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PEST CONTROL FOR COCKROACHES, ANTS, BED BUGS & SILVERFISH

PestGuard operate a comprehensive and reliable pest control management system to cater for all types of crawling insects such as cockroaches, ants, bed bugs and silverfish. Our pest control solutions mean that we minimise any chance of recurrence of the pest control problem whether its in a commercial or residential setting.

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COCKROACH CONTROL SERVICES

Ireland’s most common cockroach species (the German Cockroach) inhabits environments of heat and steam such as kitchens, often taking harbourage within small crevices in cupboards and electrical appliances. Cockroaches may spread gastric diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis and typhoid. It is imperative that once detected a comprehensive cockroach management programme is implemented immediately as infestations may become increasingly difficult to eradicate the longer the period it may have to develop.

PestGuard’s 6 Stage Cockroach Control Programme

PestGuard offers an integrated cockroach management programme which entails a 6 stage approach;

  1. Site Audit: A comprehensive initial site inspection is carried out by fully trained personnel inspecting for both explicit and subtle tell tail signs of infestation, as well as current housekeeping and proofing issue which may be causing or exacerbating current infestations
  2. Monitoring Points: Installation of attractant cockroach monitoring points in all areas of suspected infestation. This allows for greater accuracy and trend analysis of inspections.
  3. Follow-up Inspection: These baited units are given time to take effect and are inspected on a follow up inspection visit.
  4. Controlled Spray Treatment: If the premises is found to be heavily infested a controlled spray treatment of infected areas is carried out to bring infestation numbers under control. Once again proofing and housekeeping audits and recommendations will be made.
  5. Follow up treatment inspections: Follow up treatment inspections involve the inspection and replacement of cockroach monitoring points and also the introduction of a strategic baiting program which is applied throughout problem areas.
  6. Strategic Baiting Programme: Scheduled follow up inspections see the premises inspected, monitoring points replaced and the strategic baiting programme continued where necessary.

Ants

Black Garden Ant

About

Due to the climate in Ireland there are only a few species of ant that can thrive here. However the few that do survive here can be a nuisance if they enter your premises. The Garden or Black ant are not know to carry diseases but they can case a major headache for home and business owners. They can explore there surrounding extensively during late spring and summer months

Appearance

  • Workers 4-5mm long.
  • Queens 15mm long.
  • Dark brown-black in colour.
  • 1 small segment at waist point (pedicel).
  • No sting

Life Cycle

  • Queen winters in the soils and lays eggs early spring
  • Larvae normally hatch 3-4 weeks after
  • Worker ants emerge and look after larvae and nest care
  • Male ants for breeding are produce later In the year

Habits

  • Ants will travel extensively looking for foodmore often sweet sources
  • Nest or colonies will be mainly outdoors in soil or sand deposits in garden or under slabing areas.
  • Mainly in the sunny side of buildings

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

About

Any Business or home that discovers they have cockroaches has cause to worry. Cockroaches are known carriers for a number of debilitating diseases such as Gastro enteritis and Salmonella. Cockroaches are a very resilient bug and once they have taken hold in a building and begun to breed they can be very hard to remove and will require a professionally planned treatment to eradicate them.

Evidence

Odours from under sink and storage areas

Moulting skins found when cleaning

Cockroaches are a nocturnal creature and prefer humid areas such as under sink, Laundry rooms and Kitchens

The most common breed of Cockroach found in Ireland is the German Cockroach (Blatella Germanica)

Appearance

Easily Identifiable by 2 ark stripes across their thorax. Grow to between 12-15mm in Adulthood

Bedbug

About

In the past number of years an alarming increase in bed bug infestations have led to a bug that was previously known from a nursery rhyme becoming a much larger problem. With people traveling more and more visitors coming to our shores the number of bed bugs in Ireland has increased.

Bed bugs stay close to their food source,which is us, so never travel further than the bed we sleep in unless the infestation has gotten out of hand.  They breed easily and can be spread through our luggage, clothing. They are hard to treat but once a specific plan is put in place the problem can be resolved.

Evidence

  • Blood Spotting on sheets
  • Little black dots on head of bed, mattress or skirting.
  • Bugs themselves like to hide in crevices and creases in mattress or bed frame.
  • Moulting skins of bed bugs

Appearance

  • Adult Bed Bugs are Light Brown to reddish Brown In colour. Oval Shaped
  • Adults Grow 4-6mm in lengfht
  • Newly hatched Nymphs are Transulcent  and become browner once they begin Moulting
  • Bed Bug lay tiny adeshive eggs in fabric fold and crevices. This must ne found and destroyed to ensure that any treatment works
  • Bed Bugs Feed off of Humans and are attracted by the heat of our bodies and the carbon dioxide emitted by us at night.

Silverfish

Silverfish

About

Sliverfish have become more than a nuisance to the Irish home & Business. Normally found in  areas of high humidity and dark damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and storage. Unventillated bathrooms and kitchens can often lead to an outbreak.

Silverfish cause damage to papers, pictures and even [plaster work in buildings.

Appearance

  • Silvery Blue in colour
  • Fast Movement across surfaces
  • Normally seen at night
  • Typically grow to between 13-30mm in length