What’s the problem?
There are numerous species of roaches but only a few found in Maine. The primary concern is roaches like the German Roach that will infest food areas spreading germs and potentially causing illness. While some species can not live outside in Maine they will come in as hitchhikers and then begin reproducing indoors.
What’s the solution?
The best way to control a roach population is to remove food sources and limit harborage areas. By minimizing food sources we can effectively use measures such as baiting. More aggressive measures can be employed for larger infestations where control needs to be obtained quickly. Many customers benefit as well from a monitoring program with targeted applications as necessary.
A common concern is the wood roach which likes to live in areas such as mulch beds and is occasionally driven indoors during rain. These roaches do not live long indoors and will not reproduce so we rarely treat them as a pest. Mulch beds can be removed from along the home if they are a persistent concern.