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Pest control – cockroaches

This page tells you how to identify cockroaches before you book a treatment.
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Where cockroaches live

Cockroaches are common in homes and workplaces. Cockroaches are particularly common where food is produced or handled.

How cockroaches enter properites

They can arrive in incoming laundry, crates and packaging.

What cockroaches eat

Cockroaches can spread disease. They eat almost anything and can contaminate food.

What to look for

  • Cockroaches usually have two pairs of large wings and long antennae.

  • Adults are two to three centimetres long and are usually brown in colour.

  • Cockroaches are good climbers but have difficulty covering smooth vertical surfaces.

  • Cockroaches come out at night.

  • During the day they hide near sinks, drains, cookers, cupboards and similar areas.

  • They particularly like buildings with service ducts and complex plumbing installations.

Before you book

Please inspect the entire area affected, including adjoining premises and hard-to-reach places. Look out for droppings, cast skins and egg cases.

Advice if you have cockroaches

  • Make it harder for cockroaches to find food and water.
  • Make it harder for cockroaches to find hiding places.
  • Reduce debris make it easy to clean affected areas.

  • Inspect large materials coming into your property.

  • Improve ventilation in affected areas.

Cost of treatment

£156 (£78 concessions) for three visits.