Insect Control
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Cockroach Extermination

Cockroach Extermination

London Pest Management provide a professional cockroach control & cockroach extermination service for business customers & individuals.


Cockroaches are one of the worst pests to infest a home or business, cocroaches are carriers of multiple diseases, feed on almost anything and are nocturnal by nature making eradication a complex task. The types of cockroach most common in the UK include:-

German Cockroach

The German cockroach is omnivorous and a scavenger. They particularly like starch, sugary foods, grease and meats. In certain situations where there is a shortage of foodstuffs, they may eat household items such as soap, glue and toothpaste or they may even turn cannibalistic, often chewing on the wings and legs of each other..

American Cockroach

American cockroach adults grow to an average length of around 4 centimetres and about 7 millimetres tall. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except that they are wingless.

The insect can travel quickly, often darting out of sight when someone enters a room, and can fit into small cracks and under doors despite its fairly large size. It is considered one of the fastest running insects.

Oriental Cockroach

The oriental cockroach tends to travel somewhat more slowly than other species. They are often called "waterbugs" since they prefer dark, moist places. They can often be found around decaying organic matter, and in sewers, drains, damp basements, porches, and other damp locations. They can be found outside in bushes, under leaf groundcover, under mulch, and around other damp places outdoors..

Disease & Dangers

Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted household pest insects. They feed on human and pet food, and can leave an offensive odor. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans, particularly in environments such as hospitals. Cockroaches have been shown to be linked with allergic reactions in humansand have also been found to be linked with asthma.

Cockroaches also pose a significant risk to businesses especially where food is concerned, a cockroach infestation is classed as a serious risk and your business could be closed with immediate effect until the problem is dealt with.

Cockroach German cockroach Oriental cockroach American cockroach
Size 12 mm (1.2 cm) to 15 mm (1.5 cm) 25 mm (2.5 cm) to 30 mm (3.0 cm) 28 mm (2.8 cm) to 43 mm (4.3 cm)
Habitat Heated buildings, optimum 32 °C (90 °F) 20 °C (68 °F) to 29 °C (84 °F) Same as German
Nymphal development time 6 to 12 weeks 6 to 12 months 4 to 15 months
Life Span 6 to 9 months 1 to 1.5 years 1 to 1.5 years
Able to fly? No No Yes

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For more information regarding our cockroach extermination services in Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Northampton or anywhere else in the London, Central England or the UK, please contact us for further details.