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If you find a cockroach in your home or business, it is important to act quickly. Not only are these pests known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella and dysentery/gastroenteritis but they also pose significant health risks because their droppings have been linked with an increase risk for eczema among children who live nearby households where roaches reside. Read more: Cockroach life cycle


Cockroaches are one of the most resilient insects out there. They can withstand even harsh chemicals and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential, which only expert products have been able overcome so far with lasting results in any infestation situation


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Why are cockroaches pests?

There are a number of reasons why cockroaches are considered pests. One of the main reasons is that they can carry diseases. Cockroaches have been known to spread 33 kinds of bacteria, six types of parasitic worms, and at least seven other types of human pathogens. They can also contaminate food with their faeces and urine, which can result in food poisoning if it is consumed. Cockroaches can also cause allergies and asthma in people who are allergic to them.

Cockroaches can bring about illnesses such as:

Food poisoning– this is caused by the cockroaches contaminating food with their faeces and urine.

Asthma– this is caused by the allergens that are found in cockroach saliva, faeces, and body parts.

Allergies– these are caused by the proteins that are found in cockroach bodies, faeces, and saliva.

Tapeworms-these are parasitic worms that can be transmitted to humans through the consumption of cockroaches.

Dysentery– this is a bacterial infection that is caused by the Shigella bacteria, which can be found in cockroaches.

Roundworm-this is a parasitic worm that can be transmitted to humans through the consumption of cockroaches.

Viruses-cockroaches have been known to spread a number of different viruses, including the polio virus.

Fungus-cockroaches can spread a number of different fungus, including the Aspergillus fungus.


In addition to the health risks that cockroaches pose, they can also cause damage to property. Cockroaches are known to eat a variety of materials, including food, paper, and cloth. This can cause damage to property in the form of stains and contamination. Cockroaches are also known for their foul odour,which can be caused by their faeces, saliva, and body odour. This can be unpleasant and overwhelming for people who are living in close proximity to them.They can contaminate food with their faeces and urine.

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    Bon Accord Effective Cockroach Control

    Cockroaches are slimy, messy and can cause a serious infestation problem. Once they’re established in your home or business it becomes difficult to get rid of them- especially if neighbours across the street catch wind that there’s been an outbreak! Make sure you take action at first signs for effective controls so everyone stays safe from these pesky pests

    At Bon Accord our British Pest Control Association (BPCA) certified technicians are able to provide customised, targeted treatments to guarantee complete control of your cockroach problem and help to prevent a re-infestation.

    If you have a pest problem in your house, contact us today for free advice and immediate assistance from a local expert. We are here to help!


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    Know your cockroach

    There are over 3000 different species of roaches around the planet, but one that’s especially common in Great Britain are:


    • German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)They like to breed in areas with a lot of food and water, so they’re usually found around your kitchen or scurrying around bathrooms!
    • American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) The American cockroach is a pesky bug found in kitchens and basements, but they prefer to breed outdoors on trees. – 
    • Oriental Cockroaches (Blatta orientalis)It is a dark, black or brown insect that feeds on garbage and decaying things. These pests love cool damp areas which 
    • Brown-Banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa)The Brown-Banded Cockroach is one of the smallest species at 10-15mm length. It can fly in warmer climates and has a stout body, which makes it look intimidating even when small!
    • Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae) –The Australian cockroach is the world’s most common species of roach. They’re often found in dark places, such as kitchens and bathrooms where they feed on scraps left behind by larger animals or humans when we don’t notice them exploring our surfaces too much

    Cockroach FAQ

    Some species of cockroach prefer warmer, damp areas while others prefer cooler conditions. These are the areas in a building where they are found:

    • Kitchens: cupboards, cabinets, hidden areas under sinks, behind machinery such as dishwashers, hidden spaces in appliances
    • Bathrooms: at the back of cabinets, around the plumbing, in the drainage pipes, and any sheltered/hidden dark places
    • Laundry rooms: in cupboards under sinks, around the plumbing, in hidden spaces in washing machines and dryers
    • Basements: in cracks and gaps in walls and floors, under floor boards, in boxes and piles of paper material
    • Drains: inside drains, entering through damaged covers or pipes, and gaps around pipes
    • Outdoors: beneath decking, in undisturbed areas in outbuildings, in rubbish tips

    See our page on signs of cockroach infestation for more details.

    Signs of a cockroach problem can be identified by physical evidence such as:

    • Cockroach droppings
    • Unusual and distinctive odour — caused by their droppings
    • Smear marks
    • Shed skin
    • Cockroach eggs — called ootheca
    • Damage caused by cockroaches, such as chewed packaging
    • Actual sightings of live or dead cockroaches, or body parts, in kitchens, laundry rooms, drains, roof voids and damp basements

    See our main page on signs of a cockroach infestation for more details.

    There are several  cockroach species that are commonly found in the U.K: the German cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, the American cockroach and brown banded cockroach.

    In a word, no. Cockroaches cannot fly. Although they have wings, their wings are not strong enough to lift their bodies off the ground. This does not mean that cockroaches cannot move quickly. They can run very fast and even jump up to two feet high.

    There are a variety of products you can buy at your local DIY store to kill roaches. However, professional treatments will often be more effective and efficient in getting rid of these pesky bugs from home or business properties!

    There are many different treatments for cockroaches. Some popular ones include; sprays, baits and glue traps which can all be used in your home or business to get rid of these pesky insects once they’ve set up camp

    They might!

    In general, roaches are insects that live by eating filth. They don’t really have teeth so they can’t bite humans but their mouthparts are still sharp enough to cause some discomfort or pain

    Cockroaches usually live in dark places like closets, under sinks or inside cabinets. They can also be found on dirty dishes left out for too long as well as behind baseboards that have not been inspected recently – they love living amongst clutter!

    Cockroaches Q&A

    The best product to kill cockroaches is gel bait combined with cockroach traps and organic powders. Each cockroach carries the gel to other members of its species, resulting in a 100% kill within days.

    Cockroach gel bait is a product that attracts roaches to a poison that kills them. The active ingredient in our baits is fipronil, which interferes with the normal function of the insect’s nervous system.

    Cockroach gel bait is an excellent product that works well against cockroaches ,with no lingering chemical odour or fumes to bother people, and no stains on curtains or furniture

    Why are cockroaches so dirty? This is an often asked question. The answer to this question can often depend on the way one defines “dirty”. It could mean that they carry lots of germs or bacteria around with them, or it could also refer to their unpleasant smell.

    Yes if you see a single cockroach it’s time to act! Cockroaches are one of the most common insects found in homes. If you see one, there are likely more hiding out of sight. This is particularly true if you see cockroaches during the day – this may suggest there are nests inside your home.

    Nests can contain thousands of roaches and it’s best to call an exterminator if you see a few roaches in your home.

    Does the size of the cockroach matter?

    Cockroaches come in all sizes, from tiny ones that can hide in cracks to large ones over 2 inches long. In general, the bigger a cockroach is, the older it is and therefore more likely that there’s a nestin your home.

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