Cockroaches are members of the order Blattodea. they date back as far as the Carboniferous period some 32o million years ago and can survive within many different climates from arctic to tropical.
The two most common types to be spotted within the UK are the German and Oriental Cockroaches, other species may be encountered but treatment for these would be the same.
Cockroaches have small heads and wide flat bodies, are reddish brown or dark brown. They have large compound eyes and large flexible antennae. they have an exoskeleton containing calcium carbonate which protects the internal organs. Male cockroaches are generally smaller than females, and some females do not have wings. They are mainly nocturnal as a whole and prefer high temperatures. Some species, like the German cockroach have elaborate social structures, involving common shelter and information transfer and recognition of kin.
Preparation before a treatment
We recommend before the treatment takes place that the areas to be treated be as clean as possible. Clean under and within cookers and fridges, all areas up and down need to be cleaned and de greased. If you live in a joined house or a flat we would advise contacting your neigbours to see if they are experiencing issues as well as a treatment will only be successful if all affected areas are treated at the same time.
Our technicians will use Advion Cockroach Gel Bait which contains Indoxacarb or if they believe the cockroaches should be treated with one of the followng insecticide sprays as most suitable for the property in question: Effect Microtech CS’ which contains Lambdacyhalothrin, Ficam W which contains 80% Bendiocarb w/w or K-Othrine which contains Deltamethrin. Or a powder might be used, called Ficam D. This contains an insecticide in a dust formulation @ 1% w/w Bendiocarb. All insecticides used by PEST UK are biodegradable, almost odourless, non tainting and do not corrode or stain.
For the next few weeks after baiting or spraying dead cockroaches will be seen in the property. These should be placed in an outside bin for disposal. We recommend not cleaning down any surfaces that have been treated as the insecticide or bait would be washed away. Keep the property and surfaces clean as this will help to ensure the success of the treatment and reduce the infestation. Insecticides work best on clean surfaces and any food debris will be fed on by cockroaches. This will involve keeping areas usually not seen clean, such as under fridges and at wall junctions.
We guarantee cockroach treatments but only in detached buildings that have been treated in their entirety, flats, terraced houses & multi occupancy buildings cannot be guaranteed as there is a probability that cockroaches may spread from adjoining domiciles. This may take weeks, months or years depending on circumstances.
Call 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment