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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.

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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.