3 Steps To Prepare for a Cockroach Treatment
Cockroach infestations can be stressful and often dangerous. Roaches are known to create major health risks for you and your family, especially small children and the elderly. That’s why when preparing for a cockroach treatment, it’s vital to make sure you’ve completed all the necessary steps to ensure success!
Here are the 3 steps to prepare for a cockroach treatment and 3 steps for after the treatment is completed.
BEFORE Cockroach TREATMENT:
1. The Kitchen
Prior to treatment, you must remove everything from your kitchen cabinets, drawers, and counters. This includes dishes, pots, pans, utensils, and any food items. Place these items on a table, couch, or other raised surface in the middle of your living room and cover them with a tarp or blanket.
If any items are left on the kitchen floor or adjacent areas, move them at least three feet from the walls. Last but not least, be sure to move your refrigerator and stove 1 foot away from the wall.
2. The Bathroom
Much like the kitchen, everything from the bathroom drawers and cabinets, including the medicine cabinet must be removed. Place these items with the kitchen materials on a raised surface in the middle of the living room and make sure they are covered as well.
3. Securing Pets
All pets including birds must be off the property for at least 4 hours. Aquariums should be sealed off with plastic wrapping with the filter turned off for 4 hours.
AFTER COCKROACH TREATMENT:
1. Wait for At Least 4 Hours
After the treatment has been completed, you need to give it at least four hours before you or anyone else can enter the property again. After four hours, you can go back in and complete the last 2 steps.
When you return to your property, you need to ventilate all the treated areas by opening all the doors and windows for at least 30 minutes. This exchanges the air inside with the air from outside. Fans will help speed up the process, but at least 30 minutes is still advised.
3. Countertops and Cabinets
Lastly, you need to wipe down all the countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, and other treated areas with soap and water. Do the same for the inside of the cabinets, but without soap; just use water.
And that’s it!
By following these steps, you’ve ensured the greatest chance of successfully eliminating the cockroach infestation. At UnBugMe Pest Control, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with all the information they need to make this experience as stress-free as possible! You can schedule your cockroach treatment today by clicking the link below or give us a call at (818) 510-0629 to learn more!
Roach infestations are a huge health risk for your family, employees, or customers, especially children and the elderly. They quickly contaminate your food, water, and the air around you with their excrement. When consumed or inhaled, this can lead to asthma, salmonella, E coli, and other health issues.
This service includes a complete interior inspection of the property by one of our licensed technicians to find out the causes and conditions of the infestation. When problem areas are found a technician will proceed to a treatment that includes:
Treatment of the entire interior of the structure (living room, bathroom, bedrooms), treatment of baseboards, kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, and inside closets (when needed) with a residual product that includes an insect growth regulator to prevent any further infestation.
Interior is also treated with a fogger type product with a flushing agent to eliminate all present roaches on contact, giving a fast roach control.
A licensed technician will apply dust and bait type treatment inside the kitchen & bathroom walls and inside the outlets for longer residuals. In addition, the technician will apply roach bait and dust inside crack & crevice in the kitchen & bathroom cabinets for extra control. This product and treatment are also labeled to work for general pests (ants, roaches, spiders, earwigs, crickets and beetles).
At the time of purchased treatment, a detailed report with the causes or conditions found will be provided with a recommendation to prevent any future infestation by a professional licensed technician.
This service includes a 30-day control period. In that time frame, you must allow 2 weeks for the product to work at 100%. If you are still having problems after this time, we will send a licensed technician to service the property at no additional charge.
NOTE: If the property is bigger than what is described over the phone (or online), the price may change once a licensed technician arrives on site.
Please visit our Documents Page for instructions on how to prepare for treatment and give us a call at (818)510-0629 if you have any questions about the service.