German Roaches ‘on my day off’

I have been looking forward to this day all week. I made sure to work an hour or so extra each day and get all the lingering things done I could and what happens?

Ring Ring

Sometimes I hate that phone but I love a paycheck more so when I got the call to deal with a “horrific” roach problem I decided to get it done.

Upon arriving I was a little miffed to say the least; there were not 1000’s of roaches hanging on the ceiling like I would have thought. Instead there were just a few visible at first but about 10 minutes in I realized that there was more to this job then met the eye.

The carpet was dark so I didn’t notice the German roaches walking about until I started to treat. The home was a vacant rental so nothing was in my way and I decided to take pictures to show you how a roach job is done. The first picture shows hardly any roaches and the last should depict how many were truly there. This job doesn’t even come close to the worst jobs I’ve see (just this month) but illustrates that first looks can be deceiving and when you’re dealing with German roaches you can’t leave anything to chance.

Before going in I selected my weapons

Before going in I selected my weapons

No roaches visible when I first arrived

No roaches visible when I first arrived

Roach fecal matter and a live one under cabinet,I'm getting closer

Roach fecal matter and a live one under cabinet,I'm getting closer

Yummy, Roaches in the fridge, it's time to break out the big guns

Yummy, Roaches in the fridge, it's time to break out the big guns

Refridgerator door seals are also a favorite spot

Refridgerator door seals are also a favorite spot

Treating the drawer glide rails, always a forgotten spot

Treating the drawer glide rails, always a forgotten spot

Dusting the dishwasher voids, very important (top right)

Dusting the dishwasher voids, very important (top right)

Don't forget the dishwasher door, lots of hiding places

Don't forget the dishwasher door, lots of hiding places

I started to suspect they were under the carpet

I started to suspect they were under the carpet

I was right

I was right

All in all, I guess I got a few

All in all, I guess I got a few

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.
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  • nice obb you should come to my home but we are too poor to afford it..

  • Bait works well– not that expensive http://pestcemetery.com/roach-baiting-bar-pour-drink/

  • John

    Whats the blue thing on your B&G? Whats your cocktail I see gentrol,Conquer,delta dust but cant make out the brown stuff

  • The blue is a wrap attached with Velcro– It’s like a tool belt for the tank and has little spandex type straps for carrying gel tubes, flashlight etc… The problem is the straps get stretched out in short order and are worthless–but it looks cool I guess–or maybe I was to lay to take it off. 😉 You can get them at any distributor– The brown concentrate is Kicker, A synergist that aggravates the pests and gets them moving. I use Syner Pro and or Xciter more now.