Cockroach Control Cape Town
Safe and fast treatments in record time!
No emptying your cupboards
Locating and dealing with all harborage areas
Long lasting Chemical Barrier with quick knock down for prolonged control
Sealing and caulking of cracks and crevices or any other structural exclusions needed
Fumigation if activity is high
Specialised techniques to assess inaccessible areas
Preventative and reactive control
Indoor & Outdoor Cockroach Control
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Cockroaches has been around for hundreds of millions of years and can survive under extremely harsh conditions. There are more than 3000 different types of cockroaches in the world, luckily for you not all of them are common in Cape Town.
Why do you need professional Cockroach Control in Cape Town
Probably the most important reason for Cockroach Control is to safeguard yourself, family, staff, clients and pets from disease in Cape Town. Cockroaches can spread disease like salmonella and gastroenteritis to humans. Recent studies also show that cockroaches causes and/or worsens existing allergies.
Common Cockroaches in Cape Town
The species most commonly found in Cape Town and the Western Cape are the German Cockroach, Brown-banded Cockroach, American Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Australian Cockroach, Brown Cockroach, Surinam Cockroach & Woods Cockroach.
The harborage areas for the various cockroaches vary from indoors to outdoors depending on the species. Breeding cycles for the different species also differ, however they are remarkable as their population can grow exponentially in as little as two months.
Cockroaches reproduce at an alarming rate
When the cockroaches reproduce, they lay oothecae also known as egg pouches. Depending on the species the female cockroach can lay several oothecae in their lifespan. Each ootheca can house from 10 up to 70 nymphs (hatchlings) depending on the cockroach species. These nymphs molt numerous times dependent on the species until they reach adulthood. These nymphs can develop and lay ootheca of their own in less than 30 days in some cases under favourable conditions.
The Cockroach Control Cape Town methods vary based on the type of activity found as well as the type of premises i.e. Households, Offices, Food Preparation Facilities or other specialised Facilities. All the facilities would require various control methods in order to properly comply with Health and Safety procedures or HACCP (Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Points) and IPM (Intergrated Pest Management) practices.
Cockroach Control Cape Town and hygiene goes hand in hand
To adequately address a cockroach infestation one has to ensure that proper hygiene is maintained. In areas where food is prepared and or stored it is important to clean the surface areas regularly, as well as sweeping/vacuuming the floors. Food particles can attract a variety of pests including cockroaches, ants, flies & rodents (rats or mice).
However, sometimes even with the most stringent hygiene programmes in place, cockroaches and other pests can be brought into an establishment (household or business such as a restaurant, hotel or other food retail area) amongst foodstuffs purchased commercially from an infested establishment or from a neighboring dwelling in a flat or apartment building.
This is why having an ongoing Cockroach control programme is so important for Food Preparation Areas, in the Hospitality industry and other specialised facilities in and around Cape Town.
With an ongoing professional Cockroach Control program in place, you ensure that your premises in Cape Town will always be covered from any pests that are brought into your environment or from new hatchlings.