A thorough and planned approach is essential when treating cockroaches. Through surveying and monitoring is required and all harbourages will need to be treated.
The cockroach is an insect of the order Dictyoptera. There are several types of cockroaches in the UK although the German Cockroach (Blattella germanica) and the slightly larger Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis) are more previlent.
Signs you may have Cockroaches
As cockroaches are usually inactive during the day and they tend to hide in the vicinity of taps, sinks and drains or a ready water source. Signs that may indicate a cockroach infestation include:
- a sighting of a cockroach in the day
- the presence of small, dark brown, oval shaped egg casings from recently hatched cockroaches.
- specks of faecal matter and regurgitated food.
- a strong, very oily odour which cockroaches give off and becomes extremely pungent when large numbers are present.
How to get rid of cockroaches
If you have seen signs of cockroaches as described above then we recommend you take action quickly and speak to a professional. You can speak to your local NBC team of expert pest control technicians for advice or to arrange a risk assessment to understand the extent of the infestation.
Call 0333 567 2020 for a discreet and responsive treatment to ensure compliance and protect your business reputation.