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We say “pest”, most people think, “cockroach”, and they’d be correct to do so. Cockroaches are, perhaps, the definition of pests, and so naturally, Waynes’ cockroach control is a highly in-demand service that fixes one of the worst problems your Birmingham-based home or business can suffer from.
With over twenty-five native species of cockroaches crawling about, our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service is ideal for tackling the problem. Our skilled cockroach exterminators utilize environmentally friendly, sustainable treatments. We make use of feed traps that the cockroaches consume and take back to their colony – the true source of the infestation.
The work of our service professionals doesn’t just see a handful of cockroaches removed from your home or business. It sees the entire colony eradicated, leaving your property roach-free for the foreseeable future. If you’re wondering, “how do I get rid of roaches in the house fast?” the answer is simple - you call Waynes.
The first sign most people have of a cockroach infestation is noticing one of them scurrying about their property. Unlike some creepy crawlies, where one bug doesn’t necessarily mean a call to a treatment service, we feel differently about cockroaches. Their colonies tend to be nearby, they multiply quickly, and a few unwanted guests can rapidly turn into an infestation if you don’t act fast and call Waynes’ cockroach extermination services.
Aside from seeing the dreaded bugs themselves, you may also notice black or brown droppings. Egg capsules may also appear near cabinets (where food is stored), in bathrooms, and in basements. Asthma and allergy sufferers may also be triggered by the cockroaches’ pheromones. This will smell “musty” to many people.
Firstly, the near-indestructible cockroach is a health hazard. Businesses (especially restaurants) are immediately closed when a cockroach infestation is found. Cockroaches aren’t just dirty – they can spread diseases. They include but aren’t limited to Cholera, Typhoid Fever, Salmonella, Dysentery, Listeriosis and even more shocking diseases like plague and leprosy. For most residents in Alabama, the latter shouldn’t be an issue, but nobody should ever take that risk.
Cockroaches don’t tend to be as destructive to your home as most other pests, but they are clearly a public health problem in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. Once they get in, these hardy and troublesome bugs are tough to remove. Going after the visible roaches alone won’t do the trick – that’s where Waynes’ specialized experts come in.
Cockroaches aren’t unique to Alabama by any means. You’ll find them everywhere. However, cockroaches do tend to like the warmer weather. Over twenty-five, different species are native to Alabama, and our cockroach control team is familiar with them all.
What attracts cockroaches specifically? Dirty dishes and countertops, food left lying around, lingering garbage, piles of cardboard and paper where they can shelter, and general dirtiness and uncleanliness.
All the generic and stereotypical things listed above that you associate with pests don’t attract every type of pest or bug. Some prefer clean, sanitized homes. However, when we’re talking about cockroaches, they really hit the nail on the head. For them, it is a case of the dirtier, the grimier, and smellier – the better.
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Once you have cockroaches in your house or business, it is often too late. You’re going to need to contact Waynes’ Birmingham services to eradicate the infestation. The best way to tackle cockroaches is to take preventative steps to ensure that there is nothing that interests them on your property. Waynes recommends the following measures:
There are 25+ native cockroach species in Alabama, many of which can be found right here in Birmingham. Where do cockroaches live? They aren’t that fussy – they’ll live in workplaces and homes alike, although they prefer to set up shop nearby to a food source. Cockroaches are omnivores – they aren’t picky eaters and will eat almost anything. They can survive a month without food, too, but they generally need moisture. Dark, humid kitchens and bathrooms are ideal, as they can’t survive longer than a week without water.
The most common cockroaches in Alabama include:
Others include the American Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, and Smoky Brown Cockroach.
Throughout millions of years of evolution, cockroaches have become some of the hardiest bugs around. They are rumored to be able to survive the fallout from a nuclear explosion, and it is a scientific fact that they can survive upwards of a week without a head. Given this level of defense, simply spraying any visible cockroaches with chemicals simply won’t do. Therefore, at Waynes, we go further, and we do so with environmentally sound solutions.
Our cockroach control specialists use environmentally friendly bait. Much like cockroaches spread diseases amongst humans, they can also spread our treatment amongst themselves. These year-round cockroach treatment solutions are then carried by the roaches back to their colony, letting us even the score. In a short space of time, our solution will decimate the colony, leaving your business roach-free.
Of course, learning how to get rid of cockroaches forever doesn’t just mean dialing our number. You’ll also have to practice the preventive measures described above to ensure that you don’t suffer from a new infestation later down the line.