Cockroaches are an extremely problematic pest, both in the home and for businesses, particularly in the catering sector. Their presence can have a serious impact on the reputation of a business, because of their association with poor hygiene. They are one of nature’s toughest insects, and can thrive in many environments where there is warmth, water and a food supply. They are also extremely unpleasant because they can transmit pathogens associated with serious diseases such as Salmonella, Gastro-enteritis and Dysentery. Asthma and eczema can also be exacerbated by cockroach droppings. You should always seek professional advice from a pest control specialist if you suspect that you have a cockroach infestation.

At PEST, we have the expertise and experience to eliminate cockroaches from your home or business. We provide targeted, safe and effective treatments, suited to a particular cockroache problem and the location. Our tailored solutions and deterrents aim to stop the cockroache infestation reoccurring, and PEST can also offer preventative advice to protect your home or business in the future.


Below are just a ways to deal with a Cockroach infestation in your property.

  • Health Hazard

    Cockroaches are carriers of some very unpleasant diseases, including Salmonella, Dysentery and Gasto-enteritis. To avoid contamination, a cockroach infestation should only be treated by a professional pest control company.

  • Signs of Cockroaches

    Cockroaches are nocturnal, but some signs of their activity include droppings (which look like black pepper granules), shed skins, brown smear marks on surfaces, and an unpleasant odour.

  • Rapid Infestation

    If you see one cockroach, you have probably got many living in your environment. Their egg to maturity cycle is a rapid 8-10 weeks and each egg case can contain 30-40 eggs.