Cockroach Control

Cockroach Control Services in Glasgow

At Pests Control Glasgow, we provide effective relief and preventative methods against cockroach invasions. Cockroaches are crawling insects which commonly invade our properties, both domestic and commercial dwellings. Unfortunately, many people believe that these insects only affect dirty and filthy environments. However, this is untrue. 

Those who clean regularly can still fall victim to a cockroach infestation, and in most cases, these issues can rapidly establish. Our expert team of pest controllers have successfully relieved hundreds of pest cockroach issues and continue to provide professional support and service to our customers.

 

Cockroach Removal FAQ

There are many reasons why you may be facing a cockroach infestation, either within your home or workplace. Cockroaches will gain entry within the property through multiple opportunities. These are commonly through breaks in pipes and faulty plumbing systems. There is an endless list of things that attract cockroaches into your home, but the main reason is usually down to sourcing food, water and shelter.

While many people are at risk of a cockroach infestation, there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim. The most effective way to reduce the risk of a cockroach infestation is by eliminating the sources of what attracts them, in this case, food, water and shelter. Immediately mop up any spillages in the kitchen and bathroom areas and dispose of left-over food as soon as you can. Never leave dirty plates hanging around as this will attract the insects into your home. Regularly wipe worksurfaces where cooking takes place, both before and after preparing meals. If you have pets, consider removing their food and water bowls when they are not required and wipe clean after each use. Always store food away in sealed containers, keeping them off the floor if possible.

 

You should also be sure to regularly maintain a good quality of plumbing within your property if you feel that you are at risk of developing a cockroach infestation. Checking for any faults and leaks will reduce the chance of both attracting and allowing the roaches to gain entry.  Like other living creatures, cockroaches need to feed and drink to survive, so eliminating these sources will make your property less attractive.

While they do not bite or sting us, cockroaches pose a threat to our general health and wellbeing. They have been known to transmit deadly diseases such as E-coli and salmonella. Harmful bacteria present on their legs and bodies means that the insects will contaminate any surfaces that they cross. If roaches travel across cooking equipment and food preparation surfaces, then there is a high chance of a person developing food poisoning and sickness. Studies show that cockroach dust contains harmful allergens and bacteria from things like insect droppings, saliva and decomposing body parts. Breathing in this dangerous substance can trigger allergic reactions and, in some cases, even death.

 

The most common sign of a cockroach infestation is generally the smell. Most customers recognise the stale odour before any other trace, which tends to be a pungent smell that increases in strength depending on the extent of the infestation. You might also identify cockroach droppings around your home. These tend to be around 2mm long and in most cases are commonly recognised before the cockroach itself. Due to cockroaches being nocturnal, you might find it difficult to detect the insect during the day. However, you will likely notice brown stains where the cockroach has travelled. If you feel that you have found traces of a cockroach within your home or workplace, be sure to investigate potential areas where the insects could be hiding thoroughly. Consider searching spots such as beneath kitchen cupboards, underneath sinks and areas of plumbing, along with basements and drains.

When to call a professional?

We always recommend that you contact us as soon as you suspect that you may be at risk of a cockroach infestation. The nature of this type of invasion makes it not only particularly challenging to identify but requires immediate action to prevent the problem from becoming established. As soon as you contact our team, we will send an expert technician to your property to carry out the necessary checks and procedures to identify and eradicate the cockroaches correctly. We understand that this can be hugely distressing for our customers, so we assure you that we will make the extermination process both discreet and effective as possible. 

Under no circumstances should you ever attempt to remove the cockroaches yourself. We do not recommend you take action with over the counter insecticides, as these products generally contain harmful toxins and harsh chemicals. If not used correctly, these products could cause extensive damage and harm to yourself and your property. Our experienced staff will carry out safe extermination methods so that you can get back to enjoying your home in no time. Each qualified technician has years of experience in successfully eliminating pest invasions, so rest assured that we will do everything possible to resolve the issue for you. 

As with all of our services, we will carry out a routine follow-up visit to your property to assess the situation. Once we are happy that the treatment has been a success, we will advise you of techniques to prevent a future infestation from reoccurring.