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Cockroach Control Services in The Sheffield Area

If you are unlucky enough to have discovered cockroaches in your home or workplace then you will want to act rapidly, rest assured that Pest Professionals in Sheffield can assist. We can assist to provide you with immediate advice and help with any cockroach issue in two very easy and practical steps:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Sheffield area. No coackroach extermination job is too large or too small for us to take a look at. Where appropriate we have the ability to advise on any immediate action required to protect your health, property or possessions prior to a visit. If a visit is called for we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the likely costs of any cockroach treatment should it be necessary.

Why Are Cockroaches a Serious Problem?

When you have knowledge of how cockroaches operate, you quickly become aware why you need to get rid of them straight away. Cockroaches foul their environment with faeces or castings and with regurgitated food, and they move indiscriminately from their filth to food and back over and over. They will eat anything from food fragments, to paper and cardboard and even fabric. They taint materials with their characteristic ‘musky, oily’ smell and even the air in infested premises may contain particles of their excrement. The potential for the escalate of pathogens like salmonella and other diseases is clear and it’s not a surprise that their presence causes great distress. We won’t go further (although we could!) but the bottom line is that if you have cockroaches, you need to remove them and you need a professional pest controller to do the dirty work.

The most common (and probably most revolting) cockroach in the UK is the Oriental Cockroach. Adults are about 20-30mm long and dark brown. Throughout the day they spend their time in harbourages, grouped together. They are usually on the ground floor only because they are poor climbers. Their activity peaks in the hours of darkness– if you begin noticing them in the day the infestation may be severe. They often tend to prefer damp, dark locations generally so are often discovered under fridges, in drains, near pipes and in sewers.

Indications Of Cockroaches
  1. Lingering oily, musky odour
  2. Tiny black or brown cylindrical droppings about 2mm long
  3. Cockroach casts– take a note of where you find these
  4. Observing them in daytime– usually a sign that the infestation is well established
Cockroach Control

Before any work to remove cockroaches is carried out, it is essential to first identify the cockroach species. This will provide the pest controller with the biology, life cycle and typical habit information of the pest which will be essential in assisting draw up the required strategy. The pest controller will then look to establish where they are originating from. If this is not possible, they may assist in planning the use of night-vision cameras in this process.

A combination of sticky traps, professional strength gel baits and non-chemical control procedures is commonly advised, and monitoring should be put in place. If the infestation is well established, an integrated strategy drawn up by an experienced professional pest controller is essential.

If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to cockroaches problems anywhere in Sheffield or the surrounding towns and villages – speak to us.

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