Maidenhead Pest Control - professional, local cockroach control for Windsor and Eton
Maidenhead Pest Control for professional control of cockroaches.
We carryout cockroach eradication's on both domestic and commercial premises, these are becoming more common and there are now strains of cockroaches that are immune to the pesticides used by pest controllers. We use a variety of different methods to exterminate these insect pests and we offer a regular monitoring program for hotels and restaurants to safeguard against infestation.
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Do cockroaches carry diseases?
Yes they do, cockroaches will feed on just about anything and this means that they will run about on things like animal feaces; they pick up bacteria and then transfer that to kitchen surfaces and open food stuffs contaminating everything they touch.
Cockroaches also leave proteins in their droppings and these dry out they become airborne where they can trigger asthma attacks and bring on diarrhea.
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Is it true that cockroaches can live without their heads?
Yes that's true, due to having their nervous system distributed between their body sections, each section is independent of the brain and can perform basic functions such as respiration. Each body segment has a network of tubes called spiracles and these exchange gases in a way similar to our lungs.
The detached head of the cockroach will also live on for a couple of weeks without trouble as this is equipped with spiracles.
Signs of a cockroach infestation in Windsor and Eton
Cockroaches leave tell tale signs behind them; being insects that prefer the dark and to hide in cracks and crevices it's likely that you'll have an infestation long before you are aware. The signs to look out for are:
Droppings. Look for small black dots similar in size to poppy seeds; these are the cockroach droppings and most likely found in corners and around cracks; look upwards and underneath as cockroaches are great climbers.
Smell. Cockroaches have an unpleasant musty smell and this is noticeable where they congregate together.
Skins. Cockroaches shed their skins as they grow in a process called moulting, most of these skins will be eaten but some will remain.
Egg Cases. Cockroaches hold their eggs in a leathery protective case called an ootheca, these will be deposited underneath items like microwave ovens.
Damage. Cockroaches will eat their way through packaging and the skin of fruits so look for holes and debris.
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If we have cockroaches what does that mean for my business?
Due to the nature of cockroaches and the high degree of contamination and the risk to human health, if you are found to have a cockroach infestation by the Council's Environmental Health Department, this will mean that your business is taken to Court and forced to close.
You will have return to Court later and you'll receive a large fine, but what happens in the meantime is that you business is closed and you will lose customer confidence; no-one wants to eat in a premise with cockroaches.
The best ways to prevent a cockroach infestation is to have a strict hygiene policy in kitchens and storerooms and keep kitchens clean. Another way to safeguard against a cockroach infestation is to take on a monitoring contract from a pest control company. We provide regular monitoring for pests such as cockroaches, rats and mice and because we leave you honest feedback, hygiene issues are raised by us.
There's never been a more correct saying than prevention is better than cure when it comes to cockroaches in a kitchen.
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Cockroaches spread disease and cause misery for business owners who face severe fines, closures and loss of trade. Effective cockroach control can easily be delivered and infestations can be prevented through monitoring from a professional pest control company.
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Call Maidenhead Pest Control for a professional solution to your cockroach problem.
Alternatively if you want more information on cockroaches read the pdf file from the World Health Organisation on Cockroaches.
To let us solve your pest problem, call us today on 01628 30 20 48. We will attend to any call out within 24 hours of receiving the telephone call with qualified and fully insured technicians for your peace of mind.