Q: What does a cockroach look like?

In the UK, the most common species are the German and Oriental cockroaches. Ranging between 12-15mm and 35-40mm in length respectively, the German cockroach is light brown or tan in colour, whereas the Oriental cockroach is usually dark brown or black. Both creepy crawlies have a tough, flat oval-shaped exoskeleton which has remained almost unchanged since dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Although cockroaches have wings, they aren’t the strongest fliers and prefer to scuttle and scurry along the floors and walls.

Q: How can I tell if I have cockroaches?

As nocturnal creatures, it’s often easier to spot the signs of an infestation, rather than to catch cockroach in the act! Look out for damage not only on your food products, but on any organic good such as packaging or leather. You may also notice minuscule, black/brown droppings, and irregular smear marks, as well as an unusually unpleasant odour which lingers.

Q: How do I get rid of cockroaches?

As well as exterminating the live cockroaches, their eggs and nesting areas must also be removed to get rid of cockroaches properly. A professional pest controller will be able to identify the source of the infestation and has the appropriate equipment, expertise and specialist insecticides to eradicate an infestation safely, effectively and efficiently.

We understand that a cockroach infestation can be extremely distressing and while there are DIY treatments available, these are not a long-term solution due to their extreme resilience.

If you think you’ve got cockroaches, get in touch with us today.

Our pest controllers have the skills and expertise to get rid of your cockroach problem discreetly, quickly and safely.

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*Unlimited visits: Only applicable to residential customers. London Network for Pest Solutions will continue to visit your property until the pest problem is under control, provided that all hygiene, housekeeping and proofing recommendations that we give you are followed through. If you miss two consecutive appointments or after three months of being pest free, any further treatment will be subject to the full charge

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For more information on cockroaches, including the health risks, click here