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Cockroaches

Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches are found in southern Alberta.

There are many different types of cockroaches in North America. The German Cockroach is the most common and is found throughout North America. They are very successful because of their high reproduction rates and that the female hangs on to its egg sack until the last minute, which means a higher survival rate for the nymphs.

The German cockroach is the most prolific breeder among all cockroaches. Each egg capsule can contain up to 40 eggs and development from egg to adult can occur in as little as 45 days. Like all cockroaches, it is omnivorous and will eat virtually anything people will, and many things we won't. It is recognized by the two dark, longitudinal stripes on the "shield" at the front of the body under which the head is located.

In homes, this pest will first locate itself in bathrooms and the kitchen, as close as possible to food and moisture sources. It spends 75% to 80% of its time resting in cracks and voids. In commercial structures they turn up in restaurants and can be found in refrigerators, stoves, deep fryers, cracks and crevices. Any where there is heat, humidity and a food source.  Their primary food source is decaying organic matter (i.e. garbage).  Sanitation is your number one defense against cockroaches.

Elimination of cockroaches requires the expertise of a professional applicator.