Cockroaches

Cockroach Control Solution

Ultimate Pest Control provides an industry leading Cockroach Control Solution. Our technicians service Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, and Leinster. We provide service to residential and commercial properties. A cockroach infestation is a serious issue. Left untreated, they can cause serious illness. Cockroaches are resilient. Therefore, eradication can be tough. Especially once they start breeding. However, our cockroach solution is efficient and effective. We guarantee eradication, everytime! 

Cockroach Control Solution:

  • Inspection to Confirm Infestation
  • Cockroach Treatment
  • Preventative Advice
  • Disinfection Service
  • Follow Up Service

All About Cockroaches

There are over 4,500 species of cockroaches in the world. However, only 30 are considered pests. The German Cockroach is the most common pest of the species in Ireland.

Cockroaches are nocturnal. Except when the population is high. A high population means competition for food at night. Therefore, some cockroaches would have to eat during the day.  

Cockroaches can survive several months without food. However, they cannot survive more than 3 days without water. They like sweet and starchy foods. However, they will eat anything. Including faecal matter, and even other cockroaches.

Cockroaches are attracted to warm and humid places. For example, kitchens, bathrooms or boiler rooms. They nest in warm, dark places, with access to food and water. For example, under a fridge, stove or sink.

German cockroaches lifespan is between 100 – 200 days. The female cockroach produces eggs, called ootheca. She carries this for 28 days, when the nymphs hatch. The average amount of nymphs per ootheca is 30. Nymphs take 6 – 12 weeks to reach maturity. They shed their skin as they grow. Roughly shedding 5 or 6 times before adulthood.  

Species of Cockroaches in Ireland

The American Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach are in Ireland. However, they are quite rare.

The German Cockroach:

  • Light Yellow to Tan Brown in Colour
  • Roughly 15mm in Length
  • Dark Parallel Stripes on Thorax
  • Oval Shaped

Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

A cockroach infestation poses a serious health risk. They carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Both on their bodies and in their faeces. As they move, they contaminate everything they touch. For example surfaces, utensils, and exposed foods. Therefore, humans can easily contract a serious illness. 

Additionally, their shed skins and faeces can cause allergies. This ranges from minor rashes to asthma attacks. Young children are particularly at risk for this.  

Common Illnesses Spread by Cockroaches:

Do you have a Cockroach Infestation?

Learn how to identify the signs of a cockroach infestation!

  • Really bad musty odour. Even a single cockroach has a really bad smell. So the odor from an infestation would be unmissable. 
  • Shed skins. Cockroaches shed roughly 5 times before reaching maturity. Seeing these skins is a sign of infestation
  • Droppings. Small, dark, pepper like droppings. Usually found on surfaces. Additionally, they can be found behind large appliances.   
  • Empty Egg Cases. They are brown and oblong in shape. Typically found in tight, protected areas. Such as wall crevices or behind furniture
  • Damage to food or packaging. 

Can I Prevent a Cockroach Infestation?

There are ways to prevent a cockroaches infestation. Firstly, ensure your home is proofed. Identify any potential entry points. For example any gaps in doors, floors and vents. Seal up any that are a half an inch or larger. Repair any leaks within a premises. This will cut off a potential water source.

Secondly, ensure the premises is always kept clean and tidy. Inside and outside. Bins should always be covered. Floors should always be free from food debris.