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Professional Manchester Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are an invasive species and not well adapted to the British climate, therefore their presence in these isles is usually as an indoors pest. When they infest buildings they are difficult to dislodge and this is when professional pest control services come in useful.

Dead cockroachesHeated buildings provide optimal living conditions for cockroaches, which thrive at room temperature, so long as their need for moisture is met. Humid environments are ideal for cockroaches, so areas with hot water pipes such as kitchens and boiler rooms are likely places cockroaches will be found.

A whole host of harmful microorganisms have been discovered on cockroaches, including E coli and Salmonella, and the presence of these pests poses a severe hygiene risk. The disease risks associated with these insects make Manchester cockroach control necessary for the preservation of good health.

There is more than one type of cockroach treatment and certain species respond differently to each method. The pest control operative, after inspecting the premises and analyzing the nature and extent of the infestation, may choose to employ one or more types of cockroach treatment.

Due to the resilience of these insects, largely due to the difficulty in destroying the eggs, Manchester cockroach control may be an ongoing process and professional Manchester cockroach control operatives may have to pay more than one visit to a property to conduct treatment. The long-term professional solution is the best bet for the permanent removal of cockroaches.

There are at least four cockroach species known as in Britain at this time: the American cockroach, the Brown-banded cockroach, the German cockroach and the Oriental cockroach. Manchester cockroach control should occur if any of these species are identified.

American cockroach (Periplaneta americana).

The American cockroach, also known as the Ship's cockroach, is actually native to Africa and was transported across the Atlantic to the Americas by ships. In this manner, it also reached the shores of Britain, where its habitat is limited to well-heated buildings due to its intolerance of cold British winters.

Brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa).

The Brown-banded cockroach is indigenous to the Nile region of North-east Africa but has colonized every continent except Antarctica. This species is better adapted to living in drier environments than many other cockroach species, therefore may survive in a wider range of habitats than other common pest varieties of cockroach.

German cockroach (Blattella germanica).

German CockroachDespite its name, the German cockroach is thought to have originated in South East Asia. These cockroaches are less than an inch in length and are photophobic, meaning they will scatter for the shadows when the lights turn on. They are one of the most prolific of pest cockroach species.

Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis).

The Oriental cockroach is considered to have come from the east of Africa and spread out from there. Females are larger than males and have wider bodies, although males have longer wings. Females are flightless whereas males are capable of flying short distances.