Cockroach Extermination

Cockroach Extermination

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Our cockroach extermination service removes all cockroaches at any life cycle using chemical-free heat treatments and guarantees to minimise downtime whilst ensuring you regain compliance with your health and safety obligations.

We're specialists in cockroach extermination and management, offering reactive elimination and pest management. Our preventative techniques, such as silicone sealing, help prevent re-infestation, enabling us to provide a permanent cockroach extermination service.

Cockroaches are nuisance pests that breed very quickly, with up to 700 new cockroaches being born every week. They also pose a significant health risk to staff and the general public, especially in commercial businesses that prepare and serve food and drink. The bacteria cockroaches secrete in their saliva and excrete in their faeces can cause food poisoning, resulting in Food Standards Agency breaches and potential closures.

Our BPCA accredited technicians use safe heat treatments to remove cockroaches faster than traditional methods, ensuring your business is back up and running in record time.

We can exterminate cockroaches and control pests in commercial kitchens, food production lines, ghost kitchens, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, schools, colleges, universities, leisure centres, cinemas, retail stores and many more places.

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Cockroach Extermination

100% Successful removal of all cockroach species found in the UK

Our heat treatments can eliminate any species of cockroach, including:

  • German cockroaches
  • Oriental cockroaches
  • American cockroaches
  • Brown-banded cockroaches

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Working for multi-national, national and independent companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, our experience spans agencies, commercial, emergency services, education, factories, food, film and TV, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, leisure, local authorities, manufacturing, property & retail.

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Metropolitan Police
Topps Tiles
Pizza Express
Little Chef
Dogs Trust
British Airways
JD Sports

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Frequently asked questions

Are your technicians accredited?

Yes, all of our technicians are fully trained and accredited by the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) and the NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association). The BPCA have strict criteria for membership, requiring accredited members to be assessed via an 18-month on-site audit where their practises are thoroughly reviewed.

What is the cockroach life cycle?

Cockroaches have an egg, nymph, and adult stage. Cockroaches can live up to a year and go through a series of moults as they grow. The egg hatches into a nymph, which looks like a small cockroach. The nymph goes through several moults before becoming an adult cockroach.

What are cockroach traps?

Cockroach traps are devices that contain a sticky substance that cockroaches walk on and get stuck. The traps can be placed near cockroach hiding places, such as under appliances or in dark corners.

What is cockroach bait?

Cockroach bait is a poison that cockroaches will eat. The cockroach exterminator will put the cockroach bait in specific areas where cockroaches have been seen or are likely to reside.

How long does it take for an exterminator to get rid of cockroaches?

If using thermal fumigation to remove a cockroach infestation, it can take from a few hours to a few days depending on the cockroach population. If there is a large infestation it may take longer to control as cockroaches tend to breed very fast in the right conditions.

Can cockroaches be completely exterminated?

Cockroaches are extremely hardy. They can survive for a month without food, and they can live up to two weeks without water. Cockroaches also resist many types of pesticides making them difficult to exterminate.

However, cockroach extermination is possible with the help of an expert cockroach exterminator and state-of-the-art equipment.

How much does it cost for cockroach extermination?

The cost of cockroach treatment can vary. This is hugely dependant on the infestation level, the species of cockroach and the cockroach population level. Get in touch for a free no obligation quote.

How do exterminators get rid of roaches?

A professional pest control company will use thermal technology to remove cockroaches safely and without the use of chemicals. Although this is the most effective and risk-free method of killing cockroaches, some other exterminators may use aerosol sprays, bait stations, glue traps, bug bombs, gel baits and residual spray formulations. The other important step in cockroach control is by filling in holes that lead to external walls and other cracks and crevices they may hide in. This will help prevent further infestations that can be detrimental to a business.

Can you list the species of cockroaches in the UK?

The UK is home to varying types of cockroaches such as British Black-tailed cockroaches, European black-tailed cockroaches, Chinese cockroaches.

Can cockroaches fly?

Cockroaches cannot fly, but they can jump up to a foot high. Cockroaches normally move around by crawling, but they can also run very quickly, which can make them harder to spot.

Why are cockroaches pests?

Some cockroaches cause health problems and the risk can become quite serious. Cockroaches at a workplace can damage the reputation and are feared to cause an untidy environment inside the workplace, especially in food establishments. They can cause illness when food is contaminated with bacteria from their faeces or saliva resulting in the Food Standards Agency closing a business. This can have a detrimental effect on a business, so it's important to prevent potential cockroach infestations from occurring.

How do cockroaches choose a home?

German cockroaches love heat and humidity and are never far away from a good food and water source. This is why you tend to find this cockroach species in commercial kitchens, food storage areas and heating systems. They breed very fast when the conditions are right causing huge cockroach infestations in a short space of time.

What do cockroaches eat?

Cockroaches are naturally omnivorous, meaning they eat any type of food and food waste. This can be particularly problematic for commercial kitchens and food production lines as dirty dishes and human food sources can be attractive for a cockroach, so it's important to ensure all food sources are kept secure.

How do you prevent cockroach infestations?

Prevention is always better than a cure. If you are running and managing your food enterprise, you require a professional pest management firm that can perform comprehensive pest control and maintenance work for you. This is one of the most effective ways of safeguarding property and preventing health & safety breaches.

What's the best method for exterminating cockroaches?

Cockroach insecticides do not have a residual effect. That means cockroaches can avoid the cockroach poison bait if they detect it and they can sometimes build up a resistance to a particular pesticide over time. We're always keeping up to date with the best advances in pest control and that's we primarily use heat treatments. They are chemical-free and they have a fast turnaround time with hugely reduced re-infestation rates.

Can cockroaches cause food poisoning?

Yes, cockroaches can cause significant health risks and can contaminate food with their bacteria-infested faeces and saliva. This can then lead to food poisoning, diarrhoea and even Staphylococcus infections.

Can cockroaches cause illness?

Yes, absolutely. Cockroaches can carry several diseases including Lyme disease, dysentery and gastrointestinal disease. This can be a huge health hazard in commercial settings, so it's important to get in touch with a qualified pest control business to eradicate the infestation as quickly as possible.

Do Cockroaches produce an odour?

An infestation of insects should give you an intense, distinct smell when it arrives on site. There is a smell that is musty or sweet. Cockroaches may damage foods or surfaces they contaminate making it important that commercial kitchens and food production lines are kept free from debris.

How do I know If I have a cockroach infestation?

The cockroach is a nocturnal insect making them hard to see during the day. They tend to breed in dark and moist locations and have hiding places in wall voids and bathroom cabinets. They never stray too far from food and water sources and can be found near dirty dishes and human foods in commercial kitchen settings, and near pet food in kennels.

Signs that cockroaches may be present include dead cockroaches, cockroach droppings, which are small and black; cast skins, which look like tiny brown sheets; and egg cases, which are light brown and about the size of a pencil eraser.

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Genuinely great service from a company that's there for you when you need them. 

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Prompt professional service with a genuine 24/7 response. Staff go above and beyond and are a pleasure to deal with.

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They're our one-stop maintenance company from Plumbing to professional cleaning. Really easy to deal with.

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They're our 'go-to' in emergencies. When one of our stores are not trading due to floods we call them to get us up and trading again. 

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The team at Complete Environmental Services always do a great job at our routine maintenance. They are excellent at their job and friendly.

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Helpful and friendly team with great customer service. Really pleased with what they do for us on a regular basis.

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Excellent service and great personal engagement & feedback by the technician who took responsibility and ownership of the remediation work. 

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Brilliant service. Had a visit from Aaron this morning and he couldn’t have been more helpful. Can’t recommend him highly enough!

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Why Choose Us

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When you need a specialist cleaner or an urgent property repair in an emergency situation, we're ready to help with our rapid response call outs any time of the day, any day of the week - all year round.

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We're quick to respond. Our team is strategically positioned throughout the length and breadth of the UK, and enabled us to achieve a 2-hour response time (or better) in 98% of call-outs during 2020.

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for your assurance

We're accredited members of the nation's most respected industry certification bodies and fully insured with £10m public liability and £10m professional indemnity.

We’re fully accredited

Safety and legal compliance are engrained in everything we do, and for your reassurance, we're accredited members of the nation's most respected industry certification bodies including BPCA members, Safe Contractors Approved, Biokil Crown Approved and an Altius Approved. Fully insured with £10m public liability and £10m professional indemnity you can be confident you’ve contracted your problem to a competent and responsible supplier.

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