How To Identify A Cockroach Problem
Few insects cause as much concern and distress as cockroaches. As an insect, they are virtually unchanged since prehistoric times and, when they get into properties, they are often not spotted until there is an infestation. They thrive in modern properties, particularly tower blocks, which are often fed from a central boiler. One premises will get them and then they will spread quickly through all the flats.
Cockroaches can be difficult to identify to the untrained eye, as they only come out at night. During the day, they hide around door frames, hinges, clocks, in the back of televisions, and even around fridge motors.
They are most likely to be spotted when lights in a dark room are switched on. This will send them scurrying back to their hiding place. Other signs to look out for are: small dark coloured droppings or marks; cockroach-shaped skin cases; a strong musky smell and damage to belongings and food stuffs.
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches
Cockroaches can convert anything that is animal or vegetable into food. Good hygiene is the first line of defence against cockroach infestations. Properties need to be properly cleaned, particularly in food areas. Insect-proof storage is also important.
If you operate a food business, our cockroach control services can help you implement a monitoring and treatment plan to help prevent a cockroach infestation occurring.
As Cockroaches are highly resilient, and resistant to many treatments, it is essential that as soon as you suspect you have a problem you contact professional help. The difficulty in treating cockroaches can be seen in it taking up to four visits for the problem to be fully eradicated if using the spray treatment. The rates at which cockroaches can lay eggs mean a problem could quickly deteriorate further.
To help you get rid of your Cockroach problem, we at Crofters Pest Control can offer you:
- A friendly, fully-trained technician, who has the knowledge and expertise to precisely identify exactly what type of cockroaches are troubling you.
- A first visit within 24 hours of your call or enquiry, where possible.
- A treatment plan using a conventional spray (up to 4 visits).
- Advice to prevent re-occurrence
Please give us a call on 01233 714846 for a quote, or fill out our Contact Us form and a member of staff will be in touch.