Unpleasant cockroach facts

  • They have a lingering odour.
  • Their droppings are noticeable (not unlike mice droppings).
  • They leave smear marks.
  • They shed skin up to 8 times as they mature to adulthood.
  • They thrive in damp, dark conditions where food scraps are in good supply – homes and businesses…. and they can breed in the cleanest areas too for example moving from flat to flat through the pipes and cracks in adjoining walls.
  • There are several species each with their preferred breeding and infestation areas.
  • They carry a number of bacteria and viruses. Cockroaches can cause breathing difficulties for those with asthma and allergies.

Read more about getting rid of cockroaches.