Do you have night crawlers in your kitchen? Cockroaches plague the lives of thousands across the Garden Route. Fortunately Pest Worx Knysna has the answer for you. Our specialist Cockroach Control Knysna team of experts use advanced extermination methods. These are safe, effective, odorless and guaranteed.
Cockroach Control Knysna is a precise and calculated extermination method used for the control of Cockroaches in a domestic, industrial or commercial setting. Species specific treatments are almost always performed above old school techniques. These provide a targeted treatment that’s safer, odorless and more effective. Cockroaches have adapted and evolved a tough resistance and 100% control can only be obtained by professionals using an integrated approach to Pest Management.
Cockroach Control Knysna, local exterminators in the Garden Route
Cockroach Control Knysna are the local exterminators in the Garden Route. We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction as quality. We tailor all our Cockroach and Pest Management treatments to our clients needs. A complete site survey is carried out to determine the best possible technique and method of treatment. The information gathered by our site survey gives us in depth knowledge about the pest activity on site. It indicates the reason for the infestation, the species in question, the way the infestation sustains its self and last but not least the ideal treatment.
This integrated approach is what our Cockroach Control Knysna specialists do differently. Unlike our competitors, Pest Worx Knysna treats your infestation at the cause rather that just treating the result of an unfavorable condition.
Knysna and surrounding areas are full of diversity and a confusing climate. Insects such as Ants and Cockroaches are found throughout the year. The heat and humidity along with the moderate climate in Knysna has allowed Insects to thrive. Summer times are not to warm and winter times are not too cold. This is the recipe for Pest invasions throughout the year.
Cockroach species in Knysna
There are about 3000 species of Cockroaches world wide. Fortunately Knysna is only home to about 3 that frequently plague the homes and workplaces of residents. Cockroach Control Knysna understand the biology of these creatures, this allows us to identify the species in question and apply the safest most effective treatment. Here are the most common Cockroach species in Knysna.
German Cockroach Control Knysna
We all have witnessed the infamous German Cockroach in action. Just a couple of these critters can turn in to wide spread and out of control infestation virtually over night. Well not quite, German Cockroaches in Knysna are nocturnal. This means they are mostly active at night. A heavy German Cockroach infestation is usually only identified once its too late. Only once an Infestation has gotten to large to sustain its self in one place they start to spread and wonder around during the day. Its at this point that you realize there is a problem.
German Cockroaches are the smaller of the 3 pest species here in George. Adults grow no longer than 15mm in length. They are a light brown in color with two paralleled stripes on their pronotum. The German Cockroach is the number 1 most common Pest Cockroach worldwide. They have a very sophisticated resistance to insecticides. They are found in kitchens feeding on grease and fatty proteins in Knysna and throughout the Garden Route.
American Cockroach Control Knysna
The American Cockroach is a large nasty Flying Cockroach. They are capable of spreading germs and disease from one kitchen to the next. By carrying bacteria such as Salmonella and E-coli from drains and sewers to your kitchen. These Cockroaches are certainly an Insect to be worried about. Knysna is home to a variety of Flying Cockroaches, fortunately this is the only one you have to worry about.
American Cockroaches are number two on this list not because they are less common, its because the numbers they emerge as are commonly much less that German Cockroaches. An American Cockroach adults reach a size of about 40mm in length and are characterized by their shiny red brown color. American Cockroaches are often attracted to our homes by our lights at night and commonly just fly through the window. American Cockroaches rarely infest homes but are common pests in restaurants here in Knysna. Poor hygiene and waste disposal play a part in sustaining an American Cockroach Infestation.
Red Head Cockroach Control Knysna
Weather some professionals want to call then Oriental Cockroaches or Mountain Cockroaches. Red Headed Cockroaches are not technically a Pest species here in Knysna. The numbers they are found in here in Knysna make them a nuisance, the fact that they are Cockroaches make them unbearable. Red Headed Cockroaches are commonly misidentified as other species as they are not described anywhere as Pests.
Red Headed Cockroaches are very similar to Oriental Cockroaches, Males have large wings where as Females look more like beetles. Adults range in size no longer than 30mm in length. They are dark brown in color with dark orange – red legs and a Glossy red head. Red Headed Cockroaches feed exclusively on rotting wood and mulch. They rarely infest homes and are more of a casual intruder than anything else.
Where do cockroaches come from?
This is a somewhat complex question. It all depends of the species in question. It all depends on the species, different species of Roaches are attracted to a different set of circumstances. Although poor hygiene plays an important part in the success of a Cockroach Fumigation, its not always the cause. Here are a few ways in which you could get a Cockroach Infestation.
German Cockroaches are most commonly brought in by fresh food or flowers. Fruit, veg and other consumables only need to contain 1 ootheca to start an Infestation. Other common causes for a Cockroach infestation are white goods and items sent for repairs. Repair shops and warehouses that store goods are not commonly treated and a Roach infestation is inevitable.
Although American Cockroach infestations are not that common here in Knysna and the Garden Route, they still pose a threat to the health and safety of the public. An American Cockroach Infestation is commonly caused by leaking drains and incorrectly manages sewer systems. This large flying species commonly flies into homes after the light. In many cases they get trapped and set up shop in your kitchen or braai wood pile.
Red Head Roaches:
Red Headed Cockroaches are quite possible the most common Cockroach species in our area. They are not common pests and seldom infest homes. Much like their American Roach cousin, the Red Head Cockroach flies in to you home attracted to the light at night. They frequent roofs / ceilings and compost heaps. Lucky enough they do not carry any nasty diseases given the numbers they can appear in. If you have a Red Head Cockroach infestation its recommended that you supplement your normal Pest Control treatment with a roof Fumigation.
Cockroach Control Knysna identifies Cockroaches correctly and treats them accordingly
If you stay in Knysna or the Garden Route and think your may have a Cockroach problem, give Pest Worx George a call for a free and no obligation quotation. Our Cockroach Control Knysna staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We are willing to help with any structural Pest Control issue you may be facing.
Our staff are seasoned Pest Professionals that have decades of field experience. Feel free to give us a call for helpful hints and tips on Pest Prevention and Pest Management.