IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS
Cockroaches have been observed in the building.
Cockroaches have been observed in the building and treatments / preventive treatment against cockroaches is going to be carried out. Your home must be treated all three times regardless of whether you have observed cockroaches or not. The treatment does not cause unpleasant smells and it is safe for humans and pets. However, humans and pets must not stay in the home during the treatment itself, and you must wait 20 minutes after the treatment is completed before re-entering your home.
It is essential that Absolut Pest Control has access to all homes within the specified time period. If you cannot be home yourself, please make sure someone is there to let us in. The key could possibly be left with a neighbour or a caretaker or maybe it can be placed in a caretaker mailbox.
Dates for all three treatments
When your home is being treated for cockroaches
Whether or not you have observed cockroaches, it is important that you follow these guidelines:
- You must empty your kitchen cabinets – and drawers for foodstuffs and kitchen utensils before we arrive. (Items can be placed on the kitchen or dining room table and put back in the cupboards after the treatment.)
- Kitchen cabinets and drawers must be cleaned before we arrive.
- Infected foodstuffs are discarded or placed in the freezer at minus 18 degrees for a minimum of 72 hours.
- We must have access to all pipe penetrations, technical cabinets and the like in the home.
- Do not clean thoroughly immediately after the treatment. Do not wash or clean the treated areas.
- You should completely refrain from using other insecticides during the weeks when the pest control is carried out.
Information on cockroaches
Cockroaches live where it is dark, and they prefer a humid environment. This is why cellars, outbuildings and bathrooms are good habitats for the cockroach to live in, mate and produce more cockroaches. However, this does not mean that cockroaches will not seek out drier places.
Cockroaches can roam far in a property, and they have no trouble migrating at night, making it easy for them to find new places to live which may provide greater sources of nourishment. Scent trails and pheromones summon other cockroaches, and this normally happens through a secretion in their droppings. In this way, they follow each other’s trails and popularise new areas to live, should they prove lucrative for food.
Cockroaches breed by laying eggs. It takes about 2 to 6 months for cockroaches to reach full maturity, depending on the temperature conditions. The optimum temperature for cockroaches is about 25 degrees, but they still seek towards cool, dark places to reside in during the day. Cockroaches are normally seen at night, as this is when they become active, search for food and breed.
The spread of cockroaches in Denmark is mainly passive, and is done via goods and packaging, but they can also easily spread throughout properties by gaining access via inlets for heating, electricity and ventilation. Cockroaches can damage foods by gnawing at it or contaminating it with their droppings, spreading the unpleasant smell that cockroaches carry. Their great potential for reproducing and preference for living in the dark make them hard to control. It doesn´t help that cockroaches are one of the species that quickly develop resistance towards insecticides.
It is important to clean thoroughly before the treatment; and maintain a high standard of hygiene in order to get rid of the problem.