Riviera Pest and Falconry covers all aspects of pest control in both domestic and commercial properties in Devon.
Cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. Cockroaches are known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis, exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings. They breed quickly and can get out of control before you know it. There are thousands of Cockroaches worldwide but 2 main species dominate the UK.
- Oriental cockroaches: thrive in damp environments and can be found in drains and around your outside bins. They are a uniform dark brown or black in colour, adult Oriental cockroaches are approximately 20 – 30mm in length.
- German cockroaches: live in high humidity areas and can be found around warm areas of the home including your bathroom and kitchen. German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2
dark stripes across their thorax. Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length.
TREATMENT: Initial treatment consists of a thorough survey to find out the extent of the infestation together with locating all the hiding places they may frequent. Glue traps are a good means to monitor an infestation but shouldn’t be used as a control method. Gel baits are the main control method as they are highly palatable to Cockroaches and being cannabalistic the insecticide can be ingested by the eating of dead Cockroaches. Spray treatments can also be used if the situation arises but due to the location of hiding places can be less effective.