Cockroaches: Information and advice

How to identify them 

Cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip-like antennae, flat oval bodies and rapid, jerky walk. The most common species in Britain is the adult German cockroach which is a light yellowy/brown colour and 10 to 15mm long. The oriental cockroach is dark brown/black and is 20 to 24mm long. Juvenile stages of cockroach look exactly like adults, just smaller. 

Cockroaches will eat almost anything so the best way to prevent an infestation is to keep your property clean and tidy, paying particular attention to sinks and sink areas. It also important to seal any gaps in doors, windows and utility pipes. 

Pest Control Cockroach

How are they treated? 

Residential

For the treatment of cockroaches you will need to provide an insect sample and carry out all the required preparation work. We use an appropriate professional use insecticide and carry out a thorough application paying attention to cracks and crevices.

Commercial

Contact the pest control team for more information about treating commercial infestations

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