What are cockroaches?
The most common cockroach found in Greeley, Estes Park and throughout Northern Colorado is the American cockroach. We also have German and Oriental roaches in our area. Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria.
Are they dangerous?
Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, 6 kinds of parasitic worms and at least 7 other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Germs that cockroaches may ingest from decaying matter or sewage are protected while in their bodies and may remain infective for several weeks longer than if they had been exposed to cleaning agents, rinse water, or just sunlight and air. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause many allergic reactions in inner city children. They were even shown to cause asthma in children. These allergens build up in deposits of droppings, secretions, cast skins and dead bodies of roaches.
So why do I have them?
In most cases cockroach infestations are a result of poor sanitation practices. Food items that are left out or not cleaned up from floors, trash areas, etc. are a great food source. In multi-unit dwellings, cockroaches can migrate from an infested unit to other units in the building.
How do you get rid of them?
Getting rid of roaches can be a tricky task as they are very elusive, nocturnal and adapt well to their environment. That's why our cockroach control service includes everything necessary, including the follow up treatments for one fee.
Our treatment method consists of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the entire structure identifying areas of activity. A gel type of bait is applied in areas where the roaches are or may be foraging. This bait is ingested by the roaches, then brought back and spread though the colony. In some cases if the infestation is large, a clean out service is required. This involves using a liquid material, then an aerosol to flush the pests out. We may also install Pest Monitor Stations which have a glue board in them to capture and monitor the area.
Follow-up - A follow-up visit is scheduled within 14 days of the initial service to measure the effectiveness of the treatment. At this time the technician may apply addition materials if required and also in some cases recommend an additional follow-up visit.
This is a one-time service. For greater protection and money savings learn about Colorado's Choice Seasonal or Colorado's Select Commercial programs.
Is the treatment safe?
EnviroPest uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
How soon can you get here?
We take all pest problems seriously and are committed helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
How much does it cost?
$249 in most cases. Cost may be higher based on level of infestation, clutter and other time consuming factors.
What is the warranty?
Warranty varies due to the severity and possibility of control. Your service technician will discuss this with you before service.
We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your service, we will correct it free of charge. That’s EnviroPest’s promise to keep your home pest free.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with our Colorado's Choice program to keep pests out of their home.