How To Get Rid of Cockroaches
If you have identified a cockroach problem in your home or business, professional treatments can provide a long-term solution for these unwanted pests.
Pest control professionals know the best control solutions to combat cockroach infestations and help reduce the risk of re-infestation.
Professional Cockroach Service
Our service begins with a thorough inspection. This will help us to identify any potential shelters and assess the level of infestation by looking for common signs of cockroaches.
DIY Solutions To Get Rid of Cockroaches
You may decide to try to get rid of cockroaches on your own using easily affordable DIY products. Although DIY products may appear to offer some immediate control of visible adult cockroaches at least, they often cannot promise a long-term solution.
If DIY treatment is not thorough, cockroach eggs can survive and hatch after one or two months. To control a cockroach infestation effectively, you have to treat nesting/hiding areas as well, to avoid re-infestation.
Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. As known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis, exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.
Cockroaches are very tough insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential to control any infestation.
Only expert products and solutions are powerful enough to eliminate all stages of their lifecycle.
If you have noticed an unpleasant, lingering odor under sinks, behind appliances or in store cupboards, it’s time to check for signs of cockroaches.
Cockroach Infestation Signs
Unusual smell - An established cockroach infestation produces a lingering and unpleasant odour that taints items they contact.
Cockroach droppings - If little water is available cockroaches will produce brown/black cylindrical droppings, approx. 2mm long.
Smear marks - If water is abundant cockroaches will produce brown and irregular shaped smear marks. Check for marks on horizontal surfaces and at wall-floor junctions where cockroaches scuttle.
Shed skin - Cockroaches shed ‘cast nymphal ‘skins 5-8 times as they mature to adults. These are usually found close to where they are sheltering.
Check bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms - German cockroaches need warmth and humidity so are likely to be found in and around bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchen areas. They are also good climbers, scaling smooth surfaces like glass & polished metal with ease; due to sticky pads on their feet.
Check your basement - Oriental cockroaches can cope with cooler, damp conditions and are more common scuttling about in basements or drains. If conditions are tolerable they can survive outside in areas such as rubbish tips. They are not as agile as German cockroaches, but can climb a surface such as rough brickwork.