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We Protect Chicago Properties From Cockroaches

If you're seeing cockroaches inside your home or business, it means there are hundreds and potentially thousands you aren't seeing. Cockroaches prefer to stay hidden. It is only when their population surpasses the available food resources that they start to take chances and get caught. If you're seeing signs of cockroaches, but not the roaches themselves, it is best to have your infestation addressed now before you do begin to see cockroaches.

Our Cockroach Treatment

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The secret to cockroach control is the use of non-repellent products. A repellent product is something harmful that cockroaches detect, and begin to avoid. This drives them deep into walls, machinery, appliances, and more.

If you're attempting to control cockroaches with repellent products in a restaurant, it can drive roaches out into the dining area. That is bad news for your business.

One key product in our IPM arsenal is a bait that cockroaches eat and bring back to the nesting area. This product has delayed-toxicant activity. What this means is that it takes time to become noticeably toxic. Since it is slow-acting, it takes the cockroaches by surprise and eliminates the entire group.

Another reason this product works is slightly revolting. Cockroaches eat feces. They eat human feces, dog and cat feces, and also the feces of other cockroaches. When they eat feces that contain the active ingredient from the bait we apply, they don't live long afterwards.

Are Chicago Cockroaches Dangerous?

There are many ways a cockroach can harmfully impact your health. They pick up and spread harmful bacteria and parasitic worms when they explore dumpsters, sewers, and other dirty places. Then, they bring those microscopic organisms in with them, leaving them on silverware, dishes, food-prep surfaces, and inside food packages.

Experts estimate that cockroaches can spread more than 33 kinds of bacteria, 6 parasitic worms, and over 7 human pathogens. If this isn't enough, recent studies have shown that cockroach infestations lead to an increase in hospital visits for asthma-related symptoms. These insects can significantly impact the health of a family and hurt the bottom line of a business.

Why Cockroaches Are Formidable Pests

Have you heard that cockroaches are likely to be one of the few animals that will survive a global thermonuclear war? It is because cockroaches can tolerate high levels of radiation. But radiation isn't the only thing they can tolerate. Cockroaches are able to withstand many toxic chemicals that people throw at them. When those toxic chemicals fail to kill the roaches that pass through it, the roaches are able to spread those chemicals to all of the locations they explore.

How Pestmaster® Services Can Help

We are more than exterminators. We use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to pest control. IPM works to get long-term control of roaches with the least amount of chemical product. You deserve more than a one-size-fits-all treatment from an exterminator. Let us develop a target-specific and tailored pest control solution for your specific needs.

Whether you are looking to protect your family from the harmful impact of cockroach-related illness or your business from the financial ramifications of a cockroaches infestation, we can help. At Pestmaster® Services of Chicago, we help residents and business owners tackle cockroach infestations. Reach out to us today to schedule service.