Detested the country over, cockroaches are the insect that can send shivers down the spine of even the most hardened pest controller – and it is no surprise when you consider the issues with these pesky critters.
The problems with cockroaches
If you spot a cockroach, you need to know you are not just dealing with one as they rarely travel alone and they can cause some serious issues:
- Health – cockroaches spread bacteria, including salmonella which can, as you know, make us humans incredibly ill. They can also spread other bacteria that can damage our health. Constantly defecating, cockroaches will scuttle about our floors and across work surfaces, creating an immediately unhygienic place.
- Smell – cockroaches bring with them an unpleasant musty smell. Thought to come from not only defecating all of the time, but also from a release of a hormone. This hormone is used by the males to attract the females for mating purposes and because these insects gather in large numbers, the smell in some properties they inhabit can be overpowering.
- Numbers – this is one infestation that will NOT go away of its own accord. Laying a few stick paper traps can, in some cockroach infestations, be a drop in the ocean. Cockroaches multiply at an alarming rate so, seeing one means there could be hundreds more lurking in skirting boards and other dark places.
Dealing with a cockroach infestation is essential. You could try to deal with it yourself but knowing they spread one of the most virulent strains of bacteria known to man, would you want to take the chance?
Here at West Wales Pest Control Services, we have come across cockroaches many times; we know where to look in a property, we know how to treat them so that you are cockroach free in as short a time as possible.
Eradicating them is one part of the solution; the second is to perform a deep clean, identifying how and why they entered a property. We also take time to assess any likely sources in the area to prevent any future infestations of cockroaches.