Cockroach Removal Essex

KAT Pest Control Essex specialise in the removal of cockroaches, so if you find cockroaches in your premises contact KAT Pest Control Essex and we can provide a free cockroach removal quotation and advise on the best way to deter cockroaches from your property in the future.

The Cockroach
Cockroach

The adult cockroach is light brown in colour with two dark almost parallel longitudinal stripes on the pronotal shield. The female cockroach is darker than the male and with a broader abdomen. Both male and female adults are fully winged. Early instar nymphs have a pale area centrally on the dorsal thorax. Later instars have two longitudinal stripes on the pronotum.

The ootheca is carried by the female until it is in within 1 - 2 days of hatching. Small first instar nymphs emerge from the ootheca and easily infest tiny cracks and crevices in the immediate area. All the nymphal stages and the adult cockroaches feed on the same type of food, making the establishment of an infestation extremely easy.

Cockroach Control Essex

An established cockroach infestation is likely to be difficult to control. This is because the cockroaches will be distributed throughout the building in difficult to reach harbourages. Furthermore the phenomenal breeding potential and production of many egg cases by each female cockroach means that unless a very high proportion of the population is eliminated, numbers will continue to increase. An integrated programmed approach is essential. Spot treatments will be completely ineffective for all but a small, localised infestation. Before a treatment is carried out, it is important to identify the cockroach species. This will provide details of the biology, life cycle and habits of the pest, which can be exploited in the control programme. Monitoring the extent of the infestation by visual inspection of voids, potential harbourages and the use of traps will help identify hotspots of infestation. Inspections are best carried out at night when the cockroaches are more active. When using sticky traps, suitable placement sites would be underneath equipment, behind counters, in roof spaces and in ducting and electrical trunking. As cockroaches become trapped, the trap becomes more attractive to other cockroaches because of the effects of aggregation pheremones exuded by the trapped cockroaches. Non-chemical control methods, such as removal of food and water residues, proofing, improving hygiene and creating access to difficult-to-reach areas, will all aid a successful cockroach control programme. If chemical control is needed, a combination of different formulations for different areas will give the most effective treatment. Use of one type of formulation alone in a complex building is unlikely to achieve a sufficiently high level of control. Re-treatment of all or some areas will almost certainly be needed. A thorough treatment is needed. After insecticidal application, post treatment monitoring should be carried out and steps should be taken to prevent re-infestation. Continued use of sticky traps as a permanent early warning system may also be useful.

KAT Pest Control provide Cockroach Control services in the following areas of Essex

Ashingdon, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Grays, Highwood, Hockley, Leigh on Sea, Maldon, Rayleigh, Rochford, South Woodham, Southend, Stanford Le Hope, Thurrock, Westcliffe on Sea and Wickford.

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