Cockroaches

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deals with all cockroach problems. We offer a call-out service to assist you in getting rid of cockroaches and other pest problems and place the highest priority on the safety for your family and pets, as well as that of your staff and visitors.

Call Rentokil Pest Control on +258 840 549 348 or +258 21 084 736 or email us for advice on cockroach control for your home, or to arrange a visit from your local pest control technician.

The dangers that cockroaches pose to your home and business:

Cockroach Why cockroaches are a high risk pest to have in your home:

  • They carry a range of serious illnesses including salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis and typhoid.
  • The risk is particularly high in homes with children, the elderly or those fighting illnesses.
  • Cockroach droppings cause eczema and asthma.
  • Cockroaches produce an obnoxious odour that taints food and objects they come into contact with.

Why your Business needs Cockroach Control:

  • Alarm: immediate loss of customer and employee trust.
  • Damage: to goods, foodstuffs and your health and hygiene reputation.
  • Cost: the cost of cockroach damage can be considerable. Temporary closure may be necessary.

How to spot if you have a cockroach infestation:

  • Cockroach Control Cast egg cases: cockroaches shed 'cast nymphal' skins 5-8 times as they mature to adults
  • Cockroach droppings: cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings less than 1mm wide and of varying lengths
  • Foul-smelling odour: cockroaches produce a lingering musty smell that taints items they come into contact with.
  • Live cockroaches in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Damage: look for unusual signs of damage, such as damage to organic goods including leather and books.

As cockroaches are nocturnal, they hide in cracks and crevices, under tiles and wall paper and behind electrical equipment during the day.

Cockroach Species:

German Cockroach German Cockroaches (Blatella germanica):

German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2 dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum. Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length and produce around 3-4 generations per year. German cockroaches prefer wet, humid conditions and are typically found in kitchens and bathrooms.

American Cockroach American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana):

The American cockroach is one of the largest pest cockroaches to invade properties. They are 35 - 40mm in length and shiny red–brown in colour. Their wings are longer than their bodies in the male and only just overlap the abdomen in the female.They prefer to run and may fly at very high temperatures. The American cockroach prefers dark, humid and undisturbed areas and can be found in subfloors, basements, kitchens, roof voids and bathrooms.

How to get rid of cockroaches

  • Seal entry points whereby cockroaches can gain entry; this could be anything from water pipes to cables and vents.
  • It is important to employ basic housekeeping activities to get rid of cockroaches in your home, such as immediately cleaning spillages and food residues in the kitchen, storing food in sealed containers and not leaving liquids standing overnight.

Cockroach Poison and Traps

Our qualified Rentokil pest control technicians apply targeted cockroach poison in the form of bait in known of cockroach hiding places. We also place insect monitoring units in the areas where cockroaches are prevalent to monitor the level of cockroach infestation.

Steps for professional Cockroach control

If not treated properly, a cockroach infestation can rapidly escalate and spread to adjoining properties.

  • Call Rentokil Pest Control on +258 840 549 348 or +258 21 084 736 or email us to ensure you receive the most effective method of cockroach control for your business or home.
  • Deploy appropriate insecticides such as non-toxic Rentokil Insect Dust.
  • Arrange night inspections by our qualified pest control technicians, as cockroaches are nocturnal
  • Organise regular cockroach monitoring with cockroach traps and Insect Monitor Units as a pest management tool in order to prevent the cockroach infestation from spreading.

Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for your staff, visitors, family and pets.

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