Cockroach Control Services in The South East Region
If you are unlucky enough to have discovered cockroaches at home or place of work then you will want to act fast, rest assured that Pest Professionals in the South East of England can help. We can assist to provide you with immediate guidance to help with any cockroach problem in two very easy and practical steps:
We will help you to assess your problem and give you prompt, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF REQUIRED, WE ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out rapidly and without fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Peterborough area. No coackroach extermination job is too big or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to protect your health, property or possessions 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 most likely costs of any cockroach treatment should it be necessary.
Why Are Cockroaches a Serious Problem?
When you understand how cockroaches operate, you quickly become aware why you need to eliminate them straight away. Cockroaches foul their environment with faeces or castings and with regurgitated food items, and they move indiscriminately from their foul matter 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 distinctive ‘musky, oily’ smell and even the air in infested premises may contain fragments of their excrement. The opportunity for the escalate of pathogens such as salmonella and other diseases is obvious and it’s not a surprise that their presence causes great distress. We will not 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 perhaps most disgusting) 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 seeing them in the day the infestation may be quite severe. They tend to prefer damp, dark places ordinarily so are often discovered under fridges, in drains, near pipes and in sewers.
Indications 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 daytime– usually a sign that the infestation is well established
Before any work to remove cockroaches is carried out, 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 assisting prepare the required approach. The pest controller will then seek 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 combination 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 essential.
If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to cockroaches problems anywhere in a town or village in the South East – speak to us.