Commercial Cockroach Control
Whether you manage a retail store, restaurant, warehouse, or office building, our pest control team will tailor a solution for your business, no matter your type of facility or industry.
If you own a business or manage a commercial facility, you know that cockroaches have no place in your establishment! At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we understand the importance of maintaining a pest-free business too.
Common Cockroaches in St. Louis & Kansas City
Roaches are one of the most prevalent insects on the planet. They have existed for millions of years, and there are thousands of different species. In the U.S., we only encounter about 70 of these species. Each one requires a different approach for extermination and control.
Cockroaches quickly develop resistance to most pesticides available over the counter. Due to this, most business owners rely on a professional exterminator to help rid them of these pests. At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we use the latest methods and products to target roaches where they live and disrupt their life cycles.
There are numerous species of cockroaches around the world; however, the ones that you are most likely to encounter in St. Louis & Kansas City include:
- German roaches – These small, aggressive species of cockroaches will reproduce at a phenomenal rate inside your home. They are very dangerous to have to invade your home. They carry many different kinds of bacteria, viruses, and parasites on their bodies and feces that can cause dysentery, diarrhea, and other serious health issues.
- Wood roaches – This cockroach species lives outside but sometimes wanders or gets carried inside a home accidentally. They are often confused with German roaches because of their coloring. These roaches will not breed inside your home.
- American roaches – They are fast, flying insects that can quickly and efficiently infest an area. They like to hide in dark, humid areas. They can carry and spread more than 33 kinds of bacteria and at least six parasitic worms.
- Brownbanded roaches – These species prefer to hide in warm, dry areas. Both males and females have wings, but only males can fly. They live indoors and are some of the most pervasive cockroaches. They pose health risks to humans as they carry and spread harmful bacteria.
- Oriental roaches – These roaches are dark brown or almost black. They will infest a home and are often called water bugs because they live in very damp areas such as in the basement around drains and sump pumps.
Impact Roaches Have on a Buisness
Seeing a roach scurrying about in your living room can send a shiver of repulsion through your body. But, finding a cockroach on the perimeter of your business can have terrible consequences. People associate the existence of roaches with poor hygiene, and they are likely to think twice before doing business with you if cockroaches are roaming around your building.
While a dirty and cluttered place certainly provides the ideal conditions for a roach infestation, that’s not always the case. Cockroaches are hitchhikers, meaning that they can be introduced to your business by one of your employees or customers. And, where there is one, there are presumably more.
Many business owners think that using pesticides or home remedies will suffice to get rid of the problem and keep it under control. Not only are these solutions not practical, but they are also damaging to the environment.
At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we are experts in roach control. Cockroaches are pretty common in St. Louis & Kansas City, so we know how to deal with this problem effectively. We use sophisticated methods to target roaches, disrupt their life cycle, and prevent future infestation. Our team has over 35 years of experience as professional exterminators getting rid of pests for our clients.
Sings You Are Dealing with a Roach Infestation
Roaches are nocturnal creatures and highly skilled at avoiding humans. But, if you see one cockroach during the day, then there are probably others hiding in your building.
Here are a few subtle signs that you may be dealing with an infestation:
- Droppings – If you notice small, round, brown, or black droppings, then that’s one of the most evident signs that roaches have taken over your building and made it their nest.
- Brown smear – Sometimes, you won’t notice firm droppings but brown streaks near water sources or under the furniture. That usually happens if the water is abundant.
- Unusual smell – If the infestation is minor, then most likely, you won’t notice anything different. On the other hand, an extensive infestation comes with a particular musky odor that is hard to ignore. The roaches will taint the items they are in contact with, and the smell will linger on for a long time.
- Shed skin – Roaches shed their skin about seven to eight times during their lifecycle. The nymph will shed its casting and appear white for several hours or even a couple of days when that happens. You can usually find their shed skin close to where the roaches are sheltering.
- Dead roaches – Dead roaches are a clear sign of a full-blown infestation. It means that the cockroaches have been living in your building for a while now, and the problem is quite complex.
We Can Protect Your Business from Roaches
Roach control is essential if you want to protect your business. By utilizing an integrated pest management program, we ensure that we eliminate your current pests and prevent future outbreaks. These methods include:
- Planning – We conduct a thorough inspection of your business and consider any factors contributing to current or future pest issues. Following this, we will create a customized treatment program specifically designed for your situation.
- Initial pest control service – Our initial visit will focus on targeting and eliminating any current pest problems you have. We will ensure that any future issues are a matter of pest prevention.
- Regularly scheduled service – At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we provide preventative maintenance programs to ensure that your business is and remains completely pest-free.
Roach Pest Control
Roaches multiply rapidly, spread disease, and are a cause of distress and annoyance for people worldwide. In St. Louis & Kansas City, roaches are a persistent problem, and most business owners have to schedule regular visits from a cockroach exterminator. If they fail to do this, it is only a matter of time before they have a significant infestation because the roaches tend to flee from a treated building and take up residence in an untreated one. Therefore, it is essential to proactively protect your business from roaches by consulting with an experienced pest control expert.