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you have a problem with cockroaches in your London home or business?
If you’re looking for a cockroach removal service in London
to address a problem with cockroach infestation, or you want to
stop cockroaches from entering your home or business premises,
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prevention of cockroaches in both homes and businesses.
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with cockroaches, including dealing with infestations in food
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Below is some helpful information on the most common types of
cockroach that you may be having problems with.
Cockroaches - 12 - 15mm long.
cockroach’s pronotum is yellow, with two dark brown stripes.
cockroach’s wings are as long as the body or slightly
overlapping on males.
have long antennae and spiny legs with two anal cerci visible
eggs: Each ootheca (egg case) is around 6mm long and contains
30–40 eggs. Females carry the ootheca until just before
it hatches, some 2–4 weeks after laying.
Cockroach nymphs will hatch and pass through 5-7 moults before
reaching maturity. The speed of development is heavily influenced
by the ambient temperature.
cockroaches emerge between 2.5 and 6 months later, and usually
live for around 6 months.
nocturnal, cockroaches hide in the cracks and crevices around
sinks, cookers and motor compartments of house hold appliances.
They can scale rough and smooth surfaces.
are mostly found in the heated areas of buildings such as
kitchens and boiler rooms, as they need high temperatures
for optimum breeding.
Being omnivorous, cockroaches scavenge for organic material.
They also need to be near a water source for regular drinking.
are very common in commercial premises associated with the
production or handling of food.
egg cases or adult roaches can be transported into your premises
on incoming crates, packaging and laundry.
- 17 - 30 mm long
Oriental Cockroaches are a dark brown almost shiny black.
Cockroaches have their head tucked beneath pronotum, long antennae
and spiny legs with 2 anal cerci.
Cockroach wings are undeveloped in female but on the male they
cover two-thirds of his abdomen.
Cockroach eggs: ootheca (around 5 laid at intervals by female)
each contain on average 16 eggs. These are deposited when they
are fully formed in harbourages. Incubation is 6–12 weeks
later dependent on temperature.
Cockroach Nymphs: progress through 7-10 moults before reaching
maturity. Developing into adults may take up to 18 months.
Cockroach adults can live up to 6 months.
Oriental cockroaches are very common in commercial premises
associated with the production or handling of food.
cases or adults can be transported into your premises on incoming
crates, packaging and laundry.
cockroaches can survive lower temperatures than other cockroaches
so can also be found outdoors.
cockroaches are mainly found in cooler, less humid areas such
as basements and drains.
cockroaches can climb rough but not smooth vertical surfaces.
cockroaches can spread various human-disease organisms by
walking over food and preparation areas.
Oriental cockroaches can survive for longs periods of time
on a limited food source.
they are nocturnal, you might not notice Oriental cockroaches
during the day.