Roach Removal2018-08-21T20:39:52+00:00

Roach Removal

What to expect with your treatment

When you compare spray and aerosol insecticides for roach baits and gels, the difference between the two is one offers short-lived satisfaction and the other long-term control.  If your real goal is complete roach removal, you must target its source: the nest or colony.

Application/Treatment:  Unlike spray insecticides, roach baits are attractants.  That is, they are designed to lure roaches with a tempting formulation that, to roaches, appears to be an irresistible food source.  However, contained in the bait is a deadly mixture that once ingested, can eliminate roaches at the source.  With today’s technology roach baits are extremely effective and can provide a quicker knock-down and better control faster, usually within 10-14 days.  At Mug-A-Bug, for cockroach exterminator services, our primary method of control is using baits.

The interval between ingestion and death gives roaches the time necessary to carry the bait back to the main colony where it is spread among the rest of the roaches and the queens, as well.  As the bait spreads throughout the colony, a domino effect begins to occur resulting in destruction of the entire colony.  It is this mode of action “transfer effect” that allows the bait to target roach infestations and has stinging insect proven to be very effective in long-term roach removal and pest control.

While spray and aerosol (fogger) insecticides, common among other cockroach exterminator methods, are repellants, they are designed to kill on contact.  While they do provide a short-lived “kill” or knockdown, they do nothing to solve the larger issue of a roach infestation that you cannot see.  In other words, if the nest or colony remains untouched, your roach infestation will continue to grow requiring even more extensive roach removal methods.

The cockroach exterminator team at Mug-A-Bug will place roach baits in multiple locations simultaneously so that we can accelerate the overall roach removal process.  Roach gels are unique formulas consisting of food, water, and insecticide that is especially well-suited for hard to reach areas, such as behind refrigerators, or for use in cracks and crevices where we suspect roaches may be nesting. Baits are much cleaner and do not require extensive preparation like sprays. We still may use a combination of methods with baits, sprays, and granules, but while using baits and gels, sprays will be kept to a minimum.

Baits formulations are continuously improving and changing.  Here at Mug-A-Bug our cockroach exterminator team strives to stay on the cutting edge with the products and technology made available to us to help combat the ever-changing roach infestation.

Primarily the two (2) most common roaches in Colorado are German and Brown Banded and occasionally the Oriental Roaches as well, but those are typically found in warmer climates such as Pueblo and are also known as water bugs.

Female roaches are constantly detaching and “laying” egg capsules on a continuous basis.  Out of each egg there will be roughly 30-40 nymphs that will be birthed.  For this reason, roach populations can explode quickly and get out of hand rapidly and in a short time.

We have had great roach removal success when baiting for roaches, even in several multi-unit and multi-family environments.  The key with baiting and NOT spraying is that baiting for roaches will keep them from potentially spreading to other areas of the home or even other units in an apartment complex.  They are kept from spreading because baiting will allow them to continue to feed on the same spot or in the same area.  In many cases when using sprays and aerosols (foggers), the roaches will flee and go deeper into wall and plumbing voids, only to delay or extend the eradication process and time frame.  Spraying for roaches is an “old school” and dated approach, which is why our cockroach exterminator team at Mug-A-Bug prefers to use a combination of roach removal treatment methods to include: baits (gel and granules), dusts, and minimal liquid spray applications.

Cockroaches are creepy and more common than we would like, but Mug-A-Bug can make sure that your home isn’t their meeting place.  Call us today for quick results!

Why are roaches so hard to get rid of in my apartment?2018-08-20T21:15:32+00:00

Multi-unit apartments are difficult to eradication due to the shared common walls and shared plumbing between units. The shared plumbing makes it easy for roaches to travel along the pipes and into other units.  Also, as previous mentioned, in some cases tenants will take it upon themselves to try to treat and use bug bombs of foggers, which will only drive and push roaches to other rooms or units that did not previously have an infestation.  In any multi-unit situation, you have to locate the source unit and eradicate from there, otherwise, without treating the source unit, the infestation may be an ongoing issue.

How many treatments will be required and how often will my home be treated?2018-08-20T21:14:26+00:00

Depending on the severity of the infestation, it will normally take between 3-5 follow-up visits after the initial application. Our technicians will recommend treatment every two (2) weeks at first, and then once eradication is almost complete, we will recommend a follow-up treatment one (1) month out instead of the two (2) weeks.  A normal roach infestation should take roughly 6-8 weeks to achieve eradication.

Do I have to prepare for a roach treatment?2018-08-20T21:13:57+00:00

There is some preparation that we require in some instances for treatment and our admin staff or service technician can provide you with a copy of our preparation checklist prior to your treatment.

Can I use an over-the-counter bug bomb or fogger to treat for roaches?2021-09-28T22:37:38+00:00

No! This is the worst thing that you can do during our treatment process.  Bug bombs or foggers will only push roaches into wall voids leading them to spread to other rooms that did not have an issue before.  Any over the counter products will only delay and hinder our treatment process.

How do you treat for roaches?2018-08-20T21:12:52+00:00

Similar to our approach for ants, we also use baiting as our primary method of treatment. The bait will act as a food source for roaches to feed on.  The baits used for roaches has a domino effect, in that since roaches are cannibalistic and they will feed on other dead roaches as well as fecal matter of roaches who have ingested the bait.  By doing so, the bait is spread quickly to other roaches and killing them as well.  Roaches do not have to directly feed on the bait itself to receive a lethal dose.  In some instances, our technician may use a spray mixed with a growth regulator, as well as baits, but baiting is our primary treatment method.  DO NOT USE ANY OVER THE COUNTER SPRAYS OR PRODUCTS AFTER WE HAVE TREATED.  Any products that are purchased over the counter are repellents and will only deter or repel the roaches away from our baits.

How did I get roaches?2018-08-20T21:12:24+00:00

There are several ways that you can be exposed to roaches, but the most common ways, and the least suspecting ways are through purchasing used products and/or furniture. Electronics that are purchased used in a store or used online can easily be infested unbeknownst to you the customer.  The same can be said for purchasing used furniture or other household goods.  People visiting and people moving in and out of homes can also bring roaches if their homes were infested where they had previously lived.

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