Cockroaches – Blatella germanica and Blatta orientalis
There are many different kinds of cockroach and they belong to a group of insects which have remained little changed for 200 million years. The most common types that occur in the UK are the Common cockroach (Blatta Orientalis) and the German cockroach (Blatella germanica).
Common cockroaches are a widespread pest in the UK and can infest premises for long periods before they are discovered. The adult cockroaches are usually around 20-25 mm long and are reddish-brown in colour.
Why Control Cockroaches ?
Cockroaches can seriously harm business reputations, particularly within the food industry, and create a number of problems, including :
- Contamination of food
- Spread of disease
- Damage to goods other than foods
- Loss of goodwill
Method of Control
- Infestations can be very deep-seated within buildings and need regular and thorough treatment to control them.
- This does vary depending on the type of cockroach. However, typically, we will treat all harbourages, cracks and crevices, with a suitable insecticial spray.
- We will then follow this up with a further treatment a week later
To find out more about how we can help you on a one-off job basis or with a longer term preventative Service Plan please call us on freephone 0800 0283 703. Alternatively complete our online contact form for a free survey and detailed quotation on how we can eradicate the pest.