Cockroach Control In Vancouver

Cockroaches are primarily tropical or sometimes subtropical in nature. This in turn makes Vancouver the perfect breeding spot for them. Hence, there is a need to control them.

With the presence of other varieties of insects in Vancouver, cockroaches are not excluded. Cockroaches are considered by most people as "the gross creepy crawlies." Their presence usually causes discomfort and hints at signs of filthiness.

Residents of some parts of Vancouver have been constantly plagued by the presence of cockroaches in their homes, offices, business establishments, and a host of other places. This has given rise to the increased rate of cockroach control in Vancouver.

The German cockroach is the most common species in Vancouver. They are usually found in places where food and shelter are available, i.e. residential houses.

They spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, several types of parasitic worms, and a host of other human pathogens. These facts make them one of the deadliest insects in Vancouver as they spread germs that pose threats to human life. However, with Pesticon Pest Control, we ensure to exterminate these pests through our trained pest technicians. Through our professional services, we assure you that you can get the desired result and worry less about them.

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How cockroaches get in Vancouver


Cockroaches can get into a building in several ways but here's an incredible fact: we sometimes bring in these insects ourselves. Cockroaches get free rides into homes through cardboard boxes, furniture, luggage, and even grocery bags. If care is not taken, one might even bring home a pregnant female cockroach loaded with eggs.

Cockroaches are known for getting into houses in Vancouver through plumbing pipes. They move into houses through these underground pipes and also travel between several houses through the aid of the plumbing pipes.

These insects also find other ways to get into a house, i.e. sewers and drains. Cockroaches are usually found in sewers and dumpsites. Perhaps a sewer close to your home is clogged, these cockroaches become displaced and decide to find other alternatives. Faulty drains usually house cockroaches. If these drains become fixed, the roaches lose their home and eventually invade yours.


Cockroach detection can be carried out without the help of a pest control technician but, it is better to hand it over to one. As an individual who is not familiar with cockroaches, you might not be able to easily recognize cockroach droppings or their eggs. It is best to leave cockroach detection in the hands of professionally trained pest control technicians.

So here are what to look out for while trying to detect signs of a cockroach infestation:

  • Cockroach Droppings

    Cockroaches tend to leave signs especially in moist spaces and a few other places. They tend to leave droppings everywhere; ranging from kitchen counters, clothes, plates, behind fridges or even fridge tops, etc.

    Take note that the larger sized cockroaches expel cylindrical droppings. On the other hand, smaller sized ones expel droppings that bear a resemblance to black pepper or coffee grounds.

  • Cockroach Eggs

    These insects bear oval-shaped egg cases referred to as ootheca that usually contain multiple eggs. The German cockroach species found in Vancouver hatch about 30 tiny nymphs. They tend to lay these eggs in moist areas so as to avoid being seen.

  • Nasty Odor

    Another sign of a cockroach infestation is the release of an unpleasant odour. Cockroach feces produces a pheromone that unfortunately draws the attention of other cockroaches. This odour lingers in the air, smells musty, and appears as dark spots on whatever they land on.

  • Cockroach Sighting

    Sighting a cockroach or two is a sure sign of a cockroach infestation. Spotting multiple cockroaches also undeniably indicates the presence of a full-on infestation. The German cockroaches commonly sighted in Vancouver have been discovered to crave warmth and humidity so they are usually found in kitchen areas, bathrooms, and also laundry rooms.

  • Shed Skin

    Cockroaches are known to shed their skin 5-8 times as they grow. So, looking out for signs of shed skin in places around the house such as fridge tops, behind counters, underneath bookshelves, and a host of other places will definitely give proof of an infestation.

  • Bite Marks

    Cockroaches are notorious for leaving tear marks on stuff around the house. So when you notice this, be assured that these are signs of an infestation. They cause damage to books and food packaging too. Note that your leather back books are not safe from these destructive insects too.

How to detect coackroaches at home


The presence of a cockroach or more breeds the feeling of uneasiness and disgust. Their presence usually hints at dirt or an unhealthy environment. Here's a fact, cockroaches don't only invade dirty houses or residential areas in Vancouver, they also pay visits to clean places too.

The high rate of cockroach infestation in Vancouver has brought about the creation of pest control sites. Pest control sites supply you with trained pest control technicians that work dutifully to handle problems with infestations of all kinds.

The following are measures that have been 1deemed effective in cockroach control in Vancouver:

How to control cockroaches in Vancouver
  • Clean Up:

    One of the most effective ways to keep this creepy crawlies out of your house is to maintain total cleanliness. Leftovers and used cutleries shouldn't be left unattended after being used. Dirty dishes tend to draw the attention of cockroaches that eventually multiply and plague residents in Vancouver.

  • Boric Acid:

    If you are interested in the DIY method, the application of boric acid is one sure way to get rid of cockroaches. The more effective method is to mix the boric acid with flour and sugar and create a dough. Place the dough balls strategically around the house where the cockroaches are usually spotted. The flour and sugar will attract the cockroaches while the boric acid works to get rid of them.

  • Traps:

    Just like traps are made for rats, there are specially designed traps for cockroaches too. These can be gotten at stores. The device makes use of a scent that attracts the cockroaches and they eventually get stuck in a sticky substance.

Cockroaches prefer dark and humid habitats. They are equally nocturnal and tend to hide from humans by nesting in cracks and crevices during the day. The key to fully getting rid of a cockroach infestation is by seeking out trained pest-control personnel. We, at Pesticon Pest Control are trained to respond adequately to every pest control situation reported in Vancouver. With our highly trained technicians, we ensure to free your homes of these pests. Contact us today!!!


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