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Professional Walkden Cockroach Control
Cockroaches are night creatures and spend most of the day sleeping in holes and in areas such as sinks and drains. These insects can also be found in cookers and other kitchen appliances. Cockroaches give off an extremely odorous smell that is comparable to that of almonds; however, this is only if the infestation has become a problem. The common cockroach, indigenous to the UK, measures around 1.6cm in length.
The colouration of most cockroach species is tan to light brown. They usually have two streaks of a darker shade running from head to wing tip. Most cockroach species are poor flyers and spend most of their time on the ground. The common cockroach is most prominent in households throughout the world. Furthermore, they can be found in many human habitations around the globe. They can live in restaurants, food processing plants, hotel quarters and even in nursing homes. However, in colder climates cockroaches live solely in and near human habitats.
Biology of Cockroaches
Typically, the cockroach has three life stages - egg, nymph and adulthood. Their life cycle is thought to be around 90-100 days. Factors such as temperature, nutritional status and habitat variants can change their life cycle significantly. Cockroaches procreate continuously and population within any one area can be in the thousands. Cockroaches are often omnivorous and feed on scraps, pet food and book spines - basically anything!
Normal Adult size: 13 - 17 mm
Number of sheddings: 5 - 7
Developmental duration (Egg to adult): 1 - 3 months
Length of adult stage: 4 - 6 months
Number of oothecae created in female lifetime: Average 5
Number of eggs produced per ootheca: Average 30 - 40
Cockroaches can carry diseases such as dysentery and severe food poisoning. Germs can be left by the body of the insect or by their faeces. In addition, cockroaches will eat anything; including faecal matter. Cross-contamination arises because cockroaches come into contact with food sources.
Walkden Cockroach Control and Cockroach Pest Control
Here at Young's Pest Control, we will complete an initial survey on your commercial or private property if you suspect a cockroach infestation. Surveys are usually carried out at night when the insects are dormant. This will inform us as to which is the best course of Walkden cockroach control. Cockroach infestations can be difficult to treat, so a comprehensive cockroach treatment plan is required. We will apply the necessary insecticide rigorously to make sure the problem does not reoccur. We will also advise you to keep up a high level of cleanliness in order for the treatment to have maximum effect. It will ensure the cockroaches are directed towards the insecticide and that eradication occurs effectively.
If you require professional cockroach treatment, then why not give us a call? A dedicated member of our team will be able to guide you through the services we offer. We are experts within the Walkden cockroach control industry and deliver effective results every time.