Crawling Insects

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are dangerous in your home, as they carry diseases such as Salmonella, Gastro-enteritis, Typhoid and Dysentery. Cockroach droppings have been linked with increases in eczema and asthma.

Children, the elderly or those with existing illnesses are most at risk from a cockroach problem. Beyond health risks, cockroaches produce an offensive odour that taints food and objects that they touch.

Cockroaches are resilient and breed rapidly, so it’s essential to get professional help quickly to ensure infestations don’t become established or spread to neighbouring properties.

When preventing cockroaches entering your home, key areas of risk are gaps around pipes and under doors. Also seal areas where they can hide such as cracks in walls, around skirting boards, behind electrical sockets and appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and dryers. They can also hide under kitchen sinks and bathroom cabinets.

The most effective way to deter cockroaches is to deny them food, water and shelter (or harbourage):

  • Store food in containers or strong sealed plastic bags
  • Clear all waste food and liquid spillages immediately
  • Clean up food debris and keep areas under sinks and appliances clean and orderly
  • Clear used crockery and cutlery immediately
  • Remove pet food and drink – clearing up droppings and litter trays before nightfall
  • Keep refuse in sturdy sealed bins
  • Do not leave liquids in sinks, baths or buckets overnight
  • Fix leaks and control moisture levels – a dehumidifier can help
  • De-clutter, eliminate old newspapers, plastic shopping bags etc…

Get rid of Cockroaches

These insects are very resilient and while DIY cockroach products can deal with immediate problems, professional treatment is necessary for long-term control, otherwise infestations are likely to reoccur, especially when surviving cockroach eggs hatch after one or two months. Our experienced technicians minimise the risk of insecticides in the home with non-toxic proprietary products, which are highly targeted at the crevices where cockroaches hide.

Fleas

Fleas are a common problem in homes especially those with cats or dogs. They can also frequently be found when moving into a home that previously had pets. There are many species of fleas, with the main concern being the distress that flea bites cause people and their pets. We have convenient, safe solutions to treat flea problems.

Getting rid of fleas from your Home

To help prevent fleas becoming established within your home it is essential that you vacuum carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture to get rid of fleas and eggs. Taking great care when emptying the vacuum cleaner as fleas will still be alive.

If you have pets, a flea comb and regular grooming combined with weekly washing of their bedding, (ideally at above 50°C) is essential to kill fleas.

For persistent flea problems we provide a call out service to treat flea infestations. Our certified local technicians offer a fast, reliable and effective service to remove fleas from your home. They are also able to offer advice on other pest problems in your home.