Why control cockroach infestations?
Cockroaches at home or in the workplace are a serious health issue as they are known to carry disease. Cockroaches not only carry disease but also cause allegoric reactions and contaminant food sources. If you have seen a cockroach the problem can soon, or already be a full cockroach infestation. When foraging for food and water, Cockroaches can contaminate food, utensils, and preparation surfaces as they go. They taint food with an obnoxious smell and can be vectors of disease, capable of carrying the organisms which cause food poisoning in humans and many other bacteria.
The two main species of cockroach in the UK are German and oriental. The German Cockroach carries its egg case until the 30 or more nymphs are ready to hatch. The Oriental Cockroach deposits its 13mm long egg capsule on packaging, sacking or in suitable dark crevices before the 16 to 18 nymphs hatch around 12 weeks later. They grow in stages, from nymphs to maturity in 6 to 12 months for the Oriental Cockroach, and 6 to 12 weeks for the German Cockroach.
Cockroaches can have a big impact on the reputation of your business, especially food premises. Customers are likely to complain and even report the matter to the environmental health which could result in closure of your business and discourage customers from wanting to comeback.
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