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Cockroach Control Services in The Bedford Area

If you are unlucky enough to have found cockroaches in your home or place of work then you will want to act rapidly, rest assured that Pest Professionals in Bedford can assist. We can assist to provide you with immediate guidance to help with any cockroach problem in two very easy and effective steps:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Bedford area. No coackroach extermination job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where relevant we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to protect 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 Serious Problem?

When you have knowledge of how cockroaches operate, you quickly realise why you will need to remove them quickly. Cockroaches foul their environment with faeces or castings and with regurgitated food items, and they move indiscriminately from their filth to food and back over and over. They will eat 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 fragments of their excrement. The potential for the escalate of pathogens such as salmonella and other diseases is obvious and it’s no surprise that their presence causes great distress. We will not go further (even though we could!) but the bottom line is that if you have cockroaches, you will need to remove them and you require a professional pest controller to carry out 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. Throughout the day they spend their time in harbourages, grouped all together. They are usually on the ground floor only because they are weak climbers. Their activity peaks in the hours of darkness– if you start seeing them in the day the infestation may be severe. They tend to prefer damp, dark locations generally so are often found under fridges, in drains, near pipes and in sewers.

Indications 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. Seeing them in daylight– usually a sign that the infestation is well established
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Before any work to exterminate 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 instrumental in helping prepare the required strategy. The pest controller will then seek 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 recommended, 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 swift solutions to cockroaches issues anywhere in Bedford or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.

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