Milberger Pest Control service uses prevention techniques and highly effective bait technology alongside pesticide where possible to eradicate cockroaches from your home or business. Roaches are not only repulsive to many people, but are one of the most unsanitary infestations you can have. Because they feed on all sorts of materials including rot and waste, they pick up pathogens and bacteria from those environments on their legs and bodies. When inside a home or business with an exposed human or pet food source, they will spread bacteria directly to our foods. Ingesting those foods can then cause severe illness. Cockroaches also trigger allergies and asthma in some people.
In the Kansas City area, there are four types of roaches that can complete their life cycle entirely indoors: the oriental cockroach, the American cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, and the German cockroach. Of these, only the American and German cockroaches can fly. The flying varieties may be attracted to lights around doors and enter the building that way. The types that only crawl come in through tiny cracks or holes in the building, gaps around windows and doors. Roches can enter through pipes or other holes in multi-family dwellings with shared walls, requiring pest control service for the entire building. They also often hitch a ride in boxes or suitcases.
Professional pest control service from Milberger can help identify areas where roaches may be entering your home or business. Patching cracks and holes in the home and thoroughly inspecting boxes and bags before moving can help to prevent an infestation. Roaches are drawn to food sources, so keeping your environment scrupulously clean with no accessible crumbs, scraps, or pet food is key to prevention as well as controlling an active infestation. Removing any access to water, including leaking faucets or pipes as well as any standing water in sinks or catch basins under refrigerators also discourages roaches, as they can’t live long without it.
Pest control service from Milberger uses bait technology as well as pesticide for several reasons. It offers superior control and is much more effective than sprays, foggers and powders. One application lasts for months, or until the bait is completely consumed, and fewer applications means lower cost to our customers. Baits release no offensive odors into your home and are practically non-toxic to people and pets. Foraging roaches consume lethal doses of bait, then return to their nest. Because they carry the bait on their legs and bodies just like bacteria, they poison many other roaches who also receive a lethal dose before they die (within 24-72 hours). Tests have shown that after consuming the bait, one cockroach can cause the death of up to 44 other roaches!
For more information about pest control service from Milberger, call (816) 761-1313 in Missouri or (913) 384-6760 in Kansas, or click here to schedule your free inspection today!