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Friday, 8 November 2019

Cockroach Problem?

Cockroach Problem?


Cockroaches can be a real problem if they are left to their own devices. The chances of actually seeing cockroaches is small. This is because they are typically nocturnal pests and they can move pretty quickly. You are more likely to see signs of an infestation. Such signs can include;

·      Shed skins
·      Droppings
·      An unpleasant smell

The German Cockroach is a typical species we would expect to see in the UK. They are brown and dark brown in colouring, with 6 legs and long antennae. Cockroaches can be found everywhere. They are extremely resilient pests and can live off very little water. Cockroaches eat just about anything, including each other if necessary. They are able to travel some distance to a food source from a preferred nesting site, so they are not always easy to locate. 


Helpful tips on how to get rid of cockroaches

They enjoy warm and wet locations, so the kitchen and bathrooms are the perfect places for these pests to set up camp in your home.
  • Keep surfaces and the floor clean and tidy, removing any food sources from the sides
  • Clean up any spillages
  • Store food in airtight containers
  • Remove any leftover pet food and water over night
  • Empty your bins regularly
  • Remove any standing water in buckets or sinks
  • Clean sinks, drains and pipes regularly
  • Repair any damaged pipes and check them regularly
  • If you find any cracks or other potential entrances, seal these quickly

If you think you might have a problem with cockroaches, please contact us today. We will complete a survey and make sure we leave your home pest free!