Cockroaches can be a problem in both the domestic and commercial kitchen.
- oval-shaped body
- six legs
- long antennae
- flat and low-lying body
Description: light brown and are 11-16 mm long when fully grown.
Habitat: The German cockroach is a good climber and can walk up glazed tiles therefore can be found almost anywhere in a property.
Eggs: The German cockroach carries the ootheca almost until hatching point (approx.. 1 month) when up to 40 mini offspring emerge.
Description: darker brown, larger than its cousin at 17-32mm long.
Habitat: found in cooler damp areas like basements and cellars.not a good climber and is normally found near floor level.
Eggs: holds around 16 eggs and hatches between 2-3 months.
Harmful Health Effects
Because cockroaches eat a wide range of food, including rotting garbage, it is believed that they spread a number of diseases to humans including salmonella and gastroenteritis.
It is also common to be allergic to cockroaches.
Cockroach treatment in both commercial and residential properties has become simpler with the general use of specific cockroach baits. The benefits include a discrete treatment regime and cascade effect of cockroaches being poisoned themselves after eating dead or dying specimens.
The key to treatment is to find the source of the infestation. This can determine the type, source and extent of the infestation. We then use this information to select the correct registered pesticides to control the cockroaches.
For all your cockroach problems:
Call us on 0800 533 5121 (freephone) or
Northampton 01604 529333 Wellingborough 01933 808010
or text us on 07544 887827