Seeing cockroaches or their signs in your home or business can be stressful

Seeing cockroaches or their signs in your home or business can be worrying and stressful. Cockroaches carry diseases including Salmonella, Gastro enteritis and Dysentery, asthma and eczema can also be caused from cockroach droppings.

Cockroaches are resilient pests and breed rapidly only needing minuscule amounts of food and water to survive and thrive on, which means high hygiene levels and using a professional treatment is necessary to control any sized infestation.

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    Cockroach Pest Control

    How to get rid of cockroaches

    The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is to use a pest control professional treatment which will provide you with a long term solution and your pest controller will be able to give advice and help on reducing the chances of cockroaches re infesting. Eraserpest strongly recommend not to try to use DIY pest control products to treat cockroach infestations as they can sometimes disperse the infestation into other areas of your home or business.

    Our cockroach treatment follows a 4-step programme:

    1. Carry out a professional survey to work out what cockroach species you have and the level of infestation.
    2. Advise you on any good housekeeping measures and prevention methods.
    3. Use as many visits and necessary with the most effective treatments to control the cockroaches.
    4. Monitor by keeping in contact with you and or further inspections to ensure the cockroach infestation does not come back.

    If you are wanting to know how to get rid of cockroaches from your home or business, then the answer is making sure you give Eraserpest a call who will be more than happy to advise you through the process. We provide cockroach treatments in houses and the businesses sector.

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    Helpful information on Cockroaches

    Signs of Cockroaches

    You are more likely to see signs of a cockroach infestation than the pest itself, cockroaches are usually hidden away in cracks and crevices through the day, coming out to feed at night where they feel safer.

    The common signs that you have a cockroach problem are an unusual and unpleasant smell many describe as sweet or almond like which taints items the cockroaches move over, shed skins which are usually near where they are sheltering and smear marks down walls or along the edges of floors where the cockroaches are travel along.

    If you have seen signs or even suspect you have a cockroach problem be sure to give Eraserpest a call who will be happy to give advice and book you in a survey and treatment as soon as possible.

    Main species of cockroaches in the UK

    There are over 3000 known species of cockroach in the world the main 4 species commonly found in the uk are:

    German cockroach (Blattella germanica)

    The adults are 10-15mm long and they are a brown-yellowish colour with two longitude marks on the pronotum, both males and females have well developed wings and they can easily climb rough or polished surfaces.

    Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)

    The adults are 20-25mm long and are dark brown almost black, the male’s wings cover two thirds of the abdomen whereas they females are almost unnoticeable. The oriental cockroach can climb rough but not smooth surfaces.

    American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)

    The adults are 30-50 mm long and are more or a red brown colour with a yellow border around the pronotum, the last segment of cerci is twice as long as it is wide.

    Brown Banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa)

    The adults are 1-15 mm long and have yellow brown stripes across their abdomen, these are much easier to see on nymphs as their lack of wings does not obscure them.

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