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Monday, 6 December 2021

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Although it may be strange to think about cockroaches at this time of year but like us, they hate the cold. They would much rather be tucked up nice and warm in your home. They are typically found where there is water and humidity. The bathroom or kitchen are prime locations. 

Cockroaches can go many weeks without food, but can only survive a few days without water. They are not fussy eaters either, they will even eat each other if food is scarce. 

They are nocturnal so you will be very unlikely to see them during the day. They hide in dark spaces so it is always good practice to check behind sinks, toilets, bath panels, washing machines, dishwashers and fridges. 

No only are cockroaches unsightly, but they are also carriers of bacteria and diseases. They are a threat to public health if found in eating establishments. Which is why it is so important for cleanliness in restaurants and pubs and of course your home. 

Signs of these night creatures can sometimes be hard to see as you are unlikely to be able to catch a glimpse of them. So things like shed casings are a sure sign. Droppings as well are a sign. An infestation of cockroaches usually emits a strong odour too. Damage to items like bathmats, plastic, discarded boxes are also signs of an infestation. 

There are some things you can do to make sure your home is not inviting to cockroaches. Make sure you do not leave any standing water or liquids for long periods of time. Keeping all food in airtight containers and in cupboards that are higher up. Try not to leave pet food out over night, and clean out containers containing liquid before putting them in your recycling bin. Keeping on top of cleaning as that is the best deterrent. 

Remember, these kind of infestations can be difficult to deal with without the help of a professional pest controller. Cockroaches are particularly hardy pests and can be really difficult to get rid of. Give us a call today, and SOS Pest Control will get you sorted. 
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