FAQ - Cockroaches Control

There are several species of cockroaches found in India which are

  • German Cockroach
  • American Cockroach
  • Brown Banded Cockroach
  • Oriental Cockroach

Most cockroach species are known to have a lifespan around one year. It will be able to reproduce, create more eggs and generate more and more cockroaches to infest whatever structure they are in. As long as there is shelter and food, cockroaches can comfortably live in a home or business for years, creating massive infestations.

Cockroaches are omnivores, which mean that they eat both plants and meat. Cockroaches are nocturnal, so if they do bite, it will most likely occur during the night while you are sleeping. Cockroach bites could signal a very large infestation that is facing a food shortage.  They also tend to bite areas that may accumulate food residue like the face, mouth, hands, and fingernails.

Cockroaches present a health hazard for a couple of reasons. This pest is known to contaminate food with E. coli and salmonella bacteria. Drinking beverages or eating food that has been contaminated by cockroaches can make you very sick. Cockroach infestations can be harmful in the long run and they should not be ignored.

Yes! Exposure to cockroach droppings, skin, saliva, and dead cockroach bodies are all known to release particles that can trigger allergic reactions in some people. Cockroaches produce a lot of allergens, many of which impact humans.

Signs of a cockroach problem can be identified by various physical evidence such as cockroach droppings, smear marks, shed skin, cockroach eggs, damage caused by cockroaches, unusual odour in kitchens, laundry roof voids and basements.

To prevent cockroaches keep your property roach-free and avoid the risk of disease. Cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day in cracks and crevices in the walls, around skirting boards or behind electrical sockets. Sealing entry points can help prevent a cockroach from entering the home. Also seal gaps where cockroaches can harbor – Key risks are gaps under doors or around pipes to the exterior or neighbouring properties.


The majority of cockroach treatments are carried out by careful targeted application of low toxicity gel baits. In some instances spray or aerosol applications may be required.

Professional treatment is often the most effective way to get rid of a cockroach infestation in your home or business, especially in food businesses and healthcare to maintain hygiene standards. To keep these cockroaches from invading, make sure your attic and/or crawl space has sufficient ventilation and seal as many exterior cracks and holes as possible on the outside of your home. Don’t allow pet food to sit outside overnight and eliminate lumber piles and debris where these cockroaches could harbor. Pestoman Pest Control professional will be able to assess your home or business and determine the best way to eliminate roaches.

As a professional pest control company, we offer an effective solution to cockroach infestation which are fast and non-toxic. Our advanced solutions adapt with seasonal pest activity to give you year-round protection. We have a range of powerful insecticides to deal with cockroaches. A thorough inspection of your home or business by a pestoman professional can spot possible problems before they become serious and therefore limit the amount of products that need to be applied.


Regardless of whether you need a pest inspection to determine the presence of cockroaches or you need affordable cockroach extermination, Pestoman Pest Control is here for you. We provide residential and commercial pest control services. Contact our team today to get started!

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