Many people mistakenly believe that only “dirty” people get cockroaches, but this is a myth. It’s a sobering question but did you know that every home commercial kitchen has the potential to have a cockroach problem?
Our kitchens are warm, have food and water sources and therefore offer a natural place for some pests to thrive. The most problematic kitchen pests are cockroaches, unsavoury creatures that disgust nearly everyone and unfortunately the onset of winter does not spell the end of potential cockroach infestations for the year.
Cockroaches have the ability to infest any property with extreme ease with many infestations starting when the offending pests are carried into a property on food packages or containers. They are widely acknowledged to lay their eggs on stored goods, when the consumer takes the food back to their home or business the eggs hatch and infest the areas where the food is placed.
This is the most common method of the beginning of a cockroach infestation and we advise all of our customers to contact us as soon as they suspect that cockroaches are active in their property because if you find one, their friends will not be far away.
What To Look For?
Cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip like antennae, flat oval bodies and rapid, jerky gait, the adult German cockroach is 10 to 15mm long. The adult Oriental cockroach is 20 to 24mm long.
They are rarely able to survive out of doors in the British climate, but thrive around the heating ducts and boiler rooms of large centrally heated buildings e.g. hospital, bakeries, hotels and restaurants.
They often cluster around pipes, stoves and sinks, especially in humid areas.
Say Goodbye To Cockroaches
As with all pests, prevention is far more effective than cure and this is no different with combating the threat of cockroaches. Cockroaches often enter properties hidden inside packaging, second hand furniture or appliances. Ensure any package that could be prone to visitors is thoroughly checked before allowing them into your home or work space is an effective first step in pest control.
Another way to check for cockroaches is to look into food stores and preparation rooms when it’s dark. This is when the pests will be active, so they are easier to spot. Keeping these areas clean and keeping food in sealed containers will reduce the risk of an infestation.
If you have the slightest concern about a possible cockroach infestation, it is crucial that you call in the experts straight away. They breed very quickly, which is why they can prove to be difficult to control once they are a firm foothold in a property. Various insecticides are available, but if you are dealing with a large number, it is always advisable to leave it to the professionals.
Contact Us Today
If you suspect you have a any type of pest control problem or would like to take steps to ensure that you do not have a pest control problem, please call us on the following number for more advice 01992 763776.