Roaches Midtown Manhattan, NY
Integrated Pest Management (or IPM) is the name of the approach that Acme Exterminating will employ in your property. IPM integrates a wide range of pest control techniques, from insecticides to use of mechanical, biological, and environmental methods to attain a pest free environment. IPM relies greatly on careful inspection and observation to identify sources of infestations, elimination of rodent and insect harborages through good sanitary practices, and identifying site specific application of control measures. We will work aggressively to help you eliminate conditions which may be conducive to pests. The alternatives to toxic chemicals require a greater commitment to long term preventive management strategies before emergencies arise.
Identify - What do I look for?
What do I look for?
The species of cockroaches most likely encountered is the German cockroach and the American cockroach.
Color: Light brown to tan; two dark longitudinal stripes
Size: ½ - 5/8 inches
Development: 4-8 egg capsules (ootheca) produced in lifetime; 28- 30 days to hatch
Egg capsule: Yellowish brown; attached to female; ¼ - 3/8 inches long, 40 eggs per capsule
Where found: Throughout structures, but prefer warm humid places; found in kitchens, bathrooms, any crack of crevice located near food and/or water is a potential harborage (spends majority of its time in harborage); requires a crack of 1/32 – 3/16 inch
Color: Shiny reddish brown to dark brown and yellow margin directly behind the head
Size: Large, 1- 1 ½ inch
Development: 6-14 egg capsules produced in lifetime; 50-55 days to hatch
Egg capsule: Brown; drops capsule or glues to a suitable surface; 14-16 eggs per capsule
Where found: Prefers dark, moist sites such as basements, drains, kitchen and bathroom plumbing, and sewers (large populations)
Confirm - How do I know I have them?
How do I know I have them?
Some indicators are:
- Live or dead cockroaches found
- Visual identification of egg capsules
- Presence of fecal droppings
- German cockroach feces resemble black pepper or ground coffee.
- American cockroach feces are black and brown, cylindrical in shape, 1/16 inch length and diameter.
How will Acme help me?
Acme Exterminating’s goal is to significantly reduce or eliminate the population on the initial visit and provide inspection and maintenance on subsequent visits. Acme Exterminating will determine the severity and extent of the infestation, location of cockroach harborages, and utilize the most effective and responsible control strategies.
Maximize Our Solution
How can I get the most out of my service?
Good pest control starts with a partnership and commitment to addressing all potential threats. To get the most out of your program, please note the following recommendations:
- Maintain good sanitation practices
- Maintain good storage practices
- Address any structural deficiencies