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
Every day, kitchens and bathrooms across British Columbia are being taken over by pests. For some, this might be ants or spiders but for an unlucky few, their main culprit is a cockroach. These pests scurry and hide at the flash of a light but they leave a ton of bacteria behind. More than being a nuisance, these intruders are a health hazard. Don’t learn to live with roaches when you can have a Toodaloo technician handle your Surrey cockroach removal.
There are some pests that you can learn to live with and some that you just can’t. Any uninvited guest that leaves bacteria, droppings and saliva behind is unwelcome, particularly around commercial properties or kitchens. These pests are linked to food poisoning, allergies, respiratory and digestive illness and even sepsis. For all these reasons, it is important to get rid of cockroaches quickly. Plenty of property owners are quick to run out to hardware or department stores to grab bait stations, a box of boric acid or roach killer. Instead of taking care of your roach infestation, these Do-It-Yourself methods introduce even more harmful substances into vulnerable areas. For complete and proper cockroach control, it is important to know how these pests work.
Part of what makes roach control so difficult, is just how tough they are. Ironically, the most common species of these pests in Canada are the American cockroach and the German roach. While they might be named after different regions, both of these have similar habits. Instead of standard food sources, these insects can survive on just about anything – and that means anything! In addition to being able to eat everything that their human hosts do, German cockroaches can eat organic by-products and cast-off like hair, fingernails and even other roaches. This means that starving them is not an option. Poisons claim to kill cockroaches but some of these pests are so versatile that they can actually adjust to being poisoned! It does not take long for stubborn pests to adjust to their environment, developing immunities to common, household products. This is where professional pest control services come in. After years in the industry, our Toodaloo technicians can track, treat and terminated infestations of any kind, in any space.
When it is time to get rid of roaches, it is important to look passed larger, adult bugs and into the smaller details. Due to their flat bodies, there is no end to how many places these bugs can hide out. Common hiding places include the usual haunts, of course, such as drawers and cupboards but they also tuck in underneath appliances and even behind paintings. Because of this extreme mobility, eggs often make their way into cracks and crevices in unexpected places. Treating adult insects is great but leaving eggs behind means that you can expect a re-infestation in no time.
When you are looking to kill roaches, it is important to be both thorough and creative. Over-the-counter pest control methods do not treat pests at every stage of their lifespan. In order to properly ditch a cockroach infestation, it is important to be both creative and thorough. Because of their ability to adapt to chemical treatments when used over long periods, quick and calculated actions are necessary. Top of the line treatments include edible treatments, designed to travel through the insect chain. What is consumed by adult roaches is then discarded and consumed by larvae, eliminating populations from the earliest stages.
Stubbornness and mobility make roaches enemy number one for commercial and strata properties. A single treatment is often not enough to get the job done, so our experts have come up with a multi-step process to get results. Even when you manage to get rid of the physical bugs themselves, there are still by-products left behind. This is why Toodaloo technicians add an extra step to their pest removal services by disposing of those things like egg cases, droppings and identifying high traffic areas for cleaning, eliminating bacteria.
Whether you are trying to achieve a safe, comfortable environment for tenants, employees, customers or just friends and family, our Toodaloo technicians can help! Highly-trained, highly-experienced, local services are able to help care for your space, in a timely manner and at cost-competitive rates.
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.