Cockroaches and Apartments

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When the phone rings and an apartment manager is calling this time of year I can pretty much bet the problem is roaches.  It still surprises me that not all apartment buildings are on a quarterly program.  With the amount of traffic community living brings the chances of insect populations is just too great.  But seldom does a week pass that I do not at least provide quotes on one time service for an apartment complex.

 

Many apartment buildings in St. Louis are four apartment flats, and almost all of the roach complaints come from first floor apartments.  Why?  The basement, too many times the basement has not been properly treated by previous companies.  As a result cockroach colonies grow unchecked for years.  In time they will spread beyond the basement, and thus first be sighted on the ground floor.

 

If you live or intend to live in an apartment you should ask the following questions before signing your lease.  First is the building on a quarterly program?  Second is the basement part of the treatment plan?  And finally when was the last complaint filed?

 

A severe roach problem will not be solved with one visit.  A large infestation may require multiple treatments and on-going services.  Thus it is important to ensure you don’t move into a problem area or building.  Likewise if you are moving from a building because of a problem it is important you don’t bring the curse with you to your new home.  We have seen many new tenants draw suspicion when roaches arrived shortly after they moved in to the building.  Thus, inspect you belongings carefully before any move.

 

If you live in an apartment and are dealing with a roach problem you can always refer your property manager to Gateway Pest Control, our number is (636) 525-1008 or you can review our website at www.gatewaypestcontrol.com

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