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Will Fumigation Kill Roaches & Other Pests?

cockroaches in a home

Cockroaches in Indiana have quite a reputation. It is said that they are likely to be the only survivors of a global thermonuclear war. This is because cockroaches are resistant to levels of radiation that would kill humans. But they are not entirely resistant to radiation. If there is enough radiation, cockroaches will die, just like any other living creature, and the idea that cockroaches could survive the direct impact of a nuclear bomb is patently absurd, so we won't even go there. But it is funny how a myth like this can shape how people think about cockroaches, and the pest control methods used to control them. Fumigation is a great example. If cockroaches can survive high levels of radiation, it seems reasonable to think that they could resist high levels of anything. But, the reality is that fumigation kills cockroaches quite easily. In fact, it is a great way to kill lots of cockroaches, real fast.

In our Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois service areas, we deal with cockroaches quite a bit, especially German cockroaches. These are pernicious, resilient, and resourceful pests that can gain access to some of the most secure structures. And, while there are many ways to control cockroaches, it is sometimes necessary to bring out the big guns. That is where fumigation fits into the commercial pest control picture.

Fumigation Is:

  • Able to work its way into wall voids and other spaces where cockroaches can hide.
  • Able to be applied to an entire structure.
  • A fast solution that does not require several follow-up visits to ensure complete eradication of all cockroaches within a structure.
  • An effective means for exterminating all species of cockroaches.

Cockroaches are not the only pests that can be targeted with fumigation. There are many invasive pests that are best controlled with fumigation protocols. When pests get into sensitive items, fumigation can destroy them without harming the items they have infested. When pests get deep into walls, fumigants can get in where chemical applications cannot. And, while it takes a little time to tent an entire structure for fumigation, the fumigation service only takes a few hours. That means a fast resolution to the pest problem being treated. That makes fumigation an effective way to solve infestations of pantry pests, termites, bed bugs, rodents, psocids, spiders, wood boring beetles and more.

If you are in our Indiana, Kentucky, or Illinois service area, reach out to us. Action Pest Control has the resources and experience to assist you with all of your company's fumigation needs.