Cockroaches are among the most common pests in warm buildings and food premises, but can infest any building.
As many over-the-counter products are ineffective against cockroaches, wasting both your time and your money, it is better to get in touch with professional pest controllers. At Premier Pest Control, we can rid your premises of cockroaches with our up-to-date insecticides and our experience.
The Oriental or Common cockroach (Blatta orientalis) is 17-30 mm, dark brown to black very shiny and very flattened, the female has very reduced wing buds and the male wings are longer to almost the end of the abdomen. They also have long flexible antennae.
Mainly in heated buildings, dustbin areas, waste/compactor areas, cellars, boiler houses, ductings and lift shafts. Colonies are often established in drains or services, but sometimes in cladding and dead spaces inside processing equipment. They can squeeze into very small cracks and will exploit bad fitting coving and door jams, etc. One of the main routes into premises is via suppliers off site.
If you have a cockroach infestation in your premises, the first thing you should consider is the housekeeping – trying to reduce any waste on floors or worktops. Then, we would recommend that a professional pest controller is brought in to apply residual insecticides and insecticidal gels. Insect detectors would be placed around the premises to ascertain where the main colony resides. These, and professional-grade insecticides, would be used in all areas, and long-term monitoring would be advised.