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Cockroaches are a very common pest in the UK. Based in Dorset, Pest Control 24-7 have become one of the leading pest control company in the area.
We have successfully treated hundreds of infestations and now are the preferred pest control company for cockroach control and eradication.
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The warmth and the availability of food in your home or business can attract cockroaches, and once they enter your home, they can quickly reproduce to cause an infestation that can be significantly detrimental to the health of your family. To help you deal with the potential threat of an infestation, we’ve put together this cockroach fact sheet to provide you with all of the information you need.
How do cockroaches get in?
Cockroaches can get into your home through a number of ways. In some cases, cockroaches spread from neighbouring properties and can enter through any holes in your walls and floors, particularly those around water and waste pipes and electrical cables. Cockroaches can as easily be brought into the home in foods and packaging bought from infested business premises, and also within second hand goods, particularly electrical goods, that have previously been in an infested property.
The egg capsules of the German Cockroach are the size of a small bean but can contain up to forty eggs, and the first stage cockroaches are smaller than an ant when hatched. Consequently, cockroaches can be brought into you home unseen and can go unnoticed for several weeks or months before their numbers begin to multiply.
TYPES OF COCKROACHES
Cockroaches can be found all over the globe because they can live off next to nothing. In the UK the cockroach species we will come across include:
Oriental cockroaches: this type enjoy damp environments and can be found in drains and around your outside bins.
German cockroaches: these thrive off high humidity and can be found around warm areas of the home including your bathroom and kitchen.
Brown-banded cockroaches: will adapt to surroundings that offer them a reasonable food supply.
The species of cockroaches that infest our homes are indoor pests that share a close association with humans, feeding on our food and waste. They are serious public health pests and are known to spread germs and illnesses through contamination, meaning everything a cockroach touches has the potential to make you ill. There are a number of very serious health risks that can be attributed to the presence of cockroaches, most of which are associated with food poisoning:
Salmonella: Cockroaches spread the salmonella bacteria which can be potentially life threatening. Symptoms normally go away within 4-7 days with no treatment, but in some cases the contraction of salmonella can lead to severe dehydration and hospitalisation.
E. Coli: Cockroaches spread E. Coli, another bacteria responsible for food poisoning which can be life threatening.
Asthma: The faeces of cockroaches can trigger an allergic reaction in people who suffer from asthma.
If you develop any of the listed symptoms associated with food poisoning you would be strongly advised to consult a doctor or medical professional:
Abdominal cramps and discomfort.
Weakness and lack of energy
A high fever