Cockroach Control Services in Hampshire and Dorset
If you are unfortunate enough to have found cockroaches at home or place of work then you will want to act right away, rest assured that Pest Professionals in Hampshire and Dorset can help. We can assist to provide you with immediate guidance and help with any cockroach issue in two very easy and practical stages:
We will help you to evaluate your problem and give you prompt, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF NEEDED, WE ORGANISE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Hampshire and Dorset area. No coackroach extermination job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where relevant we have the ability to suggest on any immediate action required to safeguard your health, property or belongings prior to a visit. If a visit is required 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 required.
Why Are Cockroaches a Big Problem?
When you understand how cockroaches operate, you quickly become aware why you will need to remove them straight away. Cockroaches foul their environment with faeces or castings and with regurgitated food items, and 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 opportunity for the spread of pathogens like salmonella and other diseases is clear and it’s no surprise that their appearance causes great distress. We will not go further (even though we could!) however the bottom line is that if you have cockroaches, you need to eliminate them and you require a professional pest controller to do the dirty work.
The most common (and arguably 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 all together. They are usually on the ground floor only due to the fact that they are weak climbers. Their activity climaxes in the hours of darkness– if you start seeing them in the day the infestation may be severe. They often tend to prefer damp, dark places ordinarily so are often discovered under fridges, in drains, near pipes and in sewers.
Signs Of Cockroaches
- Lingering oily, musky odour
- Tiny black or brown cylindrical droppings about 2mm long
- Cockroach casts– take a note of where you find these
- Observing them in daylight– usually a sign that the infestation is well established
Before any work to exterminate cockroaches is performed, it is vital to first determine 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 prepare the required approach. 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 the towns and villages of Hampshire and Dorset – speak to us.