Cockroaches Pest Control
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Cockroaches are a high risk pest to have in the home.
They carry a range of serious illnesses including salmonella, dysentery, gastro-enteritis and typhoid.
The risks of contracting an illness are particularly high in homes with more susceptible people such as children, the elderly or those fighting existing illnesses.
Droppings from cockroaches have been linked with increases in eczema and asthma.
Beyond the health risks, cockroaches are a distasteful pest to have in the home. Not only are they disturbing by sight, but cockroaches produce an obnoxious odour that taints food and any objects they come into contact with.
Cockroaches can breed rapidly and are highly resilient. A quick response is essential to ensure a cockroach infestation does not become established or spread to neighbouring properties.
Cockroaches – signs to look for:
- Live insects – cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day. You will most likely see them when turning on the light in the kitchen at night
- Egg cases (oothecae) and cast skins – cockroaches shed their skin 5-8 times as they mature
- Cockroach droppings – cockroaches leave a dust of black/dark brown droppings that are cylindrical & less than 2mm wide if water is scarce. They are found on horizontal surfaces & wall-floor junctions where cockroaches run
- Smear marks – cockroaches produce these marks instead of droppings if water is readily available, they are brown in colour and irregular in shape
- Odour – established cockroach infestations produce an unpleasant, musty smell & this is most noticeable close to the harbourage
- Damage – cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat almost anything, food stuffs, organic goods including leather, books, paper, clothing and animal matter (such as hamster or rabbit droppings – as well as their food). They will also consume packaging, plastics etc…
Preventing Cockroaches in the Home
Sealing entry points can help prevent cockroaches from entering the home. Key areas of risk are gaps under doors or around pipes to the exterior, or neighbouring properties.
Also seal gaps where cockroaches can harbour – cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day in cracks and crevices in the walls, around skirting boards, under bathroom and kitchen sink cabinets, behind washers & dryers, under or behind other major appliances such as fridges and freezers or behind electrical sockets.
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