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Cockroach Pest Control

Cockroaches, known in 3 common species: Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis). German cockroach (Blattella germanica), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) are pest insects infecting homes, restaurants, commercial and industrial premises. This pest is often introduced into buildings through the transportation of goods and equipment.

Cockroaches are known to carry a large number of diseases, dangerous to man, and if left untreated by a professional pest control technician, have the potential to reach epidemic proportions in a very short time span.

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Cockroaches don’t have a pupal (maggot) stage and after the egg (ootheca) hatches, which can be anything from four weeks to two months depending of the variety of cockroach, the young cockroaches known as nymphs appear in alarming numbers (anything between 16 and 28 nymphs for the Oriental and American cockroach, and an incredible 35-40 nymphs per ootheca per German cockroach. Under optimum conditions cockroaches can produce two million offspring in one year, and fossil remains have been found dating back over 200 million years which makes this pest insect a true survivor.

  • Unusual smell An established cockroach infestation produces a lingering and unpleasant odour that taints items they contact.
  • Cockroach droppings If little water is available cockroaches will produce brown/black cylindrical droppings, approx. 2mm long.

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Types of Cockroaches

American cockroaches
(Periplaneta Americana)

Also known as the ‘Palmetto bug’ because they live on trees, the American cockroach prefers dark, humid and undisturbed areas and can be found in basements, kitchens and bathrooms of homes.

German cockroaches
(Blatella germanica)

Most commonly found indoors, German cockroaches prefer wet, humid conditions and are typically found within the home in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Oriental cockroaches 
(Blatta orientalis)

Highly adapted for surviving in the natural environment, Oriental cockroaches thrive in cool, damp areas such as basements, drains and openings beneath porches.

Prevention of Cockroaches in your house.

How can you stop a Cockroaches infestation spreading through your home or business?

Helpful Tips

  • Clear up food and liquid spills as quick as you can
  • Sweep up any food crumbs or debris
  • Store your food in sealed containers
  • Block of any entry points such a cracks in walls and gaps in doors
  • If you have any pets clear up their food immediately

Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!

Have you got a Cockroach Infestation? Contact a Prokill expert online or call us on 0800 328 9354

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