Cockroach Pest Control

There are 2 main species you would be most likely to encounter in the uk, most common would be German (Blatella germanica) followed by the Oriental (Blatella orientalis) more rarely you may come across another 2 species Brown banded (Supella longipalpa) or American coackroaches (Periplaneta Americana).

Cockroaches breed quickly as many eggs are laid in egg cases (Ootheca) It is important to act quickly to gain control.

How to Identify Cockroaches

• Long antennae
• Miniature mouse-like droppings
• Living near moist warm areas
• some species fly
• Visible at night in the dark

Possible Treatments

• Cleaning
• Residual insecticide
• Dust
• ULV/ Fogging
• Gel baits
• Non-toxic options
• Monitoring/trapping

Useful Tip / Interesting Fact

Cockroaches can be cannibals and can also consume each other’s excrement, In extreme cases, roaches will feed off of people
A roach can live a week without its head and dies due to lack of water

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