Cockroach Pest Control
Professional Roach Exterminators in London & Kent
Cockroaches are the one pest that immediately comes to mind when you think of the word ‘pest’. These versatile and rapidly-reproducing insects have long been a burden to practically any type of home throughout the world.
We offer a professional cockroach pest control service in London and throughout Kent. Our multistage treatment plan offers a return service since this pest is rarely eradicated on the first treatment.
When it comes to treating cockroach infestations, there are many facts about cockroaches you need to keep in mind and some preventative measures you can take. Read on to learn more about this notorious pest and how our professional cockroach pest control service is your best option to consider.
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What Is the Best Pest Control for Cockroaches?
There are so many DIY methods that are available to provide cockroach treatment. While methods such as glue traps, bait stations, and even routine spraying from aerosol chemicals can be effective, this is not truly addressing a cockroach infestation.
Cockroach treatment needs to address as large of an area as possible. Simply waiting for what could be hundreds of roaches to get inside of various bait stations can result in failure when it comes to cockroach pest control.
Effective fogging, treatment with state-of-the-art chemicals, and even tenting as a last resort can ensure that an infestation is destroyed. Our London and Kent based pest control professionals are the only surefire way to eliminate virtually every roach and egg sac inside of your home or business.
How Long Does it Take Pest Control to Get Rid of Cockroaches?
Once you have decided to hire a specialist like Project Multi Pest, an infestation can typically be eradicated in a few weeks, sometimes even days if the colony is not too large. It all depends on how large the infestation has become and how willing you are to ensure that the roaches cannot reinfest your home, kitchen or business.
What Do Cockroaches and Their Eggs Look Like?
When it comes to cockroaches, there are many species to keep in mind. In London, the most common species that are identified as pests are German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches.
The German cockroach is by far the most difficult to control due to their small size and rapid reproduction rate. Oriental cockroaches are just as burdensome as a pest and are a frequent problem in restaurants.
The German cockroach is small, usually around 15mm long with an oval shape, and are brown to light tan in color. This species’ small size and incredible rate of reproduction make it easy to breed and easily hide in virtually any type of residence in the city.
German cockroach eggs are encased inside of a tiny dark brown and tan capsule-shaped encasement. Ridges run along with the encasement which is hollow enough to make nymphs have an easy time when it comes to breaking out of the encasement.
Oriental cockroaches are larger than the German cockroach at about 25mm in length. The Oriental variety is more robust and compact in appearance with a shiny black and red-tinted shell.
Oriental cockroach eggs look nearly identical to German cockroach encasements. German cockroaches typically produce 50 eggs per case, whereas Oriental cockroaches produce far less, with about 16 eggs per case due to this species being larger in length.
How Do You Kill a Cockroach and Their Eggs?
When it comes to killing cockroaches, we all have the same reaction: stomp them and crush them whenever we see them. This is fine, but you are not taking into account just how many cockroaches are hiding out of plain sight and how many egg casings are also gestating inside of the home.
Cockroaches will hide behind walls, underneath and behind appliances, underneath sinks and basins, in cardboard, under rugs and carpets, even in the bedroom. Dark and moist locations are preferred, which is why most infestations are found in kitchens and bathrooms.
Due to this hiding behavior, you may wonder how on Earth you can possibly attempt to wipe out a cockroach infestation. Even more so, how do you kill egg encasements?
Cockroach treatment essentially boils down to utilizing a treatment plan that is able to penetrate deep into the home to destroy the colony. There is simply no other choice due to the hiding behaviors of the insects and how quick the bugs are when they are discovered.
Unlike rodents, you are dealing with a small and quick pest that doesn’t like to be discovered and reproduces faster than you kill. Foggers, chemical treatments, tenting, and food replacement toxins are just some of the many ways that roaches and their eggs can be destroyed.
What to Do If You See a Cockroach?
Conventional wisdom holds that if you see one cockroach, there are multiple others hiding out in the home is well. Roaches are scavengers, who when the insects are not looking for waste to eat and moisture to drink, they are reproducing.
There are certain species that will live outdoors and only venture into a home when escaping the elements, but these examples are typically larger and not prone to infestations. The German and Oriental varieties are an entirely different scenario; these two species make it their mission to invade and set up shop inside of residences.
If you see these two types of cockroaches inside of your home or, any type of cockroach just ensure there isn’t an infestation, contact a pest control professional immediately. Feel free to inspect areas where roaches live and breed: underneath baseboards, underneath appliances and the insides of cupboards, and any area near a water source.
How Long Does a Cockroach Live?
When it comes to other pests, roaches can have a fairly long lifespan. The German cockroach can live upwards of 100 to 200 days with one adult female producing upwards of 300 roaches in her lifespan.
An Oriental cockroach can live upwards of 110 to 160 days with one adult female producing about 130 Oriental cockroaches in her lifespan.
Since so many eggs are produced, this ensures that a cockroach infestation will survive inside of a home until steps are taken to begin proper cockroach pest control procedures.
How Does a Cockroach Reproduce?
Cockroach reproduction is somewhat similar to what is seen with other insect pests. A male cockroach will release sperm into a female and the female will begin to produce an egg sac that is attached to her abdomen.
You may have seen a pregnant female before by noticing the brown and tan capsule attached to her backside. Every time a female eats and drinks, nutrients are passed into the egg sac to develop the nymphs.
Some species of cockroach will drop the egg sac once the nymphs are ready to leave the encasement, whereas others may decide to leave the egg sac attached up to the nymph-hatching process. You may typically find an egg sac near any areas that are moist since the egg sac needs moisture to gestate properly.
How Do You Permanently Get Rid of Cockroaches?
To permanently remove and keep roaches out of the home will depend upon the success of a treatment plan in removing a colony as well as your ability to keep the pests from returning.
Always be sure to keep your home as clean as you possibly can. Always keep counters and floors swept and cleaned, remove rubbish from the home daily and make sure no leaks are present in pipes.
Keep clutter down and food sealed and filed away in its appropriate places. Roaches are attracted to spoiled food, moisture, and filth.
Talk to us at Project Multi Pest about getting rid of your cockroaches permanently. We can provide the advice and service you need. Call or complete our website contact form for a no obligation quote.