German (Blatella germanica), Oriental (Blatta orientalis) and America n(Periplaneta americana) are the most commonly found species in the UK. Control is necessary where they infest a workplace or home as they can carry disease-causing organisms such as Salmonella and E.Coli.

How did the problem occur?

Cockroaches can be brought in amongst infested items, or spread from neighbouring properties. They search for warm humid areas, and for a source of food. Once they find a suitable place to live a hormone is released that attracts other cockroaches. The hormone can persist following treatment, make re-infestation a common problem - particularly where good housekeeping practices are not observed.

How can Microbee help?

  • Assessment of activity levels and inspection for sources of infestation to provide site-specific treatment.
  • Provision of house keeping and storage advice. Following this advice will help prevent future infestations.
  • Application of appropriate insecticide to remove the current infestation. During the treatment and for up to three hours following it, the premises must be vacated to allow the insecticide to dry
  • Monitoring in and around the infested area to determine the extent and source of the infestation.
  • A second application of insecticide takes place a month later. This allows time for the next generation of cockroaches to emerge from the eggs that were laid before the treatment and for the recommended housekeeping and storage advice to be carried out. After the treatment surfaces should not be scrubbed to avoid washing away the insecticide.
  • A third and final visit will be carried out a month after the second visit to ensure the problem has been eradicated.

  • Note: Oriental cockroaches are harder to eradicate than other species as the egg cases can survive longer; a fourth visit might be needed with this species.

    What does the treatment involve?

    Residual Insecticides

    Infested areas are sprayed with an insecticide solution that dries onto the surface. The insecticides we use are not hazardous to people or pets once they have dried. These insecticides remain active for two weeks following the spray. Please refrain from mopping or vacuuming treated surfaces during this time, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the cockroach treatment.

    Insecticide dusts and gels

    In some areas where the sprays are not appropriate, insecticide gels can be used. The gel baits are less effective than the residual spray because they cover a smaller areas.

    Housekeeping and storage

    Cockroaches came into your premises for a reason; we can advise you on how to remove their source of food and places to hide. Good general advice is not to leave food debris (crumbs, scraps, etc.) and cooking grease on floors or other surfaces, and to make sure that food waste is stored in a bin with a sturdy lid.

    Further information

    If you would like a free quote or have any questions then please get in touch.

    You can download our client information sheet for rodent control and other pest control services here

    We use a range of products for insect control. If you are concerned about any of them, please click the relevant link below to download the relevant safety data sheet

  • Cimetrol Super
  • Fendona
  • Demand
  • Goliath Gel
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