Do you have a roach problem?
Selecting a pest control company to rid your home of roaches can be a confusing ordeal to say the least.
ATC Pest Control, Inc. is a local, family-owned and operated full service pest control company that uses a combination of all existing treatment methods to protect your home from roaches. We perform these treatments with the highest quality materials and equipment to achieve total control, guaranteed.
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What Type of Roaches do you have?
THE AMERICAN COCKROACH is the largest species of common cockroach, growing to an average length of around 4 centimeters (1.6 in) and about 7 millimeters (0.28 in) tall. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except that they are wingless. These insects are very active at night and travel very quickly, often darting out of sight when someone enters a room. They can fit into small cracks and under doors despite their fairly large size and are considered one of the fastest running insects.
American cockroaches generally live in warm, moist areas, preferring warm temperatures of about 84 °F but they can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They and do not tolerate cold temperatures. These cockroaches are common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks and crevices of porches, foundations, and walkways adjacent to buildings and feed on decaying organic matter and a variety of other foods.
Females lay eggs and the immature cockroaches emerge from their egg cases in 6 to 8 weeks and require 6 to 12 months to mature. Adult cockroaches can live up to one year, during which females produce an average of 150 young. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
THE ORIENTAL COCKROACH is known also as a waterbug or black beetle. It can be found in all parts of the United States. The length of the oriental cockroach is about 1 1/4 inch for the female and about 1 inch for the male. Both have wings but cannot fly. The adults are dark brown and nearly black. The egg capsule is carried by the female for about 30 hours where it is either dropped are attached to a protected surface near a food source. The females will produce an average of 8 capsules containing about 16 to 20 eggs each and will hatch in about 60 days. Nymphs will molt 7 to 10 times and the stages usually take several months to a year to complete.
The oriental cockroach can be found in high moisture areas such as sewers and damp basements. They are usually located below ground level indoors. You probably won't find them on walls or high in cupboards or on the upper floors of buildings.
Oriental cockroaches feed on all kinds of filth and other decaying organic matter. They can live for about a month without food but only about 2 weeks without water. In cold weather you will probably find them migrating indoors. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
THE GERMAN COCKROACH is light brown overall in color, has wings which cover the abdomen, and an adult is about 5/8 inch long. The shield just behind the head is marked with two prominent black stripes. Females produce an egg capsule that is attached to the end of the abdomen for up to a month before being dropped a day or so before eggs hatch. Each 5/16 inch long, brown egg capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs which hatch in 2 to 4 days after being deposited. Nymphs hatching from eggs are less than 1/8 inch long and wingless. They develop through 6 to 7 stages (instars) over 74 to 85 days (varying with temperature) before becoming adults. There may be four generations per year.
German roaches are mainly an indoor species although they will also migrate outdoors from structure to structure. Occasionally, new infestations begin by bringing in cartons and other materials from infested structures that harbor the roaches or their eggs. Kitchens, bathrooms and other locations that provide food, moisture, warmth and shelter are preferred habitats. German cockroaches are mainly active at night, when they search for food and water. During the day, they remain concealed in cracks and crevices unless they are over-crowded, with all developmental stages occurring together. They also can occur in attics, wall voids, crawl spaces, foundation cracks, garbage areas and around the landscape. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
Roach Removal Kit
The ATC Roach Removal Kit includes Advion® Cockroach Gel. This is a new, high-performing product from DuPont Professional Products targeting all pest species of cockroaches. Based on the exceptional active ingredient - indoxacarb, Advion® cockroach gel bait represents the miracles DuPont science can deliver. Cockroach species controlled, but not limited to: German (also gel bait-averse), American, Australian, Brown, Smokybrown, Oriental, Brownbanded and Asian. This unique product, powered by MetaActive™ compound, combines a novel, high-consumption bait matrix with a potent, non-reprellent active ingredient. Cockroaches cannot resist this superior combination and even the toughest populations are quickly controlled!
This is has no odor and contains a non-staining formulation while still maintaining its integrity for extended periods. This allows roaches to consume more bait over an extended time period, resulting in complete control of the entire infestation, guaranteed.
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