The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting cockroach.
Habits – American cockroaches are found in food processing areas and food storage areas, as well as other types of buildings. They are active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but they can survive lower temperatures with the right conditions.
Habitat – American cockroaches are often found in sewers and basements, particularly around pipes and drains.
Threats – Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Germs that cockroaches eat from decaying matter or sewage are protected while in their bodies and may remain infective for several weeks longer than if they had been exposed to cleaning agents, rinse water, or just sunlight and air. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause lots of allergic reactions in inner city children. They were even shown to cause asthma in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins, and dead bodies of roaches.
Treatment – In most cases, Parker Pest Control Inc., will use a very fine boric acid powder. The powder is applied with a patented pressurized machine, that applies an electrostatic charge to the powder to give it the ability to cling to just about anything. This process assures complete elimination. With Parker Pest Control’s exclusive P.E.S.T.® (Pest Elimination Systems Treatment) program, houses are treated just one time and given a six month money-back warranty.
NOTE: Most Commercial businesses require monthly applications.