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When Roaches Come Out to Play

How to control cockroaches

When Roaches Come Out to Play

It just so happen that the other day, customer calls and tell us there were sitting on the floor folding laundry, when suddenly this BIG Horrendous bug crawled on my leg! It was about an inch long and reddish-brown. Of all things it was a roach, by the looks of it this was best described as an American roach. As most people do out of pure reaction she screamed and yelled for her husband to come and kill it. After watching as he destroyed their living room looking for this creature, she did what any great women would do, and called us to form a plan to attack and eliminate. When treating a house for a roaches we recommend you follow these  3 steps.

My First step is to use some kind of concentrated insecticide on the outer border of home to prevent anymore roaches from invading your home. The most highly recommend concentrate at this point would be Cy-kick CS, which contains a Cyfluthrin. Cyfluthrin is a fast active ingredient, that is low odor and that provides fast insect control. After applying this; you will not need to reapply for up to 90 days (depending on the situation).

My Second step is to rid what roaches I do have in my home. I start off with an item called Gentrol Point Source. This is a disk like item that disperses a chemical called Hydroprene. This will stop the larvae from growing into the adult, and preventing them from reproducing. Next, you will want to bait; you want to make sure that the bait purchased is one that will eliminate the colony not just the roach that is eating it. In which case, you will want something along the line of Maxforce or Advion roach bait gel. You want to be sure that you are applying these gels in an area where you are seeing the most roach activity. Normally they will be around an area that will provide them with water and food. Like bathrooms kitchens and even bed rooms. You cannot place this gel in a food based areas at all. “What can you place in those areas?” you ask. Well not to worry, both Maxforce and Advion have invented a solution.  Using the same chemical that is found in the gel they have made a station that contains the chemical inside so that it will not contaminate any food but make it easy enough to allow the roaches to gain access inside. Be sure that you stay thorough when applying the gel and stations. Also, be sure to check them at least once a week.

My Third and Final step is to sanitize, be sure that the home is clean and will not allow the roach another reason to enter the home and not way to survive without eating the roach bait we just put out.   For instance, be sure you are taking out the trash regularly, after washing dishes be sure to dry the sink, and do not leave food in any open area. It will help is you use the cleaning sprays such as Bio Mop, or Invade Multi Use Spray in the drains if you are a commercial kitchen, as the grease and food in the drains and flooring can add up to more roaches.

This is how we recommend  you get control of roaches in your  home, if these steps are followed, and you are thorough. You won’t end up with a roach trying to play leap frog with you!

 

How To Get Rid of Earwigs In Your Home

Earwigs we probably all know by now how they really got their name? Well from the widespread thought that they would crawl into people’s ears and then bore into our brans while we slept. The little pinchers on the earwigs body or the “cerci” are used both to defend themselves and also to scare off prey. Sometimes they can be used to grasp food. The Earwig is commonly identified by pincer-like appendages, called cerci that are located on their backside. These are used in defensive and offensive behaviors, to hunt as well as protect a nest. Earwigs are active at night and thigmatropic, just like cockroaches in that they prefer to hide in dark, moist cracks. So you tend to locate them in the mulch, under rocks and debris on the outside of a structure. They will eat pretty much anything, leaves, flowers, fruit, fungi and even other insects. (more…)

How to Treat and Inspect for Fire Ants in Your Yard

ePestSolutions: Your Online Do It Yourself Pest Control Store

fire ant ControlWhen it comes to fire ant control, we can all be a little confused as to the best approach for control. There are so many different types of approach, but really the best is to use a professional strength fire ant bait. What is a bait? It is a insecticide that is created to resemble a food source, so they are coming to it, rather than trying to get the fire ant to come in contact with your chemical. The way it works is that the worker or foraging ants find the bait, take it back to the colony and share if with the larvae, workers and colony. (more…)

How to Treat and Inspect for Flies Outdoors at Your Home

 


Fly ControlFlies would be considered thumbs down the most recognized and aggravating insect pest on the plant, they are known to ruin picnics and outings and just down right drive us crazy. So how do you control the common house fly? Just as you do for commercial and restaurant accounts, so can you takes steps to control your flies on the outside. (more…)

How to Treat and Inspect for Flies in Your Home

 


Flies in our home are annoying all on their own, but adding them into a commercial facility or restaurant setting and you are asking for trouble. That is why it is so important to take proper precautions to reduce and eliminate your fly issues in and around your facility. Flies are can give the appearance to customers that you have a sanitation problem and this is not the impression any restaurant or facility would want to have. (more…)

HOW TO OUTSMART CARPENTER ANTS

Carpenter Ant Control

Carpenter ants can be very damaging to property, especially due to their many satellite colonies. Don’t let them do any more destruction at your house. Before calling expensive exterminators that will be back again and again, take matters – and your property – into your own hands. Learn how to get rid of carpenter ants with ePestSolutions. Here’s some easy steps to outsmart these tricky and stealthy creatures. (more…)

HOW TO GET RID OF ANTS – Ant Control for the DIYer

DIY Ant Control Solutions

Ant Control DO It YourselfGetting rid of ants in your home is a relatively easy job if you catch the problem early.

If you want to know how to get rid of ants, you should first determine if you are inviting your ant problem. That means you should look for the source the ants are attracted to. This could be some spilled cola under your refrigerator, a piece of candy dropped in a corner or some loose garbage that escaped its container. (more…)

THE BEST WAY TO RID YOUR YARD OF MOSQUITOES – Mosquito Control

DIY Mosquito Control

Mosquito ControlMosquitoes! These small flying insects can ruin an outdoor event quickly. They can keep you up at night if one gets in your home. We have all probably been about to drop off to sleep only to have our eyes fling open wide as that small, high-pitched buzzzzzz sounds in our ear. Great, well that does of adrenaline will keep you awake for a while. You might as well get out of bed and hunt the flying beast.

Prevention

The best way to get rid of outdoor mosquitoes is never to have them in the first place. Prevention is worth its weight in gold. How do you prevent mosquitoes? Get rid of all standing water. They breed and drop their eggs into the water. The problem with prevention is that the source of mosquitoes may not be within your control. It may belong to a neighbor or even be a natural source such as a pond or river. The problem with mosquitoes are the females. They need blood to complete their breeding cycle. That is why they bite us. The males are plant sap suckers and do not seek blood. Still, how do you tell one from the other before she plunges her blood sucking straw into our flesh? You must be an expert. Better to be rid of them all then to suffer the feeding whims of the female mosquito.

Mosquito Misting Chemicals

Mosquito ControlMosquito Misting Chemicals are the perfect weapon for the DIY home eradication warrior. These are a system of nozzles that produce a mist or fog that kills mosquitoes and many other kinds of insects. The nozzles are piped around the outside of your home and connect to a central pumping station that pushes the pesticide through the system and out the nozzles. This is a fairly easy system to install and is about on the same complexity as a drip irrigation system.

If you are tired of welts, itching and bits from mosquitoes, then consider this easy to install alternative. The system is good for multiple years of use, and there is a variety of products that you use with the misting system.

SUSPEND SC INSECTICIDE: 5 Ways To Use This Great Product

SUSPEND SC InsecticideWhen you begin searching around for an ideal pest control solution, there are a number of important things to keep in mind. For starters, you’ll always want to gravitate towards solutions that have multiple uses. Remember that just because you’re battling a spider infestation today doesn’t mean that the next problem you face will be the same. If you suddenly have to tackle a bed bug problem six months from now, you’ll want to know that you already have a product that you can depend on. Suspend SC Insecticide is one of the highest quality, most versatile products on the market today because of the many different uses that it is perfect for. (more…)

Do It Yourself Bed Bug Control – Information

Bed Bug Control

If you though that bed bugs were a scourge specific to the Middle Ages that had no bearing on modern life, you were probably pretty surprised to discover them in your own home. Perhaps you went on a trip and they hitched a ride home with you in your luggage or on your clothing, or maybe you bought a second hand piece of furniture and ended up with more than your bargained for. Either way, getting rid of them as quickly as possible is no doubt on your agenda. Fortunately, CY Kick pesticide can help you make those bed bugs a thing of the past. (more…)