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Cockroaches are one of our top most common pests in the uk. Cockroaches are attracted by food, moisture and shelter. Therefore homes and businesses are ideal breeding grounds for certain species of cockroach. If these insects have enough food, water and warmth, their nesting sites can remain active throughout the year.
There are some simple measures you can take, from keeping windows and doors shut, sealing holes around pipework, to maintaining high standards of cleaning which will help to deter cockroaches, and other crawling insects. Although you can try to lower the risks of a cockroach infestation by limiting the food accessible to them or Do-It-Yourself products, this does not guarantee 100% removal.
Cockroaches are amazing scavengers, and within an urban environment these insects will rely heavily on food debris left by people. A cockroach’s diet consists mainly of sugar, carbohydrates and protein. The best way to reduce the risk of cockroaches within your home or business is to remove any opportunity for them to access food sources.
Be aware that cockroaches are known to consume many other items that you would not consider to be ‘food’ such as paper, glue, grease, fabrics, pet droppings (such as hamsters and rabbits) and even turn to cannibalism if food sources become limited. The simplest advice to deter roaches is sanitation – keep things very clean and tidy.
Eliminate Food Sources -
Clean - With most forms of pest prevention the best way to reduce the risk of an infestation is to keep kitchen, food handling and storage areas clean and tidy.
Declutter - Cockroaches use a pheromone in their droppings as a signal to others they have found a safe place to hide and nest. Therefore removing any clutter such as newspapers, magazines, packaging and cardboard will prevent droppings accumulating within one area. Also removing excess clutter with help minimise the places where cockroaches can hide.
Maintenance Prevention - General building maintenance will help deny cockroaches’ routes to gain access to your property.
Once an infestation has been established, cockroaches can spread quickly to other rooms and neighbouring properties. At Rentokil, our British Pest Control Association (BPCA) certified technicians are trained and qualified to provide customised, targeted treatments to guarantee complete control of a cockroach problem and help to prevent a re-infestation using their expertise and technical experience to provide practical advice.