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Eradicating Cockroaches for London homeowners

There are two main varieties of cockroach found in the UK, the Oriental cockroach and the German cockroach. The German cockroach is around 17mm in length and a light brown colour with two dark stripes on the shield behind its head. The Oriental cockroach is the larger of the two at approximately 25mm in length and is usually a dark reddish brown in colour. In addition to these varieties, the Brown Banded and American cockroaches are also found relatively frequently in London.

Being nocturnal, cockroaches avoid daylight and like to hide in cracks, under floorboards or behind cookers and cupboards, coming out at night to forage.

They can scuttle through extremely small gaps and move along water pipes, cable runs and air ducts. Their predilection for using sewers and drains as a thoroughfare and then inhabiting our homes means they transmit diseases with ease.  They can carry dysentery, salmonella, gastro-enteritis and typhoid.

Cockroaches are also associated with skin diseases and allergic reactions such as dermatitis, rhinitis, bronchitis and asthma. In order to deter cockroaches, it is essential to maintain good hygiene, especially in food preparation areas. Cockroaches also like moist environments and need access to water. They can live for a month without food, but only a week without water, therefore all water spills should be cleared up and leaking pipes repaired immediately.

Combination of treatments

Cockroaches are one of the oldest creatures on earth and are remarkably tenacious and resilient so it’s not surprising that these are difficult creatures to eradicate without calling in the professionals. Insecticides available to the general public are not as effective as those used by Dyno-Pest’s professional technicians. These over-the-counter products may kill cockroaches in the immediate vicinity, but not eradicate them totally.

There is also the potential for misuse that can lead to additional problems for you and your family.

Dyno-Pest technicians use treatments that are only available to professionals and they are fully-trained to use them safely without risk of harm to those living in the environment. A professional Dyno-Pest technician will be able to advise you on proofing against re-infestation and other preventative measures.