed resistances to a number of insecticides. A quick response is therefore essential to ensure that cockroach infestations do not go out of control or spread to neighboring properties.
Sealing entry points can help prevent a cockroach from entering the home. Key risks are gaps under doors or around pipes to the exterior or neighboring properties. Also seal gaps where cockroaches can harbor - cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day in cracks and crevices in the walls, around skirting boards or behind electrical sockets.
The most effective way of controlling cockroaches is to deny them food and water:
In our view, electromagnetic or ultrasonic resellers do not work with cockroaches and are not recommended to prevent or control cockroach infestations.
Established cockroach problems very often require professional pest control solutions to ensure that it will not reoccur.
There are a range of insect killers that are effective on cockroaches. Please follow the instructions to ensure safe and effective use.However, it is difficult to reach all cockroach hiding places with amateur products. Infestations are likely to reoccur especially when surviving cockroach eggs hatch after one or two months, or when not all hiding places have been treated.
Cockroaches are very resilient and while products can deal with the immediate problem, treatment by a qualified pest control technician is often necessary to monitor cockroach problems over the long-term. Some cockroach species have developed resistance to conventional insecticides. APSPL technicians have a range of powerful and effective insecticides to exterminate cockroach infestations. Especially for households, India offers a special cockroach gel bait formulation, to deal with cockroaches fast and in a non-messy way. Depending on your situation, your local pest control surveyor might suggest bait or insecticide spray treatments to keep cockroaches out of your home.
Dealing with Crawler's Problems in your Home: Sharing your home with any one of the thousands of insect species found in this country is never fun. Not only can the spread of diseases be attributed to some 'Crawlers' and 'Casual Intruders' but they can also damage your home possessions, not to mention the real distress they can cause to the many Herpetophobics (a fear of Crawlers) in this country.
Types of Crawler's Problems: There are thousands of different species of 'Crawlers' or 'Casual Intruder' but a few of the more common ones are:
How to keep Crawlers away: Sealing entry points can help casual intruders from entering the home. Key risks are gaps under doors or around pipes to the exterior or neighboring properties. Also seal gaps where these insects can harbor – many of these insects, such as Earwigs and Carpet Beetles, are nocturnal and hide during the day in cracks and crevices in the walls, around skirting boards or behind electrical sockets.
The most common reason, any insect enters your home is in it's search for food and water so ensure there is none available by taking the following measures:
Silverfish require a moist but warm atmosphere to live in so ensure that rooms are dry and well ventilated.
If untreated, some casual intruders will quickly establish themselves in high numbers and will spread to adjoining properties. In the case of an infestation of Carpet Beetle we would recommend thorough vacuuming of all carpets and shampooing with an insecticidal carpet cleaner. Any clothes, curtains or soft furnishings showing signs of infestation or damage from the larvae of the Carpet Beetle should be dry-cleaned.
A wide range of products are available on the market that can be used effectively against a variety of insects and casual intruders. Please follow the instructions to ensure safe and effective use. However, it may be difficult for you to reach all the corners, cracks and crevices that some of these insects will use to hide, especially with amateur products. An established pest problem will often require professional pest control to ensure that it will not reoccur.
Most Crawlers or Casual Intruders are more of a pest in the garden than in the home. However, this is not always the case and some of these pests will prove extremely difficult to control. Pest Control Products can deal with the immediate problem, treatment by a qualified pest control technician is often necessary to deal with some Crawlers over the long-term. APSPL technicians have a range of powerful insecticides to deal with Crawlers and Casual Intruders. We also minimize the risk in the home by using non-toxic insecticides.