In cockroach control, sanitation is essential. The following steps MUST be taken before we will perform a cockroach treatment.
Items That Must Be Completed Prior To Our Arrival:
Clean kitchen thoroughly including floor, stove, range hood, and countertops. Clean inside and outside of dishwasher. Pull out refrigerator, stove, etc. (clean behind and underneath). All cleaning should be done before, not after treatment.
Turn off smoke alarms.
Everything should be removed from kitchen cupboards, above and below the sink, drawers and countertops should be clean. Wash cupboards inside and out, wipe out drawers with damp rag, clean sink and countertops well. Items may be placed on the kitchen table or on the couch and should be covered with newspaper or a sheet.
Bathroom cabinets and under sink should be clean. Wash cabinets inside and out. Wipe out drawers with damp rag, clean sink, tub, inside and outside of toilet, and scrub the bathroom floor.
Pick up and remove trash inside and outside.
Vacuum all carpets.
Clothes hanging in closet should be removed and placed on beds. Shoes and other items on closet floors should be removed. Clean closet shelves. Furniture and other items should be moved out at least 2 feet from walls.
Pets should be removed from inside. Fishtanks should be covered or removed. If fish tanks are covered, the air pump should be shut off.
Children’s toys, pet food dishes, and exposed food should be placed in a protected area.
If you are ill or pregnant or if you or any member of your household has sensitivity to chemical odors or other odors, Dufur Pest Control recommends that you contact us for product information and consult with your physician prior to the treatment.
After Our Treament Is Complete:
Do not re-enter the premises for at least four hours unless specified otherwise. If you have medical problems or are sensitive to odors, it may be advisable to stay out longer. Consult with your physician.
Immediately upon reentering the treated premises, open windows and doors to air out thoroughly.
Thoroughly wash (with soap and water) all exposed eating services (including table and countertops) and any exposed dishes or silverware. Do not wash any treated surfaces such as baseboards.
In cockroach control, sanitation is essential. Do not leave empty milk or beverage bottles inside. Keep areas under and behind stoves and refrigerators clean. Do not allow food and garbage to accumulate in areas where cockroaches feed or hide. Pet food should be stored in sealed containers
It is normal to see cockroaches for several days after the treatment. It may take several days for cockroaches hiding in inaccessible areas to contact treated surfaces. After 2 to 3 weeks, your house or apartment should be re-treated. It is usually not necessary to clear out cupboards for follow-up treatments. There is a 30 day warranty from the time of the re-treatment (only if the re-treatment is performed 2-3 weeks after the initial).
If you would prefer a continuous warranty for cockroaches you will have to sign up for a quarterly service agreement (4 visits per year). This program may cover other pests as well. Ask us for details.