365 Pest Control Services Pest Services

365 Pest Control Customer ?

Become a member and save
on your bills
Get a free account now

365 Pest Control Services Areas Covered

  • England
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • North Ireland
  • Scotland


How to get rid of cockroaches

Cockroaches are rather large insects with an average size of a thumbnail that can reach the 9 cm in some species. They are omnivorous, which means that they can eat anything, including faecal matter or even each other when there is no other food available. Cockroaches can stay alive for three months without food and can survive on limited resources. Research has shown that they can survive without air for 45 minutes and underwater for half an hour and it is said that they are amongst the few species that can survive a nuclear war. For that reason getting rid of cockroaches should be left in the hands of roach exterminators.

They emit pheromones and leave chemical trails, so that the others can discover where they are hidden and where to find food or water. They can adapt in various environments, but they prefer warm conditions. This is why cockroaches are mostly found indoors and especially in heated buildings, such as blocks of flats, hotels, hospitals and commercial buildings associated with food. They tend to prefer the laundries and kitchens of the houses, since it is warmer and steamy there. So, in order to get rid of cockroaches, roach exterminators spray insecticide on these areas.

Cockroaches passively transport microbes and can transmit diseases to human, the most common of which are dysentery, typhoid, gastroenteritis and poliomyelitis. Their faeces can cause allergic reactions, especially to asthmatics, if ingested or inhaled.

They are nocturnal and during the day, they are usually hidden in sinks, drains, cookers, behind the cupboards or service ducts. This makes it hard to detect them on the daylight. You may spot cockroaches if you turn on the lights suddenly during the night. Good hygiene makes it easier to spot them, since they leave their hideout in request for food.

Cockroaches are best dealt with by experts, so the best you have to do to get rid of roaches is contact 365 Pest Control Services for immediate assistance.