No one wants a roach problem!
Selecting a pest control company to rid your home of roaches can be a confusing ordeal to say the least.
ATC Pest Control, Inc. is a local, family-owned and operated full service pest control company that uses a combination of all existing treatment methods to protect your home from roaches. We perform these treatments with the highest quality materials and equipment to achieve total control, guaranteed.
No short cuts with us. We do it right the first time!
What type of roaches do you have?
THE AMERICAN COCKROACH is the largest species of common cockroach, growing to an average length of around 4 centimeters (1.6 in) and about 7 millimeters (0.28 in) tall. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except that they are wingless. These insects are very active at night and travel very quickly, often darting out of sight when someone enters a room. They can fit into small cracks and under doors despite their fairly large size and are considered one of the fastest running insects.
American cockroaches generally live in warm, moist areas, preferring warm temperatures of about 84 °F but they can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They and do not tolerate cold temperatures. These cockroaches are common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks and crevices of porches, foundations, and walkways adjacent to buildings and feed on decaying organic matter and a variety of other foods.
Females lay eggs and the immature cockroaches emerge from their egg cases in 6 to 8 weeks and require 6 to 12 months to mature. Adult cockroaches can live up to one year, during which females produce an average of 150 young. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
THE ORIENTAL COCKROACH is known also as a waterbug or black beetle. It can be found in all parts of the United States. The length of the oriental cockroach is about 1 1/4 inch for the female and about 1 inch for the male. Both have wings but cannot fly. The adults are dark brown and nearly black. The egg capsule is carried by the female for about 30 hours where it is either dropped are attached to a protected surface near a food source. The females will produce an average of 8 capsules containing about 16 to 20 eggs each and will hatch in about 60 days. Nymphs will molt 7 to 10 times and the stages usually take several months to a year to complete.
The oriental cockroach can be found in high moisture areas such as sewers and damp basements. They are usually located below ground level indoors. You probably won’t find them on walls or high in cupboards or on the upper floors of buildings.
Oriental cockroaches feed on all kinds of filth and other decaying organic matter. They can live for about a month without food but only about 2 weeks without water. In cold weather you will probably find them migrating indoors. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
THE GERMAN COCKROACH is light brown overall in color, has wings which cover the abdomen, and an adult is about 5/8 inch long. The shield just behind the head is marked with two prominent black stripes. Females produce an egg capsule that is attached to the end of the abdomen for up to a month before being dropped a day or so before eggs hatch. Each 5/16 inch long, brown egg capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs which hatch in 2 to 4 days after being deposited. Nymphs hatching from eggs are less than 1/8 inch long and wingless. They develop through 6 to 7 stages (instars) over 74 to 85 days (varying with temperature) before becoming adults. There may be four generations per year.
German roaches are mainly an indoor species although they will also migrate outdoors from structure to structure. Occasionally, new infestations begin by bringing in cartons and other materials from infested structures that harbor the roaches or their eggs. Kitchens, bathrooms and other locations that provide food, moisture, warmth and shelter are preferred habitats. German cockroaches are mainly active at night, when they search for food and water. During the day, they remain concealed in cracks and crevices unless they are over-crowded, with all developmental stages occurring together. They also can occur in attics, wall voids, crawl spaces, foundation cracks, garbage areas and around the landscape. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
THE BROWN-BANDED COCKROACH is a small species of cockroach, measuring about ⅝ in (10 to 14mm) long. It is tan to light brown and has two light-colored bands across the wings andabdomen. The male has more slender wings that cover the abdomen, while the female’s wider wings do not cover the abdomen completely.
They need less moisture than the German cockroach so they tend to be more broadly distributed in the home, such as in living rooms and bedrooms. They are less common in restaurants and tend not to be found in the daytime, since they avoid light.
The brown-banded cockroach eats a wide variety of items. Cockroaches are usuallyscavengers, and thus can eat a wide array of items, often almost anything organic, including decaying matter. It has been known to cause problems in hospitals by emerging at night to feed on bodily fluids, thereby risking cross-infection. ATC also has do it yourself kits!
Eradicating Your Roach Problem
THE ATC ANNUAL PROTECTION PROGRAM
This is our most effective and advanced program. This service protects you against ALL pests. While other company’s try to figure out ways to reduce your coverage, ATC just covers them all! Ants, mice, spiders, stink bugs, roaches, bees, wasps, wildlife, termites bed bug insurance and any other pest you can think of, are covered. The annual service takes on average, 2-hours and at any time during the year you have any issues you simply contact us and we come out and take care of it for free.
ATC Annual Protection
Finally, a program that makes sense!
You will be protected against ants, mice, bees/wasps, hornets, carpenter ants, crickets, spiders, flies, roaches, stink bugs, silverfish, earwigs, moths, rats, clover mites, spring tails, fleas, ticks, cicada killers and many more.
This service also protects you against termites and provides you with bed bug insurance.