19 Feb Cockroach Pest Control
German (Blatella germanica), Oriental (Blatta orientalis) and American (Periplaneta americana) are the most commonly found species in the UK and can carry disease-causing organisms such as Salmonella and E.Coli.
How infestations occur
Cockroaches search for warm, humid areas, and for a source of food. They enter into property amongst infested items, or they spread from neighbouring properties. Once they have found a suitable place to live cockroaches release a hormone that attracts other cockroaches. The hormone can persist following treatment; re-infestation is a common problem, especially where recommended housekeeping practices are not followed.
Cockroach Pest Control procedure
Initial treatment visit includes:
• Assessment of activity levels and inspection for sources of infestation to provide site-specific treatment.
• Recommendation of housekeeping and food storage advice which will help prevent future outbreaks.
• Application of appropriate insecticide to remove the current infestation. During the procedure and for up to three hours afterwards, the premises need to be vacated to allow for the pesticide to dry
• Monitoring in and around the infested area to determine the extent and source of the infestation.
A further application of insecticide takes place a month later; This allows time for the next generation of cockroaches to emerge from any eggs that were laid before the treatment and for the recommended housekeeping and food storage advice to be implemented. After the treatment surfaces should not be scrubbed to avoid washing away the insecticide.
An assessment visit will be carried out a month later to ensure eradication. Oriental cockroaches are harder to remove than other species as the egg cases can survive longer, a subsequent visit is often required if these species are found to be present.
MICROBEE Environmental Cockroach Pest Control
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. Our pesticides remain active for two weeks after application. Mopping or vacuuming treated surfaces should be avoided during this time, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the cockroach treatment.
Insecticide Dust And Gels
In some areas, (where the sprays are not appropriate), insecticide gels are applied. Gel baits cover smaller areas and are therefore less effective than the residual spray.
Housekeeping And Storage
We will advise on making your premises unattractive to Cockroaches, how to remove their source of food and their 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 ensure that food waste is kept in a bin with a sturdy lid.
If you have any questions or suspect you have a cockroach infestation and would like a no-obligation quote call our Cockroach Pest Control team on 020 8540 9968 or contact us via the website.