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Who we are

Acorn started out as a small family-run business which was formed in 1990. At first, Acorn only specialised in Pest Control. However, due to the Chairman’s drive and expertise, Acorn expanded its service offering cleaning and clearances, part of their daily routine. In October 2021 Acorn expanded into the water hygiene sector and has qualified operatives with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Acorn has become a successful environmental service company; offering a great range of services to cover all areas, both internal and external for all types of industries, commercial, public and private clients within the North West and beyond, Acorn has more than 200 clients and employs 40 specialist staff members in their field.

Acorn is a family-orientated environmental service company who are happy to assist with any problem. Its target to make a difference to the environment drives its vision to REACT, COMMUNICATE and DELIVER the best service possible to its growing client portfolio.

Types of cockroach

Choose Acorn’s Cockroach Exterminator Team

Cockroaches are an extremely distasteful variety of pest. The are often found in the home and are problematic to businesses. Especially in the catering sector because they carry diseases such as salmonella, typhoid and dysentery. Infestations have also been linked to skin disorders such as eczema and asthma. The most vulnerable to infection are children and the elderly.

Do I need cockroach pest control?

The basic rule of thumb is if you see one of these insects, it is safe to assume you have many. They can progress from egg to sexual maturity in ten weeks and each egg case can usually contain an average of 30-40 eggs. Sometimes you may see eggs hanging off their backs as they move.

Cockroaches are usually nocturnal but where there is a heavy infestation you will often see them in the daytime. Their droppings will often be found wherever there is suitable food and will look similar to black pepper granules. A strong sour smell is often noticeable where there is a particularly heavy infestation.

If you have a cockroach problem it is very important you seek professional help to stop the spread of infestation. With the right eradication program you can rid your home or business premises of the infestation quickly and safely.

We have the most up to date procedures to treat the problem including sprays and fogging and the very latest food substitute gels.

If you would like to know more about our cockroach pest control services, including prices and availability, please get in touch.

Cockroach control

Fully licensed pest controllers

Acorn Environment Services provide a fully licensed, insured and accredited service delivered by a workforce that is both prepared and equipped to provide tailored solutions to all pest problems.

Utilizing a cloud-based infrastructure with live job and vehicle tracking, Acorn Environmental Services adopts a transparent pricing strategy with clear upfront costs along with real-time job updates for convenience and reliability, you can also book and pay safely online.

As the risk profile caused by pests varies according to property and business activities, each query or concern is supported by a fully developed and trusted service that includes undertaking site surveys to ensure customers are provided with honest and appropriate advice, guidance and action to address every need.

Why choose Acorn

Expert Knowledge & Support

With over 30 years of experience, our onsite teams can quickly and easily handle all types of pest control tasks.

Thorough reports & audits

As members of NPTA and other official bodies, we provide detailed reports and solutions on how to deal with your pest problem.

Dedicated Aftercare & Support

Our support doesn’t end with the job, with our teams of experts being on hand to answer any questions you have about aftercare and pest prevention.

Serving nationwide

Our specialist services extend nationwide for your convenience.

Our services

Pest Control & Specialist Cleaning


Our pest control services deal with every aspect of pest infestation removal. We’ll provide an initial report, remove them, and then advise on how you can keep them from coming back in the future. For pest removal in your home or commercial property, no matter the size or nature of the infestation, trust Acorn Environment Services Ltd.

Water Hygiene

We offer a wide range of water hygiene services, including Legionella risk assessment, water sampling, and the cleaning & disinfection of water tanks. We carry out in-depth audits and follow strict health and safety guidelines designed to keep your water supply safe and hygienic. We also offer bespoke packages for our clients when needed.

Specialist Cleaning

We offer thorough specialist cleaning services designed to treat hard-to-reach areas, including any job considered outside of typical commercial and industrial cleaning. These include graffiti removal, biohazard cleaning, or fogging to remove bacteria and fungi. For more information on specialist cleaning, hit the link below.

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Whatever hygiene improvement requirements you may have – from pest removal to commercial cleaning – we want to help. Speak to one of our specialists today to take the first steps towards a cleaner future.

How Pest Services works

Acorn’s pest control specialists will handle your situation with care.

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What our clients are saying

Trust Pilot


"Acorn were so helpful on there online chat I had an issue with pigeons nesting under my solar panels and didn't know what to do,withing an hour I'd been contacted given a quote and 24hrs after acorn had been cleaned all the mess up and removed all the nests and proofed all my solar panels stopping pigeons coming back under can't recommend enough!"

Gillian Brown


"I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

Amanda Grimes


"Excellent Service thanks for attending so promptly and dealing with the problem and taking into consideration the complex needs of the situation."

Natalie Hatzer


"Acorn came to remove a wasps nest from the time to reporting it to Acorn arriving to remove it was a total of 3 hours. I was so impressed. The lads who came were very helpful, professional and polite. Great value for money and I will be recommending to all my family and friends"

Tracie Jackson


"Your technician was very polite and well mannered, he even made time to have a quick chat which is a surprise for me as most people who work on your home are just there to get job done and go 10/10!"

Keighley Boyes


"Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

Arielle Halter

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Most common types of cockroach in the UK

German Cockroach

This type of cockroach is one of the most common species of cockroach found in the UK, and it can be identified by the oval shape of their bodies and light brown colouring. The main distinctive feature of these species is two dark, almost parallel stripes starting from the head and continuing along the thorax. The size of the adult cockroaches can vary between 1 to 1.5 cm.

Oriental Cockroach

The other most common species of cockroach found in the UK. If you think of a big black crawling creature when someone says “cockroach”, then you are thinking of the Oriental cockroaches. Females are usually bigger than males. Their body can reach 3 cm in length, whereas males’ length varies between 1.5 – 2 cm. The distinctive features of males are small wings on their backs. However, don’t be frightened, they can not fly.

American Cockroach

The “monster” of domestic cockroaches, the American cockroach is the biggest one in comparison to the rest of these six-legged intruders. The size of its brownish body can reach up to 5 cm. Both males and females have a pair of wings that they can easily use.

The youngsters have the same features, however, they don’t have developed wings yet.

Brown Banded Cockroach

Just as the name states, this kind of cockroach has a brown band-like pattern on its backs. The length of their bodies can reach 1.5 cm. Males tend to be a bit smaller than females. Right on their backs, you can find a pair of wings, however, the wings of females are not developed enough to allow them to fly.

Frequently asked questions

Can cockroaches come back after extermination?

The short answer is, yes. Any pest can come back after extermination if you do not take the correct preventative measures following the extermination service. A proficient cockroach pest control plan, conducted by Acorn, can ensure that the cockroach problem is averted, and our experts can walk you through the best preventative measures to ensure that your home or business is rid of cockroaches for as long as possible.

How long do cockroaches last in a home?

The average cockroach can inhabit your home for up to one year, however, the most common species in the UK, the German cockroach, typically lives for 5-7 months. Females cockroaches can each produce up to 8 egg cases, which can further produce up to 350 offspring, and the Oriental cockroach lifespan can span between 6-12 months, and female cockroaches can produce an average of 200 eggs in their lifetime. so it's important to get your problem checked out as soon as you find them.

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