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Types Of Cockroaches Found In The UK

There are many species of cockroach in the world, but the most common in the UK are the German Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach.

German Cockroaches have small, oval-shaped bodies that are light brown in colour, with two black stripes running horizontally beneath their heads. They have wings but rarely fly, preferring to run or crawl.

Oriental Cockroaches are slightly larger and have black bodies. Males have wings, while females lack wings and have small stubs instead, but neither gender can fly. Their back legs fold outwards, and they have a long front antenna.

Other cockroach species you might find in the UK include the American Cockroach and the Brown-Banded Cockroach.

For all types of cockroaches, Briarquest Pest Control provides fast and efficient treatments for domestic and commercial clients.

Our team remove cockroaches from properties across Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Hull and the surrounding areas. Call us on 01724 376330 to book cockroach control for your home, and our team will find the most effective way to get rid of your pest problem permanently.

Signs Of A Cockroach Problem

Cockroach eating food from floor

Cockroaches live in a variety of commercial and domestic properties, usually in kitchens, where they can find a plentiful source of food. Also, there is generally a ready supply of water or a damp environment, which cockroaches like.

So, if you see cockroaches in your home or business premises, they’re usually in the kitchen, but you might see them in the bathroom or other dark, damp areas. If you don’t see cockroaches, you may notice other signs of cockroach activity, such as:

  • Cockroach Droppings: Cockroaches leave behind small, cylindrical droppings that look like dirt and are dark brown in colour.
  • Shed Skins: Cockroaches will shed their skins, leaving behind pale skins that look like outlines of cockroaches.
  • An Unpleasant Odour: When present in large numbers, cockroaches can leave behind an unpleasant, musty smell.

Cockroaches can cause major issues for you and your household because they spread diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and salmonella. They like eating human foods and can cause food poisoning and other issues if they taint food that’s eaten by people.

As such, they’re particularly dangerous for food service businesses and homes with young children. So, if you notice any of these signs of cockroaches, you need expert pest control as soon as possible. We can promptly get rid of your cockroach issues using cutting-edge cockroach traps and other methods. Contact us today for more information or to book a cockroach control treatment.

Get Professional Treatment For Cockroaches In Scunthorpe

Cockroaches might seem like small, insignificant pests, but a few can quickly become a major cockroach infestation. 

If you have seen cockroaches in your kitchen, either young or adults, then there is no time to waste; for every single cockroach you see, there will be hundreds more lurking in your home.

These fast-moving insects congregate in dark, covered areas and emit congregation pheromones to encourage others to join them.

A single female cockroach can literally produce a family of over 100,000 cockroaches in a year, so these prolific breeders can soon overwhelm even a large property.

Getting rid of cockroaches can be difficult. There’s a reason they say that cockroaches will survive the apocalypse: they’re feisty and strong, meaning it can be tough to manage an infestation on your own.

While there are many DIY cockroach control products on the market, the best solution is to work with experienced professionals like us.

Briarquest Pest Control technicians are highly effective at dealing with cockroach infestations and use the latest gel-based insecticides, sprays, and glue traps to swiftly get rid of cockroaches from your premises. 

Call 01724 376330 to find out more about our cockroach treatment options and get rid of these pesky bugs for good.

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