GERMAN ROACH PREPARATION SHEET
All residents and household pets should plan to stay out of all affected areas for a minimum of 2 hours while the technician is at the home. After the technician completes the service keep people and pets away from any treated areas until products dry. Any fish tanks unable to be removed must be covered and sealed in such a way that no chemical can contaminate the water supply.
CABINETS, DRAWERS, AND COUNTERS: Please remove drawers and all items from you cabinets including under sink areas in both kitchen and bathroom. There is to be nothing left on the counters or floors. Place all items into a separate room and cover with a thick blanket or drop cloth. This is a standard precaution to prevent any overspray from coming in contact with residents belongings. If this standard is not met then your service pro will not be able to spray in the mentioned areas. Roaches usually live in cracks, crevices, near moist areas, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom. Therefore it is essential that the service pro treat all these areas.
KITCHEN CLEANING: Please remove all excess spilled food (crumbs etc.) from the cabinets, using a sponge or wiping cloth. Sweep and mop all floors. Clean food residue from walls (usually near stove and food prep areas), clean food spills from oven and stove. Also wipe off all counters BEFORE the service.
OTHER AREAS OF HOME: If you have observed roaches, in other areas, such as bedrooms, closets, in the utility room or in any other areas, be sure to inform your service pro that cockroaches exist in these locations as well. If bedrooms, living room and dining room need to be treated please remove all belongings from desks, night stands, dressers, entertainment centers, etc. Any areas you want sprayed must have all items removed or IT WILL NOT BE SPRAYED. Move everything away from the baseboard to allow your pest control operator to gain access to those areas to spray.
Very important not to wipe or wash inside your cabinets after we have treated; this will remove the chemicals.
After your treatment you can expect the insecticide to create a different behavior in the insects resulting in more exposed activity for 5 to 7 days.
Sanitation is the most important step for effective, long lasting German cockroach control. Food material must be eliminated as much as possible and harborage areas sealed where possible.