Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
Cockroaches are often associated with messy, neglected spaces. Seeing a roach scurry by might make you second guess all your housekeeping habits but don’t blame yourself! These pests have been a pain to property owners for hundreds of years. They are stubborn, dirty and are known to spread germs, disease and bacteria. When you are ready to kick these critters to the curb, call Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control for your Coquitlam cockroach removal.
If unwanted pests have made their way into your home or business, it is important to get them out as quickly as possible. Having insects crawling across your counter is always bad news but some properties are at a greater risk than others. Restaurants and commercial kitchens, for example, are responsible for feeding hundreds of people every day. Pest problems in these areas can mean making dozens of people (if not more) ill. Calling in professional pest control at the first sign of roaches can help cut down your treatment time, save costs of subpar traps and help keep residents, tenants and customers safe.
Roaches do more than go bump in the night. Damp areas like kitchens and bathrooms are prime real estate for these bugs. Catching a glimpse of one of these bugs might send homeowners running for the hills but there are far worse things lurking just out of sight, namely bacteria! These insects carry their own brand of germs and health hazards around with them. Digestive illness, respiratory issues, allergies and even sepsis are all side effects of having unwanted houseguests lurking around.
Cockroaches are at their most active during the late-night hours. In addition to being quick, these pests are also sneaky, squeezing themselves into cracks and crevices to avoid being seen. Between their habits, their colouring and their speed, these pests are able to fly under the radar for long periods. Something as simple as getting up in the night for a glass of water can reveal a whole world of creepy crawlers that you never knew were there. Flat bodies allow these insects to squish and shimmy underneath appliances, into cupboards and even behind hung pictures or wall clocks. The most common type of roach in Canada are German cockroaches, which are dark in colour and are normally no more than a couple of inches long.
Due to their broad diet, cockroaches can survive on basically anything, but they prefer to hang around kitchens. These areas provide them with food, water and a cozy place to call home. No matter how much or how often your kitchen is cleaned, there is always something for insects to eat. This setup is great for them but it means that pantries, prep stations, countertops and even dishes and cutlery are all contaminated. Eating any foods that have been nibbled by roaches can also pave the way for serious illness through transfer of saliva or droppings.
In the animal kingdom, some pests are classified as being beneficial but cockroaches aren’t one of them. At their very core, these bugs are survivalists more than anything. It is this instinct to survive and ability to adapt that makes getting rid of roaches so difficult. In fact, a good deal of pest control in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and the surrounding area must deal with roaches! Due to the frequency of these infestations, there are plenty of tools and “solutions” out there, claiming to get rid of cockroaches. Many of these department store pesticides do not get the job done and they are not exactly environmentally friendly. Most basic pest control products consist of gel baits, boric acid and even physical traps. The trouble with this approach is that cockroaches are adaptive. Even if these pests take a bite out of contaminated food sources, it doesn’t guarantee that anything will happen. This means that you might spend money on ineffective traps or poisons which can be dangerous to young children and pets. Even if they do put a dent in surface populations, these methods can’t get rid of whole populations.
Proper pest management and cockroach control does not just focus on adult insects but works to eliminate pests at every stage of the life cycle. Handling pests from the ground up means tackling eggs, adolescents and adults and even clearing away egg cases in the most efficient way possible. Taking on adult insects does not do much to prevent re-infestations by leaving soon-to-be hatched eggs behind. Instead of settling for subpar results, our team of Toodaloo experts have come up with a multi-step approach to handle your cockroach infestation once and for all.
Resources are often shared within the cockroach community. Adolescent bugs and larvae begin their lives eating the cast-offs and droppings of nearby adult roaches. By creating a treatment method that passes from one generation down to the next, our pest control experts can hit those pests where it hurts – everywhere! Instead of packing up our tools at the end of the day, our Toodaloo experts work alongside clients and community members to create the best customer services and after-care experience possible.
Choosing local services means timely results but it also means dedicated technicians. Each member of the Toodaloo team is committed to getting the best results for our communities. Being local to your area also means access to services and information. Large companies have a reputation of being difficult to get a hold of, whether it is for questions or aftercare. This just isn’t the case when you opt for Toodaloo care. Instead of being left in the dark about your care, property owners are consulted every step of the way. From scheduling initial treatments and follow-ups to explaining tools and processes, our pest control specialists keep their clients informed.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.