German (Blatella germanica), Oriental (Blatta orientalis) and America n(Periplaneta americana) are the most commonly found species in the UK. Control is necessary where they infest a workplace or home as they can carry disease-causing organisms such as Salmonella and E.Coli.
How did the problem occur?
Cockroaches can be brought in amongst infested items, or spread from neighbouring properties. They search for warm humid areas, and for a source of food. Once they find a suitable place to live a hormone is released that attracts other cockroaches. The hormone can persist following treatment, make re-infestation a common problem - particularly where good housekeeping practices are not observed.
How can Microbee help?
Note: Oriental cockroaches are harder to eradicate than other species as the egg cases can survive longer; a fourth visit might be needed with this species.
What does the treatment involve?
Infested areas are sprayed with an insecticide solution that dries onto the surface. The insecticides we use are not hazardous to people or pets once they have dried. These insecticides remain active for two weeks following the spray. Please refrain from mopping or vacuuming treated surfaces during this time, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the cockroach treatment.
Insecticide dusts and gels
In some areas where the sprays are not appropriate, insecticide gels can be used. The gel baits are less effective than the residual spray because they cover a smaller areas.
Housekeeping and storage
Cockroaches came into your premises for a reason; we can advise you on how to remove their source of food and places to hide. Good general advice is not to leave food debris (crumbs, scraps, etc.) and cooking grease on floors or other surfaces, and to make sure that food waste is stored in a bin with a sturdy lid.
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