Cockroach prevention advice, how to identify ongoing infestations and how we exterminate them.

Cockroaches are one of the most unpleasant and potentially harmful infestations you can have. I don't mean to scare you, but if you think you have cockroaches it's vital you call us as soon as possible, even just for some advice. They are usually between 10-15 mm in size, light brown with two or more dark stripes on its pronoun. 

These guys spread incredibly fast. During their adult life span, each female lays around 175 eggs in around just 6 months, which is one reason why it's so important to act at the first sign of infestation.


Cockroaches are not fussy when it comes to mealtime, in fact, they would literally eat anything if it contains even an ounce of nutritional value. This includes excrements, dead animals, garbage, and any food which you have around your kitchen. It's common for cockroaches to suddenly die and to lay eggs at any time they feel like it, so you can easily get a fright when you open your cereal box in the morning.


Because cockroaches thrive in conditions of filth they are known to spread at least 33 different types of bacteria including Salmonella, E.coli, 6 different types of parasite worms and have harmful effects on people with asthmatic difficulties, so if you see any sign of cockroaches please get in touch with Manchester Pest Control immediately.  


How Cockroaches Spread

  • When your neighbors have an infestation they may want to expand into your home, so they will get in through any holes in your walls 

  • Foods brought into your home can contain eggs if the business has an ongoing infestation 

  • decaying foods inside or close to your property may attract them

How To Prevent Cockroach Infestations 

Manchester Pest Control recommends several ways for cockroaches control Manchester, firstly, cockroaches are attracted to food so the number one prevention method is sanitation. Remove any food you have lying around on your kitchen worktops, try to only eat in one room so crumb areas are limited, empty your trash on a regular basis and use lids that are tightly shut and hoover up often. Taking these steps as well as sealing up any entry points is as much as anyone can do to prevent a cockroach infestation. 

How We Remove Your Cockroach Infestation at Manchester Pest Control 

DIY methods are not recommended as it can be difficult to completely remove the problem for an untrained person, so it may be more efficient and even cheaper in the long term to contact Dr Pest Control to exterminate your cockroach infestation. We use a specially formulated gel that attracts and kills them within a few hours, this gives them time to go back to their hiding place to die instead of on your carpet. This process is completely safe so you can stay at home whilst our technicians do their job. 

After this, we will proceed to proof any visible ways the cockroaches entered your home to ideally stop any new infestations from happening again in the future. Please contact the team for a free no-obligation quote on 07541971946.