Cockroach Pest Control in Leeds
Cockroaches are a nuisance that can quickly overwhelm your home. They often take up residence in warm and humid areas of your home, such as your bathroom, the back of your refrigerator, within walls or behind your microwave. They tend to more active at night, when they come out to feed.
Types of cockroach in the UK
There are two types of cockroaches that are found in the UK. The common cockroach (which is also known as the Oriental cockroach) is usually 20mm to 24mm long, while the German cockroach is approximately 10mm to 15mm long.
Common cockroaches – as the name suggests – are the type most frequently encountered in the UK, outnumbering German cockroach infestations by four to one. The latter reproduce far more quickly though, taking a matter of weeks compared to up to a year. However, to a certain extent it doesn’t really matter what type of cockroach you have as the treatment is the same for both.
Tell-tale signs of cockroaches in the home
Signs of cockroaches in the home include:
- Cockroach droppings that are about 2mm to 3mm long
- Skin that has been shed close to where they are living in your home
- Smear marks from where they have been walking or climbing
- An unpleasant odour
Why you need to treat a cockroach infestation
Do not squash cockroaches that you find in your home. This is because the eggs the roach may be carrying will be dispersed, thus increasing the level of infestation on your property. Not all types of cockroach carry their egg sac around; some like to lay them in dark, undisturbed areas instead.
Cockroaches are not easy to get rid of and can last without any food for up to three months and up to a month without any access to water. But taking steps to eradicate them quickly is essential as they carry diseases such as salmonella, dysentery, tapeworm and gastroenteritis.
The Pestserve approach to cockroach removal
You will need to call a professional pest control service in order to take care of the problem.
Getting rid of the cockroaches in your home will typically take more than one visit or treatment session. You will need to be vigilant about sealing off food and rubbish, as well as any packaging or pet-related debris. Why not let Pestserve take care of the hard work for you? We employ highly skilled, qualified technicians who can carry out all necessary cockroach removal procedures for your home or property. Our expertise means that you can rest easy while we take care of the issue. Call us today at 07886 249 030 for more information.