Cockroach Extermination

Residential & Commercial Cockroach Control

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Cockroaches are a common pest throughout the Western world. Although their numbers in the UK are thought to be lower than other areas to which cockroaches are native, their presence as a pest is significant. Cockroaches are known to infest both commercial and residential properties, attracted by food sources, and enclosed spaces in which they can shelter.

There are three primary species of cockroach in the UK. These are the German Cockroach, the American Cockroach, and the Oriental Cockroach.

The German cockroach is perhaps the most recognisable cockroach species in the UK. It is brown to dark brown in colour, often with a lighter stripe down the back. German cockroaches tend to be oval in shake, and measure between 12 and 15mm on average. The American cockroach is reddish-brown in colour, and larger, whilst the Oriental cockroach is dark brown, and measures in at 30mm.

Cockroaches generally prefer an indoor habitat (though the oriental cockroach can survive outdoors), and are commonly found in kitchens, basements, vents, and in a variety of commercial properties.

A cockroach infestation can quickly get out of hand. For this reason, it is important to deal with the issue as soon as the first signs are spotted. The best way to do this is contacting a professional in pest control, who will evaluate the issue, create a suitable plan, and implement it safely and effectively.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches are hearty pests that can be found successfully living in urban, suburban, and rural environments. Cockroaches are prolific breeders and can become a major problem in both homes and businesses. These common invaders have flattened, oval-shaped bodies and six legs covered in spines. Their long antennae are usually the same length as their bodies.

Identifying a Cockroach Problem

Cockroaches can be elusive, and are commonly most active at night, making them difficult to see. Luckily, there are multiple signs of a cockroach infestation indoors besides cockroach sightings. The most common are;

  • An unusual, lingering smell. Cockroaches produce a pungent, musty odour, which lingers around high-traffic areas. This is often noted as smelling oily. The longer cockroaches are present in an area, the stronger this smell will be. Cockroaches use this scent to attract other cockroaches, and to communicate the location of food sources.
  • Brown or black cylindrical droppings, around 2mm in length (though the size of the faeces is directly related to the size of the cockroach). These droppings tend to be left around food sources and nesting sites, but are often found throughout a property.
  • Smear marks along areas of high traffic. If the cockroaches in an area are suitably hydrated, they are able to leave dark smear marks along the areas which they travel most frequently. These marks can most commonly be found on horizontal surfaces, and along wall-floor junctions.
  • Shed skins or ‘shells’ Cockroaches shed their exoskeleton between five and eight times as they mature. These ‘shells’ are discarded, and are usually found in areas used by cockroaches for shelter.

If any of these signs are seem familiar, it is important to combat the issue as soon as possible in order to prevent further infestation. East Anglian pest control are specialists in cockroach and crawling insect control, and able to devise specialised solutions for a wide variety of properties and infestation issues. Get in contact now to arrange a consultation.

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Our BPCA and TEC certified technicians have years of experience in devising and employing effective cockroach and crawling insect control treatments.

East Anglia Pest Control will offer an initial consultation and inspection of the affected property, before proceeding with a solution tailored to your requirements. In the case of cockroaches in particular, these solutions often include the use of professional grade insecticides (which may be in spray form), or bait. Preventative measures may also be employed to ensure cockroaches do not return to the property following treatment. This may include implementing stricter storage methods, or removing attractors from the property. In addition to this, potential entry points may be sealed. All of these measures will adhere strictly to health and safety regulation.

A professional service is often the most effective, and safe way in which to deal with a cockroach infestation, and the sooner the issue is dealt with, the better. Don’t hesitate – get in contact with us today.

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If you require any of the above domestic and commercial pest control services and are located within the Suffolk and East Anglia areas then please do not hesitate to contact us as one of our professional pest control technicians will be more than happy to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do cockroaches live in the UK?

Cockroaches are thought to be less common in the UK than in other western countries, however, they are still a common pest. There are three main species of cockroach native to the UK, including the yellowish-brown German cockroach (often identified by the stripes present on its back), the red-brown American cockroach and the large, dark brown Oriental cockroach, which grows up to 30mm in length. Cockroaches prefer an indoor habitat, and are commonly found in kitchens, basements, vents, and in a variety of commercial properties.

What are the signs of a cockroach infestation?

There are multiple signs of a cockroach infestation indoors besides cockroach sightings. The most common are;

An unusual, lingering smell. Cockroaches produce a pungent, musty odour, which lingers around high-traffic areas. This is often noted as smelling oily. The longer cockroaches are present in an area, the stronger this smell will be. Cockroaches use this scent to attract other cockroaches, and to communicate the location of food sources.

Brown or black cylindrical droppings, around 2mm in length (though the size of the faeces is directly related to the size of the cockroach). These droppings tend to be left around food sources and nesting sites, but are often found throughout a property.

Smear marks along areas of high traffic. If the cockroaches in an area are suitably hydrated, they are able to leave dark smear marks along the areas which they travel most frequently. These marks can most commonly be found on horizontal surfaces, and along wall-floor junctions.

Shed skins or ‘shells’ Cockroaches shed their exoskeleton between five and eight times as they mature. These ‘shells’ are discarded, and are usually found in areas used by cockroaches for shelter.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Removing food sources such as rubbish or leftovers from an infested property can assist in the removal of cockroaches to some degree – but is more of a preventative measure. In order to ensure these pests do not return, the use of insecticide is commonly required. This can be completed by the property owner; however, the best possible option is to contact a pest control professional. They will be able to assess the situation, and implement a solution best suited to the property and individual infestation.

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