Cockroaches

I hate roaches!!

We don't blame you! They seem to get into everything and everywhere. In the Pacific Northwest, you will find numerous roach species. The ones most households deal with are the German roach, Brown Banded roach, and the Oriental roach.

Which roach am I seeing in my kitchen cabinets?

Those are German and Brown Banded roaches. These two roaches tend to cohabitate together inside your home. They breed extremely fast and are experts at surviving. The picture to your left is a German roach. The German cockroach is a small species of cockroach, typically about 1.1 to 1.6 cm (0.43 to 0.63 in)[1][2] long. In color it varies from tan to almost black, and it has two dark, roughly parallel, streaks on the pronotum running anteroposteriorly from behind the head to the base of the wings.

Those are the ones I am seeing at night!

This roach is the most common domiciliary one you will encounter. The Brown Banded roach that is often seen along side the German, requires less moisture to survive. Roaches are nocturnal in nature. If you are seeing them during the day, the population is to a point that they are being pushed out of their hiding spots.

Are the Brown Banded roaches the smaller ones?

Not necessarily. Roaches go through what is called instars. The immature roaches are called Nymphs. Every instar, the roach grows. Brown banded roaches are smaller and tend to be in drier areas like electronics. There is a good chance if you encounter German roaches, you will come across the Brown banded roach as well.

Will the roach, "bombs", from the store work?

No, and will make the situation worse! When you set off these bombs, it tends to spread the roaches everywhere! You think you hate roaches now, wait till they get in the bedroom! Right now they are isolated in key areas that have food and shelter. We use I.P.M. practices to control this pest.

What is I.P.M. and what can be done about these pests?

I.P.M. stands for, "integrated pest management". Basically, it is a method of pest control that limits exposure by ensuring a, "smart", approach to the pest problem. We treat in key areas, and use baits and monitors to ensure 100% eradication. We guarantee to eliminate your roach problem and warranty our work! Give Echelon Pest Control a call today to live better tomorrow. 360-214-0401