COCKROACHES

How do I know I have a problem?

If you have a cockroach problem you will not normally see dead cockroaches. Usually they are found in kitchens or rooms with boilers. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal so they are more likely to be seen at night. They prefer high temperatures, although will tolerate low temperatures (but not thrive). Due to this they are most commonly found in kitchens, laundry rooms, boiler rooms.  

Why should cockroaches be treated? 

Cockroaches are a serious health hazard, They carry and spread diseases.

 If you are a commercial premises and you have cockroaches, the Environmental Health Dept. may close you down, fine you or both. If left the numbers will increase.


Preparation prior to Treatment 

The cleaner the infested areas the better chance of success any treatment will have. All areas up and down (cockroaches can climb very well) need to be cleaned and de greased thoroughly. Contact your neighbours or any building connected to yours to see if they have a problem. Treatments of large communal type buildings will only work if the whole building is treated at the same time.

Treatment

The cockroach infestation will have to  be baited using an insecticide gel and treated with an insecticide spray. All insecticides are biodegradable, almost odourless, non tainting & do not corrode or stain. In some instances, such as heavy infestations, infestations spreading from neighbouring properties, or unclean surfaces, more than one spray or bait treatment will be needed for complete control. In some cases it may be necessary to spray or bait on a monthly basis until the infestation is eradicated, especially in shared, communal or multi-occupancy buildings. 


What do I do afterwards? 

You will not normally see dead cockroaches as they are cannibalistic which is a good thing as that helps spread the poison to the rest of the population. Try to refrain from washing down treated surfaces (for 3 weeks after spraying), as this will wash away some or all of the insecticide or bait. But you must still keep it clean, cockroaches will feed on any sort of food debris. Cockroach monitoring traps will be supplied to you to see if there are any cockroaches left or a new infestation has occurred. 

Guarantee

I can guarantee cockroach treatments but only in detached buildings, flats, terraced houses & multi occupancy buildings cannot be guaranteed as there is a high probability that cockroaches will spread from adjoining premises.