The integrated strategy to combat cockroaches in Kuwait
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The integrated strategy to combat cockroaches in Kuwait

The integrated strategy to combat cockroaches in Kuwait

Cockroaches are one of the main pests that home and restaurant owners face. Today there are many solutions to control it, but what is the best strategy?

 

 

On the growing importance of passive treatments (baits) for integrated cockroach control - especially in workplaces such as restaurants and buildings

 

The main type of cockroach that infests commercial buildings is the German cockroach (Blattella germanica). It is a relatively small cockroach that lives in cracks and crevices inside and has an enormous ability to reproduce quickly.

 

The oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis) is also frequently found. Prefer hot and humid areas. It is a common type in the food industry and other catering trade (restaurants, bakeries, etc.)

 

 

The American cockroach is larger and is more frequently found outdoors in drains and sewers. This cockroach can enter buildings through cracks and openings around doors and windows. Its large size makes it more noticeable.

 

 

Prevention is better than cure

To manage cockroaches, start by preventing their presence. They are great travelers as well as "hitchhikers", and are often brought incognito into the building. Food, shelter, water and heat are sufficient for their survival. Without these items, there is a possibility that they will move to another location.

 

In commercial places where births are frequent, it is impossible to prevent cockroaches from entering. However, good hygiene and cleaning practices reduce the risk of spreading the infection.

 

Beware of these elusive creatures

Before creating a control, perform an inspection of the premises to find evidence of infestation. Cockroaches are afraid and spend most of their time hiding. Look for clues such as stool and stains. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there!

 

Non-chemical control techniques include sticky traps and scavenging. These methods often prove insufficient. Chemical control is generally necessary. The insecticide and preparation used should be selected according to the location and type of infestation.

 

Stay away from traditional treatments

Traditionally, cockroach control treatments include spraying insecticides and, to a lesser extent, dusting. Many liquids and powders have a quick cleaning effect that drives roaches out of their hiding places and come into contact with the insecticide. They act quickly, but have a limited lifespan and residual performance. This method also requires a complex implementation (accessibility of the areas to be treated, return times, etc.)

 

An increasingly applied control method involves the use of bait gels.

 

The baits attract cockroaches that seek to feed on them. Many of them experience a delay in action, which allows the return of insecticides to cockroach populations, including those hiding in shelters. Thus, other cockroaches in the colony devour the corpses of poisoned individuals or their excrement and they die in turn,

 

For baits to work, they must be placed in a place where crickets can easily find them. This requires some knowledge. You can't put the bait anywhere and expect it to work. Its gravitational force does not exceed 30 cm.

 

Baits are an alternative to sprays and are popular because they are highly effective while minimizing the use of chemicals and customer inconvenience.

 

Effective Action - Maxforce

Maxforce spinning gels are recommended including Maxforce Platin and Maxforce Prime.

 

Choose the correct solution

Upcoming trends suggest that cockroach gel bait will become more and more popular. They are best suited for use indoors, sensitive areas, and in and around equipment.

 

Sprays are suitable for specific situations where the shock effect is necessary to reduce the population and/or will be necessary to control other pests. K‑Othrine SC25 is one solution.

 

Develop an appropriate long-term program

Adopting an integrated pest management strategy, which includes regular inspections, followed by an appropriate control method, can lead to a much better level of cockroach control.

 

However, don't be fooled by a false sense of security just because you can't see more

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