There are 2 major species of cockroaches that effect us the most here in the bay area, the German and the Oriental. Cockroaches are transmitters of many disease including food poisaning, salmonella and E.coli. Recent studies show the mounting evidence that German Cockroach feces and "dander" are responsible for increased evidence of Asthma among children living in chronically infested dwellings.
The German Roach is generally found living inside a structure and prefers a warm, humid environment. The Oriental Roach on the other hand prefers dark, damp places and generally is found outside as well as in sewers and storm drains.
Our roach control and treatment methods focus on the roaches hiding places and nest sites. We currently offer 2 different types of services for control of roaches. A bait service, which is currently considered the gold standard, for roach control in occupied homes. Be aware that baiting takes a week or two to contol the problem but it also does provide a greater level of control and exposes you to far less chemicals. The other form of service we provide is the application of a liquid product. This type of service is general limited to vacant or non occupied structures. One advantage that this services has over the bait service is the "fast knock down". Roaches will start dying within minutes of the application, but continued control is best establish with the baiting service.
It is important to combine a treatment from Omega Pest Control with proper sanitation and harborage site reductions. This will ensure effective control and limit the chance of reinfestation. Our highly trained technicians will be able to assist you in establishing a control program that meets your needs. Please contact us today if you have any questions.