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Cockroach Control Services in The Cambridge Area

If you are unfortunate enough to have found cockroaches in your home or workplace then you will want to act right away, rest assured that Pest Professionals in Cambridge can assist. We can assist to provide you with instant advice to help with any cockroach issue in two very easy and effective steps:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Cambridge area. No coackroach extermination job is too large or too small for us to take a look at. Where relevant we have the ability to suggest on any immediate action needed to safeguard your health, property or belongings before a visit. If a visit is required we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the most likely costs of any cockroach treatment should it be required.

Why Are Cockroaches a Serious Problem?

When you understand how cockroaches operate, you quickly become aware why you need to exterminate them quickly. Cockroaches foul their environment with faeces or castings and with regurgitated food, and move indiscriminately from their filth to food and back over and over. They will consume anything from food fragments, to paper and cardboard and even fabric. They taint materials with their distinctive ‘musky, oily’ smell and even the air in infested premises may contain particles of their excrement. The opportunity for the spread of pathogens like salmonella and other diseases is obvious and it’s no surprise that their presence causes great distress. We won’t go further (even though we could!) however the bottom line is that if you have cockroaches, you will need to remove them and you require a professional pest controller to do the dirty work.

The most common (and probably most disgusting) cockroach in the UK is the Oriental Cockroach. Adults are about 20-30mm long and dark brown. During the day they spend their time in harbourages, grouped together. They are normally on the ground floor only due to the fact that they are poor climbers. Their activity climaxes in the hours of darkness– if you start noticing them in the day the infestation may be quite severe. They often tend to prefer damp, dark places generally so are often found under fridges, in drains, near pipes and in sewers.

Signs Of Cockroaches
  1. Lingering oily, musky odour
  2. Small black or brown cylindrical droppings about 2mm long
  3. Cockroach casts– take a note of where you find these
  4. Observing them in daylight– usually a sign that the infestation is well established
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Before any work to eliminate cockroaches is performed, it is vital 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 helping 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 mix of sticky traps, professional strength gel baits and non-chemical control methods is commonly advised, and monitoring should be put in place. If the infestation is well established, an integrated approach drawn up by an experienced professional pest controller is vital.

If you need sound advice or swift solutions to cockroaches problems anywhere in Cambridge or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.

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