Cockroaches

 

Habits

The Oriental cockroach is dark brown/black and ranges from 17-30mm whilst the more common German cockroach is lighter brown and smaller 12-15mm. German cockroaches are found throughout buildings but show a preference to warm humid areas. German cockroaches are good climbers, being able to climb vertical glass or tiled surfaces. An infestation of German cockroaches can be quickly established once they have entered the premises. This species is an extremely serious pest in any different types of premises ranging from hospitals to domestic houses.

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Where will you find them?

German cockroaches are more easily visible due to the areas they live in. In a kitchen you are likely to find them in cupboards, behind fridge motors, under sink units and around boiler units. Another sign of an infestation are signs of faeces in cupboards, behind appliances and worktops which resemble black dots.

Oriental cockroaches are normally found in damp humid conditions and basements. This is because it lacks the sticky pads on its feet. They are more difficult to treat as they tend to live in the fabric of the building.

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How do we control cockroaches?

We offer a free of charge survey that is carried out by our trained surveyors. They will offer our proposal and advice as to how to treat and how you can try to reduce the risk of reinfestation in the future. Our technician will initially talk through the problems you are experiencing and explain what our treatment entails. He will then carry out a thorough inspection of your premises prior to any treatment and assess the level and extent of the infestation. Once this has been established, he will carry out treatment to the appropriate areas. Once our treatment is complete we will detail our work in an inspection report and leave this with you, our technician will then arrange a convenient time to carry out a follow up visit.

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