Pest Control: Cockroaches

Cockroach control

Cockroach infestations present a serious health risk. Dysentery and gastroenteritis are but two diseases transmitted by the activities of cockroaches. They feed on most organic substances and will easily travel through sewers and then into food preparation and storage areas. It is therefore very important that any infestation is dealt with swiftly and professionally. Amateur treatments seldom work and can sometimes exacerbate the problems, scattering the cockroaches and making the situation more difficult and expensive to deal with. Cockroaches are usually spotted running away when a light is turned on at night.

How are cockroaches controlled?

Modern cockroach control techniques include bait gels and barrier sprays. Once again, a planned approach to control must be applied with the full co-operation of the property owner as regards to housekeeping.

Why choose us to treat you cockroach infestation?

Successful cockroach treatments demand care and attention to detail. As well as being fully qualified to do the job properly, we have access to the very latest cockroach control products. Our minimum chemical usage policy ensures your treatment is safe and correctly tailored to your situation. It is vital with cockroaches that correct procedures are followed for control. It is also recommended that monitors are used following treatment.

Cockroach biology

There are two main species of cockroach that we are likely to encounter in this area. These are the German cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach. The most common of these locally is the German cockroach. The eggs of the German cockroach are carried by the female in an egg case. This is deposited just before the nymphs hatch. Once about 30 nymphs hatch, they will feed alongside the adults. They will moult between 5-7 times before reaching adulthood in about 3 months given good conditions. Cockroaches tend to congregate in favourable areas, often around sources of warmth. They prefer cracks and crevices and will emerge at night to forage for food.