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Cockroaches are recognised by their long antennaes, oval shaped bodies and rapid walk.
There are two main types in the UK, the German cockroach and the Oriental cockroach.
What happens at your appointment
On our first visit, the pest control officer will do some routine checks of the premise to identify where the cockroaches are and how they will be treated.
After this, the officer will lay a powder, gel or sticky trap depending on the infestation. They will then give you some advice on how to prevent the problem, which may include making repairs.
Finally, they will then arrange a follow-up appointment for the next week so they can check the poisons and whether they have solved the pest problem.
The pest control officer may need to visit several times after your initial appointment to make sure the pests are gone. If they still haven't gone, you may need to book and pay for additional treatment.
We don't recommend that you use DIY treatment as it can be dangerous to the environment, yourself, children and pets.
How to prevent a cockroach problem
The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to deny them of food, water and shelter.
- Store dry foods in sealed containers
- Rinse cans and bottles before putting them in recycling bins
- Clear all spillages
- Remove pet food and litter trays before bed
- Varnish or paint wood shelves to seal them
- Seal cracks or gaps in walls
- Leave liquids in sinks or buckets
- Leave food sitting out
- Let rubbish build up
- Use DIY treatments
Why cockroaches are a problem
When cockroaches forage for food and water, they often contaminate food - as well utensils and preparation surfaces.
Not only do they leave a horrible smell, but the diseases they spread can cause food poisoning.
For businesses, mice problems can harm reputation and can lead to investigation or closure if the proper procedures are not in place to ensure premises are pest free.