cockroach control fort myers fl

Spot a Cockroach Scurrying?

They're More Common Than You Might Think. Eliminate cockroaches in Fort Myers, Naples, Ruskin, & Apollo Beach, FL

Cockroaches are some of the most common insects. Historian’s have found fossil evidence, cockroaches are known to have been present on planet Earth for nearly 350 million years. Their sizes vary considerably; some species are up to several inches long. Some biologists consider insects to be one of the most prolific groups of insects to ever inhabit this planet, and cockroaches one of the most adaptable and prolific insect groups. They have been able to survive many changing eco systems over the eons. There are approximately 3,000+ species of cockroaches worldwide, with about 70 species found in the United States.

Their presence in nearly every part of the world and in a wide range of habitats proves that cockroaches are truly an outstanding success story on earth. Of course, many of the same characteristics that make cockroaches so prolific in nature can also make them some of the most difficult pests to exterminate.

Sanitation is key for all cockroaches. Structural Modifications and Repairs may be necessary. Modifying the interior environment—removing food, moisture, and harborages available to cockroaches—is the first step in treatment. Eliminating cockroach harborages involves caulking in closets and cabinets, caulking under the sink, etc., or making similar structural repairs in the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of the house. Have a good exterior treatment done on scheduled intervals every 3 months. At Empire Pest Control we can keep these pests away from your home and family with the best and safest methods and products available.

When the cockroach enters the home, it contaminates food and sometimes transmits diseases. To stop it from coming in from outside repair screens, check clearances around door frames and seal areas around the house where they may gain access. Repair any water leaks and ventilate moist areas to dry them out. Since the cockroach is attracted to moisture, remove rotting leaves or compost piles from the exterior of the house. Also keep trash cans away from the home.

Call us at 239-288-5563 now to schedule the services you need.

Serving Naples, Riverview, Bonita Gorda, Wesley Chapel, Wimauma, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Bradenton and Fort Myers, FL.


German Roaches

German roaches are not a DIY project! They are the only roach that can not survive without human contact.
They are a severe health hazard both physical and mental:

  • They are constantly shedding their skin causing dandruff that can cause allergies and upper respiratory
  • They can feed on your skin and hair
  • They can carry many types of diseases including E. coli
  • A female German roach will carry her egg capsule up to the day it's going to hatch producing between 30-40 babies and take 3-4 months to become adults
  • The female is a light tan and torpedo in shape. The male is darker and more round shape sometimes cause people to believe they have two species of roaches
  • They are nocturnal, thigmotropic, and carnivorous

This behavior leads to the types of treatments that can work for you or against you. Your store-bought products are repellants and will push the roaches further into hiding!

The German roaches you do kill will be toxic and the other roaches will avoid them. Your Empire Pest Specialist will be able to identify the severity of the infestation and the best treatment method for your home or business.

German roaches are difficult to eradicate and require teamwork between your Empire Pest Control Specialist and you as the owner. Again do not try to treat on your own, this roach is difficult for a trained specialist and nearly impossible for a homeowner. Let Empire resolve your German roach infestation.