What is the difference between cockroaches? – looks, dropping and shed skins
There are numerous different types of cockroaches out there, therefore, GoKill Manchester Pest Control has created a simple imagery to help you identify the differences between them. The most common cockroaches seen are the German cockroach (approximately 15 millimetres in length) and the Oriental cockroach (approximately up to 25 millimetres in length).
Types of cockroaches
Cockroach droppings and skins
Cockroach droppings look much like brown-black pepper granules and are approximately 2 millimetres long.
Cockroaches do shred skin (called exuviae). They do this when young cockroaches (called nymphs) molt in a process (called ecdysis). Although this may appear as a dead cockroach it is not.
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> How do I know if I have a cockroach infestation?
If only one cockroaches is spotted, it is highly likely to assume there is many more. Cockroaches are usually a nocturnal pest, however, if a large infestation is present they have been known to been seen in the daytime. There is some obvious signs for recognising if you have a cockroach infestation. Firstly, there will be many droppings found anywhere, yet more often where there is a suitable food source. These droppings look much like brown-black pepper granules, approximately 2mm long. Secondly, there will be a strong unpleasant odour, which can smell very musty, sweet or sour. Thirdly, cockroaches produce smear marks, which are often visible on walls, corners and around plug sockets.
> How quickly do cockroaches spread?
Cockroaches can spread rapidly and very easily. Due to them breeding at an exceptionally quick rate, they can produce eggs whereby, each individual egg can contain a further 30-40 eggs. They have also been known to carry eggs on their backs whilst moving around and these are visible to see. Cockroaches do reach adulthood within in as little as 36 days and when acknowledging these factors, it just shows how quickly it can be before an infestation is within your property.
In addition, due to their ability to run up to three miles per hour; they can spread very quickly throughout a property and into neighbouring properties. Cockroaches can move around by hitching lifts on humans, animals, grocery or handbags, luggage, boxes, furniture or any other item coming in and out of a property. As well as entering properties or buildings from the outside: through sewers, drains, holes, along plumbing pipes, through under flooring, crawl spaces, and open windows and doors.
If only one cockroaches is spotted, there is still a high possibility there is more. Please recognise that with an ever increasing growth in numbers and their ability to spread germs expeditiously, this has major consequences as germs will be almost everywhere, which in turn are health risks. GoKill Manchester Pest Control highly recommends you respond quickly and arrange a visit for a professional fumigator specialist to treat the property to stop them spreading rapidly and before they become pests to your neighbours as well.
> How do I eliminate a cockroach infestation?
GoKill Manchester Pest Control highly advises you to seek a professional fumigation specialist to successfully remove a cockroach infestation. GoKill offers a service which is guaranteed to eliminate an infestation. Cockroaches are extremely adaptable and one of the most difficult pests to exterminate. They breed rapidly, feed on anything in sight and have a life expectancy of up to six months. When acknowledging these facts, we recommend you pursue professional services immediately. Although there is affordable commercial products available or home remedies to eliminate an infestation, these will not successfully remove an infestation. You do require professionals with stronger chemicals to defeat an infestation before it becomes a cockroach epidemic.
> Where would I usually find cockroaches within a property?
Cockroaches prefer to live in moist, warm areas, therefore, they are most commonly found within kitchens. GoKill Manchester Pest Control recommends that you look for cockroaches within these areas: around or behind fridges or cookers, within boiler or utility rooms, around or behind boilers, dishwashers or tumble dyers, and around any pipes.
> How do you manage a cockroach infestation?
There are a few things which can help to deter an infestations, such as good cleanliness throughout the property or building, removal of unwanted food – disposed of properly or no dirty dishes or food being left around leaving easy access to it, and closure of any cervices from the outside of the building to the inside.
Although, these prevention tips are helpful; once you have an infestation there is only one solution to manage it. GoKill Manchester Pest Control advises you to contact the professions. Our highly, trained fumigators are Cockroach Control RSPH Qualified, and are specialists in providing customised, target-treatments to guarantee complete cockroach control. GoKill offers the newest, innovative procedures to successfully treat a cockroach infestation.
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> How long does it take pest control to eliminate an infestation?
GoKill Manchester Pest Control recommends up to three treatments to eliminate a cockroach infestation. Please contact our services to find out more and our technicians will also be able to advise you further once they visit and investigate the infestation.
> Do you do routine pest control treatments for health & safety inspections?
Yes. GoKill Manchester Pest Control offers routine pest control visits and treatments to any property or business premises that requires them for their own purposes or for those who require them for health inspections. GoKill offers tailored routine pest control to your needs, with visits as often or as little as you require. GoKill Manchester Pest Control services aim to provide the most affordable prices to all and are able to come out and give you a quote or are able to match or beat any competitive quote out there.
> How much is a routine pest control contract treatment for health & safety inspections?
GoKill Manchester Pest Control prices are varied, as they are tailored to your own specific needs. In addition, we acknowledge the differences in sizes of properties or business premises and the differences between the treatments required. Therefore, here at GoKill we feel it is unjust to set everyone to one fixed price. When starting routine pest control contract with GoKill you will be given a full pest control report booklet and after the end of each routine visit our professional fumigators will provide you with a detailed report for you to keep on your records, to support any inspections.
If you are interested in setting up routine pest control contract with GoKill Manchester Pest Control services we are able to come out and give you a quote or are able to match or beat any competitive quote out there. Please contact GoKill today to enquire further.
> Why are cockroaches pests?
Firstly, cockroaches are pests because once you have an infestation, they will not disappear on their own and professional services is your only successful solution to guarantee they are eliminated from your property or business premises.
Secondly, they are carriers of multiple diseases that have potential to cause illnesses to humans or animals.
Thirdly, cockroaches have potential to ruin your reputation or your businesses reputation. As they are notably recognised as vermin and a sign of an unclean or unkempt space.
> What are the health risks associated with cockroaches?
Within a cockroach infestation their population grows rapidly and their ability to spread germs is expeditious, this has major consequences as germs will be almost everywhere, which in turn are health risks. Cockroaches are carriers of diseases such as E.coli, Salmonella, Dysentery and Gastro-enteritis. Cockroaches and their droppings have also been linked to increase an individual’s asthma and eczema.
In addition, cockroaches can influence illnesses such as: food poisoning, tapeworms and roundworms, viruses like polio, skin and breathing allergies, and fungus.
> Do cockroaches have an odour?
Yes. Cockroaches do produce an odour which is very unpleasant, often smelling very musty or sweet, or sometimes sour. It has been known to be distinguishable and smell similar to almonds. This powerful odour can linger under sinks, around or behind appliances or within cupboards. Especially found within wooden cupboards. In addition, many suggest the odour can taint food and surfaces that the cockroaches have been in contact with.
> Do commercial cockroach traps and baits or home remedies eliminate an infestation?
GoKill Manchester Pest Control stresses that although these products are available and may help in few occasions; overall the chemicals within them are not strong enough to eliminate an infestation successfully. GoKill offers a professional, customised service, with targeted –treatments, professional specialist fumigators and professional chemicals. Combining these is the right course to eradicate your property or building on an infestation swiftly, safely and harmlessly. We guarantee complete pest control and will advise you further with prevention tips to prevent a re-infestation.
> What should I do prior to a cockroach fumigation treatment?
Please contact GoKill services to be advised on what is required prior to your visit. As each infestation is different, different requirements are given prior to the fumigation treatments. On occasions you may be asked to remove all dishes and stored them in a box or safe room which isn’t being treated. In addition, please remove all accessible or opened food from any work tops, shelves or cupboard, before our fumigator visits and carries out the treatment. We advise this as some chemical could be sprayed near these items. This will prevent you from worrying if any chemical is lingering on your dishes or food and will save you washing them or having to dispose of any food. However, this is most commonly advised for the third visit to your property or premises.
GoKill recommends good sanitation helps to limit or reduce the cockroach population. Such sanitation will allow the cockroaches to be more susceptible to the baits and treatment provided by the professional fumigator.
Please also adhere to the section above regarding children, animals and plants.
> What should I do after a cockroach fumigation treatment?
This is a very important step after a treatment. GoKill Manchester Pest Control advises the more you adhere to these recommendations after, the more successful the treatment.
GoKill Manchester Pest Control recommends that where possible please ventilate all rooms which have been fumigated, by opening all doors and windows. This is significantly important to those owners who have babies, young children and animals in their property. You are eliminating any smell of chemical.
Please do not hoover any fumigated rooms for up to 48hours after treatment or however long the technicians advised you on the day. Our technicians will be able to determine this once they have seen the severity of the infestation. This is very important to ensuring a successful treatment, as you do not want to hoover up any chemical which is there to kill any cockroaches.
Please do not clean any surfaces in any fumigated rooms for up to 48hours after treatment or however long the technicians advised you on the day. Our technicians will be able to determine this once they have seen the severity of the infestation. This is very important to ensuring a successful treatment, as you do not want to clean away any chemical which is there to kill any cockroaches.