Watch for German Cockroaches in NJ
Businesses, be on alert: while German cockroaches emerge all throughout the year, they are especially prevalent in the greater Randolph, NJ area right now. Restaurants and establishments that serve food must be on the lookout for this crafty invader.
Diminutive and adept at entering buildings through the smallest of gaps, German roaches seek out warm places to stay. Outdoors, dropping temperatures can kill German cockroaches, but in the warm interior of a food-production facility, for example, they can survive – or even thrive.
If you’re experiencing issues with roaches, Marc Buck, Western Branch Manager in Randolph, NJ recommends reviewing your internal practices. Roaches can be introduced with janitorial or food shipments, and are often tracked in with employees as well. Regular inspections (including employee lockers), a re-emphasis on cleaning procedures, and professional monitoring will go a long way.
“Years ago, methods were more reliant on applications to address infestations,” Buck says. “Whether there is an infestation or not, Western focuses on the root causes.”
Common Pests in Randolph
Cockroaches are one of the more common indoor pests in Randolph, NJ.
These disgusting insects hide within walls, floors, and ceilings, coming out of cover when lights are low to feed on crumbs and dirty dishes.
Water is essential for cockroach survival, which is why the pests are attracted to leaky pipes and kitchen sinks. They readily spread bacteria wherever they go, so control is important.
However, pesticide sprays aren’t always the solution. They often cause these fast-moving pests to scatter, but don’t kill enough cockroaches to make an impact.
In Randolph, mice are one of the primary carriers of Sin Nombre virus, a disease related to Hantavirus.
Spread through rodents’ bodily fluids and droppings, this illness leads to severe muscle aches and respiratory failure.The condition can last up to six weeks and may cause death if left untreated or improperly diagnosed.
To avoid affliction, be extremely cautious not to disturb dried fecal matter in areas that mice inhabit until it has been decontaminated. When droppings are stirred, infectious spores become airborne and are easily inhaled by anyone in the vicinity.
About Western Pest
Western Pest is a longstanding pest control company serving the Eastern United States. We offer residential and commercial pest control services near you, including termite protection, bed bug control, and rodent removal. Our comprehensive service offerings also include our Home Protection Plan, a year-round program designed to keep pests out for the duration. If a pest infestation occurs in your home or business, trust Western Pest to take care of the problem safely and effectively.
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-Jackie, Succasunna, NJ
“We have had Western Pest do our regular checks for many years and the service is always thorough, reliable, and professional. After months of suffering from what we thought were bites, a quick diagnosis of carpet beetles and the allergic dermatitis you get from the skins they shed, Western helped us to correct the problem.”
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“We have been on the Annual Program for a number of years. Always receive timely service and if there is a “problem” in between monthly visits, a service person always comes when we call.”
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“We’ve been Western Pest Service customers for many years. One of the reasons we remain with Western is the thoroughness and caring of the service techs. We’ve been overrun with pests this fall season and the technician did a great job of alleviating our problem.”
-M.M., Vernon, NJ
“We have had Western Pest Services annual contracts for years. We live on more than an acre of woods and open land. The office staff and technicians are responsive, effective, professional, courteous, and respectful . They will work diligently to treat unwanted situations, always with a smile. Additionally, their well trained employees are long-term so their familiar presence in your home is comfortable as they go right to work. A very good company to call for any situation as well as part of sound, routine protection for your home.”
-Sharon C., Morris Twp, NJ