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Cockroaches are known to carry many forms of disease including typhoid, dysentery and gastroenteritis.  Many food poisoning outbreaks in public buildings have been linked back to cockroach infestation.


Treatment can be complex but in most cases insecticidal control is effective, be it as a surface spray, space spray or bait.  We will provide a tailored control plan including recommendations for ongoing monitoring and pest surveillance.





The German Cockroach (Blattela germanica) and the Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis) are the two most common types of cockroach found in the UK.  The Oriental is dark brown and 20-24mm in length where as the German tends to be a yellowish-brown with adults being 10-15mm long.  Both species are nocturnal and spend their days hiding in cracks and crevices.


The German Cockroach generally prefers warm, humid environments such as centrally heated buildings whereas the Oriental Cockroach is found in cooler, less humid places such as basements and drains.


Cockroaches have a characteristic odour which is produced by their faeces and salivary/abdominal gland secretions.  These secretions and droppings are the primary sources of contamination and therefore disease.


They are omnivorous and can feed on various substances from human hair to wallpaper, human faeces, animal droppings, leather and of course food for human consumption.  Hygiene management is paramount in the control of cockroaches.



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