Cockroach Control in South London & Essex Overview
The German Cockroach and Oriental Cockroach are the most common in the UK; the German is smaller and dark brown in colour, whereas the Oriental is bigger in size and black. Both range between 10-12mm, have two pairs of wings and antennae. The German variety can climb up smooth surfaces. Food contamination occurs when they make contact with food and preparation areas.
Health Risks Dysentery Gastro-enteritis It should be noted that cockroaches carry germs on their bodies and will feed on anything including faecal matter Damage to Property and Reputation
You may find cockroaches in any establishment where food is stored or handled. This means that restaurants, hotels, pubs and other hospitality businesses must take precautions to stay cockroach-free, and are not closed by the Environmental Health Authorities.
How We Can Help You Help Yourself Quick tips: Prevent access by replacing cracked or missing tiles and re-grout. Seal gaps in any frames, skirting boards or sockets. Take extra care to store food in sealed containers. Never leave food out overnight. Empty bins regularly and keep lids on. Clean all areas regularly. Check drawers and cupboards regular for ‘black pepper’ like faeces. Did you know?
A female cockroach can produce an egg sac each month containing 30 eggs which will hatch within 2-4 weeks. These eggs are the size and shape of a brown kidney bean.