Cockroach Control:

The three principle species found in the UK are the German cockroach, the Oriental and the American cockroach. Diseases: Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, Pasteurella, Salmonella spp, Salmonella typhosa and Shigella spp.

German cockroach (Blattella germanica) - 12-15 mm, mid brown with yellow thorax having to dark brown stripes. Long antennae. The insect prefers a warm moist environment and common in UK. Life span 60-250 days depending on temperature.

Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis) - 17-30 mm, dark brown to black very shiny and very flattened. The insect is found mainly in heated buildings, dustbin areas, waste compactors, cellars, boilerhouses, ductings and lift shafts. Widespread in UK. Life span 128 -150 days.

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