Cockroach Control Services in The North London Area and Hertfordshire areas
If you are unlucky enough to have discovered cockroaches in your home or workplace then you will want to act right away, rest assured that Pest Professionals in North London can assist. We can assist to provide you with immediate guidance to help with any cockroach problem 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 ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without any fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the North London area. No coackroach extermination job is too large or too small for us to look into. Where relevant we have the ability to suggest on any immediate action required to safeguard 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 most 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 realise why you need to get rid of them quickly. Cockroaches foul their environment with faeces or castings and with regurgitated food, and move indiscriminately from their foul matter to food and back over and over. They will consume anything from food particles, 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 potential for the escalate of pathogens like salmonella and other diseases is obvious and it’s not a surprise that their presence causes great distress. We won’t go further (even though we could!) but 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 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 all together. They are usually on the ground floor only due to the fact that they are weak climbers. Their activity peaks in the hours of darkness– if you start noticing them in the day the infestation may be quite severe. They tend to prefer damp, dark places generally 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 eliminate 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 prepare the required approach. The pest controller will then look to establish where they are coming 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 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 North London or Hertfordshire – get in touch.