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How to get rid of cockroaches

Professional treatment is often the most effective way to get rid of cockroaches in your home or business. Specialist services can guarantee a long-term solution and reduce the risk of a re-infestation through professional prevention methods.

For businesses, the presence of cockroaches poses a real threat of contamination and damage to stored items and brand reputation. The health hazards associated with this disease-spreading insect are a real concern for homeowners too.

Call us at 800-937-8398 for specialist cockroach control. We pride ourselves on fast, responsive service every day.

Our Western Exterminator specialists are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state certified, licensed specialists and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise.

With a deep understanding of the habits of each cockroach species, we can use our knowledge to develop an effective control program for your property.

Cockroach bait

One of the most common cockroack control methods our specialists use is cockroach bait. It is very effective for use in indoor locations such as hotels, hospitals, food processing facilities, and kitchens (both commercial and residential).

Cockroach baits come in three formats:

  1. Liquid
  2. Gel
  3. Solid

Cockroach treatments take advantage of the cannibalistic nature of cockroaches to help eliminate the infestation. Our specialists place the bait in strategic areas around a property where cockroaches are commonly found. When a cockroach consumes the bait, the toxins will not only affect this cockroach, but also will affect other roaches with which it comes in contact.

After feeding on the bait, the cockroach likely return to its nest, where it will defecate. Other hungry cockroaches in the nest consume the feces and saliva from the "poisoned" cockroach and will therefore be affected by the bait as well. Cockroaches may also consume the bodies of other (dead) cockroaches. If the carcass is one of a cockroach that consumed bait prior to its death, these other cockroaches will consequently come into contact with the bait as well, and meet a similar fate.

Cockroach baiting essentially creates a cycle of cockroaches infecting themselves and passing it through entire populations. For this reason, cockroach bait is an effective solution for exterminating entire cockroach colonies.

Cockroach fumigation

Fumigation is also incredibly effective when it comes to cockroach control. This process uses gaseous insectices to exterminate cockroaches within a confined space.

The fumigation process involves sealing off all or part a facility where a cockroach infestation is present. A fumigant gas is then introduced into the area to reduce the population. In severe cases, fumigation may be applied in addition to other cockroach control services.

Cockroach fumigation is highly effective for businesses in industries such as:


Each fumigation techniques is tailored to the environment in which it is used and the needs of those that inhabit it.

Find out more about Western Exterminator’s fumigation services >

Heat treatments for cockroaches

Heat treatment is a solution for eliminating cockroaches at any stage of their life cycle. It is both chemical-free and environmentally friendly, providing a solution for homes and businesses alike.

Westerm Exterminator’s Entotherm heat treatment consists of a mobile system that delivers dry heat between 122°F and 140°F for a monitored period. This ensures the cockroaches are killed without causing any damage to your property.

The Entotherm heat treatment is suitable for businesses such as hotels, schools, hospitals, and restaurants.

Contact us today to book a treatment with one of our experts.

Proactive cockroach control

When it comes to businesses, proactive cockroach control is essential. Taking a chance on a cockroach infestation could mean lost revenue and a tarnished reputation. Especially for those handling food, taking preventative action can help to businesses comply with food safety legislation, standards and audit requirements for food hygiene. In addition to taking measures to prevent problems, it is important to have a professional monitor for early signs of a cockroach infestation. Your Western Exterminator specialist can install insect monitoring units that will help detect the presence of cockroaches. This enables you to take quick action and control an infestation before it gets out of hand.

Western’s professional service for getting rid of cockroaches

Our cockroack control service begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our specialists will look for typical signs of cockroaches and identify how they are getting in and where they're nesting.

Our cockroach service benefits:

  • Regular inspections: this ensures that our specialist can stay on top of any potential infesation from the very first sign of it.
  • Certified specialists: our team of reliable, qualified and experienced professionals are based across the West Coast so they can be wherever you need them to be.
    Safe, targeted treatments: to minimize the risks of toxins in the home, we use non-toxic products that target the crevices where cockroaches hide. Such products may include sprays, gel baits, or dusting powders.
  • Expert knowledge: our knowledge, backed by years of experience and training, about the habits of all cockroach species enables us to provide the most efficient methods of control.
  • Convenient treatment times: to minimize disruption to you, our discrete treatments can be scheduled when it is most convenient for you.
  • Chemical-free solutions: our chemical-free Entotherm heat treatments offer a solution to resolve cockroach problems effectively in homes and sensitive business environments.
  • Professional prevention advice: your local specialist can provide expert prevention advice to eliminate the possibility of a re-infestation.
  • Long-term support: we will set up follow up visits to re-treat (if needed) and to monitor for signs of activity through the use of our Insect Monitor Unit (IMU), suitable for use in even sensitive business environments. 

At Western Exterminator, our work is not complete until your cockroach problem is completely in the past. Contact us today to get started.


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