When we think of roach control, perhaps our minds leap immediately to the food service industry: stores, restaurants, and industrial kitchens. This is logical, since food safety issues are paramount to health and safety. However, roach control is important for everyone, not just industrial kitchens:
Cockroaches may become pests in homes, schools, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices, and virtually in any structure that has food preparation or storage areas. They contaminate food and eating utensils, destroy fabric and paper products, and impart stains and unpleasant odors to surfaces they contact. (UC Davis)
Roach populations, once they take root inside, expand very quickly, ensuring that there's no such thing as having a small roach problem. Because adult cockroaches can live for up to a year and because females can produce one hundred and fifty young during her lifetime, it is vital that both home and business owners keep on top of roach control so that situations do not get out of hand.
Do-it-yourself roach control methods do exist, but they are often unsuccessful. Extreme diligence is necessary for some of these methods to work, meaning that if you relax for even a day of the DIY process, the entire effort could very well be in vain. Even when diligence is practiced, DIY methods often come with spotty results.
The best way to ensure roach control is to consult with a pest control professional. These experts have invested in the best methods to safely and successfully eliminate roaches from homes, schools, businesses, storage spaces, and offices; taking advantage of their expertise just makes sense.