Cockroaches

CockroachCockroaches are a common pest and are comfortable hiding out in dark corners and in your appliances. Your aspect.co.uk engineer is fully training, highly experienced and will be able to eradicate the infestation for you. Suitably accredited by the British Pest Control Association you can trust your aspect.co.uk engineer to deliver a treatment that will alleviate your property of these unwanted pests.

All treatment rates + VAT

 

Standard rate (per hour)

Overtime rate (per hour)

Late rate (per hour)
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm 6am - 8am / 5pm - 9pm 9pm - 6am
Weekends N/A 6am - 9pm
Cockroaches. £119.00 – 1 visit £139.00 – 1 visit £178.00 – 1 visit

To maximise your treatment and maximise its success, it is vital you follow our pre visit instructions and post treatment recommendations sent to you via email with our appointment confirmation.

Treatment is available and effective; however the approach of proofing / prevention is the best way to achieve long term successful control. We are able to estimate for these supplementary works to be carried out in an additional visit.

Fascinating Facts

The German Cockroaches are the most common cockroaches in London as they prefer warm and humid conditions such as commercial kitchens. The Oriental Cockroach is also known as the Common Cockroach and they are probably still the most widespread cockroaches throughout the UK.

German Cockroaches are light brown with two dark stripes on the thorax, 12-15mm in length and very good climbers. The Oriental Cockroaches are a dark brown to black colour, 17-30mm in size and can survive in cooler damp areas such as basements and conduits. These common cockroaches cannot climb smooth surfaces and are therefore more commonly found at ground level.

Oriental Cockroaches have a purse-shaped egg case called an ootheca that holds around 16 eggs and hatches after about 2 months. The German Cockroach egg case holds around 36 and hatches within 1 month. The ootheca of the Oriental Cockroach is dropped early in development and is often well hidden and tolerant to insecticide. This, along with the length of time it takes to hatch and the longer life span of the adult, makes control more difficult. The German cockroach carries the ootheca almost until it hatches and this protection combined with the fact that there are over twice as many eggs and that it hatches twice as fast means that this cockroach breeds much faster although control can be easier.
Cockroaches are associated with the spreading of disease organisms and provoke human revulsion.

Cockroaches
A German cockroach B American cockroach C Australian cockroach D&EOriental cockroach

 

ORIENTAL COCKROACH – BLATTA ORENTAUS

  • - Dark brown to black, shiny and flat
  • - Well developed spinney legs
  • - 15-30mm body length
  • - Long flexible antennae


Habits and behaviour:

  • - Prefer warm humid environment
  • - Can tolerate cold conditions
  • - Colder conditions reduce breeding
  • - Will live in gaps and cracks around a food and water source such as sinks, cookers, drains, refuse areas, underground heating ducts


Signs of Infestation:

  • - Sightings
  • - Egg cases
  • - Faecal spotting
  • - Strong sour smell.