What To Do With A Cockroach Infestation At Your Establishment

| 12/01/2024

Cockroaches have lived on this Earth for billions of years and they don’t plan on leaving anytime soon despite our efforts to annihilate them.  They have survived conditions where others were ultimately rendered extinct and they will go on to succeed us well into the future. The problem we are having now is they are invading our spaces and it’s become personal now.  But what do you do with a virtually invincible insect?


There are well over 4,000 species of cockroaches throughout the world with the two most common being the German and the American, particularly within the United States.  The German is the one that is most seen inside homes and businesses globally and it is also fast becoming the hardest to eliminate.  It has developed resistance to virtually all insecticides making it nearly impossible to kill with chemicals alone. It requires preventative measures, baits, as well as chemical or natural methods to try to eradicate an infestation of cockroaches and eliminate the chance for more to come in.




You have the chance of getting an infestation of cockroaches with a clean house as you do with an unclean house if you haven’t taken preventative measures to keep them out.  Cockroaches aren’t interested in your cleaning habits.  All they care about is a dark, warm, moist area to shelter them, food to nourish them, and water. These are all the things that they need to be satisfied.  If they get the scent of food or decide that your place has a nice shelter for them, they’ll come calling clean or not.  If your home is receptive, they’ll get into everything and will multiply quickly.


How do you know if you’re infested?  Cockroaches are nocturnal, so if you’re seeing them during the day, you can bet that you have a pretty bad infestation and it will be difficult to get rid of them.  If this is the case, a good first step is to set up sticky baits throughout the kitchen, which is where cockroaches most like to congregate, around the refrigerator, cabinets, and stove.  This way you can have some idea of where they may be coming from.  The next step is to begin the process of eliminating their sources of survival and preventing further infestation.




The most important thing to be sure of is that you don’t allow any more cockroaches to enter your home or the ones that are there to reproduce.  This way the infestation cannot grow.  Then you need to eliminate the ones that are living there.  The way to go about doing this is to take out their sources of food, water, and access to shelter, as well as introduce an insect growth regulator that will disrupt their life cycle.  It’s kind of like a ‘birth control’ substance for the cockroach so they cannot produce any more babies.


Eradicating cockroaches can pose significant challenges. Exterminators are required to systematically treat all cracks and surfaces, as these resilient pests frequently seek refuge in concealed spaces such as walls, baseboards, and other areas. The meticulous application of insecticide to electrical outlets is particularly crucial. As evidenced in the accompanying video, roaches commonly nest in these locations. Inadequate treatment in this regard can result in a persistent infestation that remains unresolved. It is imperative to consistently seek professional assistance in eliminating cockroaches and addressing other pest-related issues. #roaches #cockroch #pestcontrol

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  • Seal.  It’s important to seal using caulk even the smallest of cracks and crevices inside and outside of your home including the foundation. A cockroach can fit into a space that is 1/16” opening. This process is tedious and will take a long time, but it will be worth it in the long run when you’ve evicted your houseguests.  Also, check windows and doors to see if they are secure and tight fitting.


  • Water.  Check for any water leaks and have them repaired.  Even small drops of water will be enough to keep a cockroach satisfied.


  • Garbage. Take the garbage out each night to a bin with a tight lid outside. Any trash inside, keep tightly sealed with a lid.


  • Food. Don’t leave any food out; store it in tightly sealed containers or put it inside the fridge.  Wash the dishes, wipe down tables/counters, and stovetops, and sweep floors after each meal.  Keep meals in one room so that crumbs and debris are all limited to one space.  Cockroaches love grease, food/liquid spills, and trash.  It’s essential to keep the kitchen cleaned up with each meal.


  • Clutter. Cockroaches love the glue that holds labels on cans and cardboard boxes.  Keep boxes and stacks of papers picked up, and declutter your space.


  • Cool.  These critters are cool-blooded and are their most active when they get warmed up, even fly, because they have more use of their muscles the more heat there is.  Don’t make it comfortable for them.


If you want your treatment program to be successful for your infestation, it has to begin with these preventative measures or you will most likely fail in your attempt at elimination.  Once you have them, they will continue to come in once you have them because others will sense the roaches you already have.


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The gel baits that you use to find out where they’re coming from will sit in their system and eventually kill them, after which their mates will eat them and ingest the poison, killing them as well.  This helps eliminate the infestation slowly.  There are other natural ways to eliminate the problem.


  • Insect growth regulator.  This is an anti-reproductive that you use so that the infestation that you have cannot mate and the eggs cannot open, so the infestation cannot grow.


  • Boric acid.  Use 3 parts of boric acid and 1 part of powdered sugar.  The cockroaches will be drawn in by the powdered sugar and the boric acid will kill them.  Sprinkle it under as well as behind the fridge, the dishwasher, the stove, under the sink, and around the edges of the cabinets, pantries, and baseboards.  They can’t develop an immunity to the boric acid.  It dries them out.


  • Spray them with soapy water.  Some of us would not want to get this close to them, but if you dare, they breathe out through the skin, and doing this will suffocate the little creatures.


  • Experts.  There are natural pest control experts who use diatomaceous earth which is a type of soft, sedimentary sort of rock that can be smashed into a fine powder.  It is often used as an effective insecticide because it kills insects without using chemicals and is not harmful to animals or people.


The most important thing to remember is to set up the steps for prevention to not bring in more cockroaches and then go about eliminating the ones living with you.  You want to make sure you get every last one and they never come back. Never. If you are living in Toronto or suburban cities like Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, or Aurora, you are more than welcome to call Brilliex Pest Control to solve all your pest problems. Brilliex Pest Control has over fifteen years of experience in cockroach extermination and is the best and safest option for all of your pest control needs. Contact us today, and say goodbye to all pests.


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