Cockroaches are the Houdini of the bug kingdom. The tiny claws at the end of their legs allow them to scale walls and traverse ceilings at alarming speeds. Though your walls may seem smooth to your hand, they actually contain countless tiny footholds a cockroach can use to cling to it. Cockroaches also have an impressive ability to run to the end of a table and move to the bottom of the table without skipping a beat. It isn't magic. It is a skill cockroaches learn to disorient predators. If you've ever seen a cockroach come out of an air conditioning unit, you've seen this ability.
In Hawaii we have three cockroaches that like to "bug" humans: the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Surinam cockroach. Of these three roaches the American cockroach is the largest, and the German cockroach is the smallest. Baby German cockroaches are so small they can crawl through the hole of an outlet. And, American cockroaches can flatten themselves out and squeeze under a door.
So how do you keep out an insect that can walk through a hole in an outlet, climb on the ceilings, race across walls, a squeeze under a door? Here is the truth about cockroaches. You can't keep them out of your home or business naturally. Here's why:
Let's say you're a cockroach expert. Let's say you have come to understand that cockroaches are amazing climbers, but they can't climb on smooth surfaces. So you build a trap with a coffee can, by smearing petroleum jelly on the inside--understanding that cockroaches will climb the outside of the can, instinctively flip at the top, and slide down into the can, unable to get back out. Let's say you also know to put something sugary in the bottom of the can to lure the roaches in. I guarantee you'll catch some roaches. But your property will still be unprotected. Your food will still be susceptible to bacterial contamination. Your air ducts will continue to have shed roach skins and feces, which can cause allergic reactions and spread disease. And, you'll still find them all over your house.
To properly get rid of cockroaches in Hawaii you need a plan that uses natural and chemical measures to exclude them. It is important to put foods in hard plastic containers, deep clean in hard to reach places, put trash in a sealable trash can, and repair damage on your exterior walls, but this alone won't keep these clever and versatile bugs out. You'll also need a professional to create a chemical barrier roaches cannot pass through without dying.
If you've seen roaches in your Hawaii home, call Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions. They have the experience and education to show you how to naturally exclude cockroaches, remove any roaches in your home or business, cleanse infected areas, and put in place a barrier of EPA registered pesticides to fully seal your property.
Don't try to get rid of cockroaches on your own. It is nearly impossible without expertise and a proper education in pesticides. Partner with a pest control company and get fully protected today.