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I saw a cockroach in my kitchen

Question: I THINK I saw a cockroach in my kitchen last night, but I am not sure whether or not it was ... it looks kind of like the German one in your little guide. I live in a house converted into apartments, so I would assume it is my landlord's responsibility to exterminate? My actual question is this: Would we have to leave the house for a few days to get the extermination done or not? Also, we all have pets. What's the deal there? Do we all need to leave? I think the source is the apartment downstairs; I am extremely neat, but they are not at all ... does that make a difference? Thanks!

Answser: Nobody has to leave. Orkin Pest Control provides customized solutions to cockroach and other pest problems in a manner that you do not need to leave your home. Your Orkin Pest Specialist will inform you of anything which would require your involvement.

Call us to set up an inspection by a highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist who will assess the situation and develop a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.

Orkin will decide on the best approach to control the roaches. He will implement treatments such as:

  • Use of cockroach baits

  • Use of insect growth regulators

  • Use of repellent and nonrepellent insecticides, according to the label directions

  • Use of dusts in voids and controlled spaces

  • Use of monitor cards to verify effectiveness of the treatment

  • Recommend ways to reduce conditions that are conducive to cockroach infestations

All the methods recommended are based on the sciences of pest control and have been demonstrated to work effectively.

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Question: I saw one cockroach in the kitchen. We just bought the house. It passed the home insect inspection, but now I am worried. Should I be worried?

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