Discovering a cockroach infestation requires immediate action to ensure a fast solution to the problem and to minimise the health risks associated with this insect.
Cockroaches are well known for spreading disease and are associated with various other health risks. Exposure to this insect could put you at risk of Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis. Increases in eczema and childhood asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.
A quick response at the very first signs of an infestation is often essential to control cockroaches in your home and to prevent the spread of this pest to your neighbours.
Their ability to breed rapidly and their resilience means that a professional service is usually the most reliable form of control. Only expert cockroach control products and solutions are powerful enough to eliminate all stages of their lifecycle.
Cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings less than 1mm wide and of varying lengths. Unusual signs of damage to food etc..
Check for marks on surfaces and at wall-floor junctions where cockroaches are active. Cockroaches will produce brown and irregular shaped smear marks.
Look for this evidence in locations you suspect they are sheltering. Cockroaches shed ‘cast nymphal’ skins 5-8 times as they mature to adults.
An established cockroach infestation produces a lingering and unpleasant musty smell that taints items they come into contact with.