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Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. Cockroaches are known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis, exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.
Cockroaches are very tough insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential to control any infestation. Only expert products and solutions are powerful enough to eliminate all stages of their lifecycle.
Check for common signs - droppings and shed skin to see if you have a cockroach problem
Cockroaches carry with them a number of diseases that can be potentially quite serious to humans.
Cockroaches in your place of business can ruin your reputation and they are notoriously considered a sign of an unclean space. However, there are other concerns that make cockroaches pests that must be dealt with by professionals.
Cockroaches can bring about illnesses such as:
Yes, whilst a single cockroach may not produce a strong odour, a cockroach infestation will definitely provide you with a heavy scent that is distinguishable. The smell can be described as musty, sweet and sometimes like almond and this can taint food and surfaces they come in contact with.s.
If you have noticed an unpleasant, lingering odour under sinks, behind appliances or in store cupboards, it’s time to check for signs of cockroaches.
Cockroaches have been found as fossils and encased in amber dating back millions of years. Experts estimate that cockroaches are between 350 - 400 million years old.
They are highly resilient and can breed rapidly. A quick response at the very first sign of an infestation is essential to control cockroaches in your property and to stop the spread of this pest to your neighbours.
Once an infestation is established, cockroaches can spread quickly to neighbouring properties. This makes prompt action at the first signs of activity critical to enable fast and effective control.
At Rentokil, our British Pest Control Association (BPCA) certified technicians are able to provide customised, targeted treatments to guarantee complete control of your cockroach problem and help to prevent a re-infestation.
If you are unsure on how to remove cockroaches or preventing them from returning, the pest specialist technicians are highly trained at Rentokil can provide you with peace of mind to solve your pest problem.
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Although there are over 3000 different species of roaches around the planet, the ones that are most common in the U.K:
Rentokil have a range of Do-It-Yourself products to combat smaller cockroach infestations. However once an infestation is established, this will require a professional pest exterminator to ensure that the problem is eliminated. In many cases, a thorough disinfection of the infested room or building is required, to quickly reduce the disease-causing organisms left after a heavy infestation.
Signs of a cockroach problem can be identified by physical evidence such as:
See our main page on signs of a cockroach infestation for more details.
Some species of cockroach prefer warmer, damp areas while others prefer cooler conditions. These are the areas in a building where they are found:
See our page on signs of cockroach infestation for more details.
There are several species found in the U.K:
German cockroach, American cockroach, Oriental cockroach and brown banded cockroach.
Yes some species are better at flying than others. Eastern and German cockroaches cannot fly.
There are various products sold in DIY stores. However professional treatments are often the most effective way to get rid of cockroaches in your home or business.
For a small infestation you can try the DIY Rentokil products that you can purchase over the counter. For intense infestations, more specialised products are required to target the places where cockroaches hide, breed and live and can only be applied by certified pest contractors.
As a professional pest control company Rentokil offers a full range of effective insecticides and effective protection products against cockroach infestation.
Cockroaches are omnivorous, they eat everything that is edible. They do not attack people who are awake but can bite while sleeping. However only large species can pierce human skin.
Cockroaches are closely associated with the human environment and have become pests worldwide. They are attracted to buildings where there is food, moisture and, in colder climates, warmth. They feed on a wide range of human foods and also organic materials such as cardboard, glue, faeces, dead animals and fellow cockroaches. They can pick up diseases from the filth in their surroundings and readily transmit them onto food and surfaces.