Pest Control in London & Essex

Safeguarding Homes and Businesses from Pests

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Cockroach Control


Public Awareness

There are two types of cockroaches commonly found infesting a premises in the UK and these are the Oriental Cockroach (Blatta Orientalis) and the German Cockroach (Blattella Germanica). Both are loathed due their association with thriving within unsanitary environments and can cause serious problems (particularly in the foo/catering and health sectors where hygiene is mandatory and a high priority). They are know to be carriers of diseases such as salmonella, typhoid and dysentery and the most common infested area within a premises is usually the kitchen as it offers a multitude of resources (mainly being Water, Food, Warmth and Shelter) a cockroach needs to thrive..
They are extremely cryptic insects and manage to utilise gaps and crevices throughout a premises that occupants are not aware existed and although cockroaches do not physically harm, a premises can rapidly become overran by an infestation causing contamination and spread of disease which is why professionals like ourselves should be contacted as soon as signs or even suspicion becomes apparent.

Steel Guard Pest Control are experts in Property Inspection, Cockroach Control, Pesticide Treatments, Prevention Methods & Techniques whilst providing knowledgeable advise with recommendations to prevent a reoccurring infestation. We aim to effectively resolve infestations as swiftly and efficiently as possible (which can depend on the circumstances of an infestation).

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Personal Preventative Measures

How to get rid of Cockroaches!

The prevention of a cockroach infestation is not as difficult as you may presume though it would depend on self preventative measures being conducted, whether the infestation has become uncontrollable and whether sanitary standards are upheld within your environment. Due to their size and ability to reside in crevices of almost any object and area, they may only be seen if they are seeking food or if an infestation is out of control. That being said, there still are a number of preventative measures that can be carried out by occupants to prevent or reduce their activity if not get rid of them before or whilst a cockroach treatment is in progress which are listed below:
  • Ensure Hygiene is Upheld in your premises (particularly within a kitchen environment) regularly cleaning all surfaces,
  • Ensure the complete Restriction of Food and Water Sources keeping all foods sealed in containers and keeping tap valves fully closed preventing drips whilst checking accessible pipes for leaks / small puddles,
  • Ensure Cracks, Crevices and Holes are blocked up (particularly in basements, cellars and kitchens) around piping, tiles and floor corners as these may be used for ingress or residing,
  • Regularly Check Behind Appliances or Areas of Warmth (or anywhere cockroaches may thrive - boiler cupboards, microwaves, ect) for physical sightings.
  • When discarding Food Waste, place in a stand alone kitchen bin with a secure lid and avoiding temporarily leaving bin bags unsecured in the premises as this may induce activity (remove bags containing waste immediately once full).

And last but not least, the best course of action to take would be to contact Steel Guard Pest Control for a survey and preventative programme to be carried out!

Facts of a Cockroach Life