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What Are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches present a serious threat to human health and there are several species found in the UK. Some species are Omnivore; preferring to feed on animal waste, others are vegetarian; whereas some feed on almost anything.

One species that occurs commonly in gardens, is the Australian cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae)This vegetarian species damages plants, trees and flowers. The female lays 20-30 egg packs, each containing 22-24 eggs, and deposits them onto stems and trunks. The species of Cockroach often found in Zoos is the American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana), which feeds on animal waste.

Cockroach Infestation Signs & Symptoms

Cockroaches normally live indoors and enjoy warm, dark, humid environments. Cockroaches can spread a number of diseases including Salmonella, Dysentery and Gastroenteritis. They can also cause food poisoning, spread allergies, and infest people with Tapeworms, Roundworms and various viruses.

How To Control Cockroaches

One of the first actions necessary to control and monitor Cockroach activity is to set up our Cockroach Attractant Traps. These traps can catch high numbers of Cockroaches and provide monitoring stations for population levels. The traps provide a chemical free solution to infestations which is increasingly important as Cockroaches can become resistant to insecticides. This trap can be used in conjunction with our Crawling Insect Trap which attracts Cockroaches among other pests including Silverfish & Ants.