Commercial Pest Control for Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are known health pests that carry and spread bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella. In many parts of the U.S., the sighting of a single cockroach by a health inspector could automatically shut down a food service operation. Customers and employees perceive their presence as a sign of unsanitary conditions, negatively impacting their decision to purchase from you and further damaging your reputation. Our Service Specialists will eliminate cockroaches and keep them from coming back.
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Proven Cockroach Elimination

Cockroaches are associated with dirty, unsanitary environments so when your customers or staff see a cockroach, the story can quickly spread via word of mouth or social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Stories of cockroach sightings and Health Department or FDA closures can quickly spiral out of control and cause a public relations nightmare doing irreparable damage to your reputation and brand.

At Ecolab, we consistently deliver our proven protocol for cockroach elimination that works quickly to rid cockroaches and help prevent them from coming back.  Our process includes:
  • Thorough inspections and monitoring
  • Residual application for a quick knockdown
  • Flushing to drive cockroaches from hiding
  • Dusting for long-lasting protection
  • Targeted bait applications for protection in sensitive areas
  • Documentation of risk areas and action taken  

When you partner with Ecolab you can be confident you are getting innovative, science-based solutions delivered by rigorously trained pest specialists who deliver consistent and precise execution of service protocols; actionable insights to proactively prevent pest risk; customer support 24/7/365; and a strong commitment to customer partnership. Together, we protect success.


Cockroach Facts

Dead German Cockroaches
  • In many parts of the country, a single cockroach sighting by a health inspector is considered a critical violation and could lead to a shutdown.
  • The German cockroach is a domestic species that requires the indoor human habitat to survive.
  • A single pair of German cockroaches can produce over 250,000 offspring in one year.
  • Cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat anything of nutritive value, including soap and glue to survive.
  • Cockroaches are among the most primitive of insects, dating back to the Carboniferous era 280 million years ago.
  • There are over 4,000 species of cockroaches around the world and counting. Only about a dozen species are considered pests.
  • A cockroach can live without its head for up to 1 week.

Videos

WEBINAR RECORDING

Watch this webinar to learn about the importance of sanitation in a successful pest elimination program and get tips for preventing cockroaches from entering your establishment.

COCKROACH BREEDING

How fast does it take 100 cockroaches to become 6,000? Watch this time-lapsed video to see how fast cockroaches can quickly take over your establishment.

FLUSHING DRIVES COCKROACHES FROM HIDING

Watch this demo video to show why flushing drives cockroaches from their harborage sites and gets better results in eliminating this pest.

Articles

Dangers of Cockroaches on Food

the dangers of cockroaches

Learn how cockroaches can affect food safety.

Cleaning to prevent Cockroaches

TIPS for Cockroach prevention

Get proactive pest prevention tips for your commercial kitchen.

How cockroaches spread disease

Diseases spread by cockroaches

They are known transmitters of diseases and can easily contaminate food and food-handling surfaces.

A type of common cockroach

types of cockroaches

Learn about common species of cockroaches most commonly found in commercial kitchens and food handling facilities.