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Cockroach infestation in Somerset or Dorset?

Helliar Pest Control get rid of cockroaches quickly and efficiently

Helliar Pest Control has many years’ experience in dealing quickly and efficiently with a cockroach infestation. With trained and experienced technicians using registered pesticides, an infestation of cockroaches is quickly controlled. Cockroaches, like so many pests, breed quickly and therefore if you are worried you may have an infestation ring us immediately.

cockroach controlWe are very competitive in the market place and have experience in both commercial and domestic premises understanding the need for discreet visits at a time to suit you.

Helliar Pest Control also have a cleaning division that can completely sanitize areas after an infestation. After pest control any traces of food stuffs need to be removed to ensure a totally clean environment, which cockroaches hate!

How do cockroaches cause a problem?

There are two types of Cockroach in the UK, Oriental and German. They are distinguished by their very long antennae, flat oval bodies and their rapid jerky walk.

The German cockroach is a yellowy/brown colour and it can be up to 15mm long. The Oriental Cockroach is a browny/blacky colour 24mm in length. 

Able to climb up smooth and rough surfaces and liking a damp warm atmosphere, kitchens, bathrooms, toilets and basements are favourite places for the cockroach. Cockroaches prefer to live in kitchens and other food preparation areas, so they can feed off food spills and have access to water. Hiding spots for the household cockroach include:

  • cracks in walls
  • confined spaces, such as behind the refrigerator, in a kitchen cupboard or underneath a stack of magazines, newspapers or cardboard boxes
  • any furniture items that are generally left undisturbed
  • kitchen larders, below sinks, in drains and grease traps.

Cockroaches eat a wide range of food, including decaying waste, and spread a number of diseases to humans including salmonella and gastroenteritis. Recent studies have indicated cockroaches can also cause allergies. Producing up to 1200 eggs in 12 months, once established cockroaches become a serious threat to health.

Signs of a cockroach infestation

  • Unusual smell – An infestation of cockroaches can tend to produce a lingering and unpleasant odour.
  • Cockroach droppings – If there is little water available their droppings will be cylindrical and a brown/black colour.
  • Smear marks – They will produce brown and irregular shaped smear marks.
  • Shedding skin – Cockroaches shed skin 5-8 times as they mature and these skins will be found near to where they are hiding.

Why use our cockroach control services?

  • Quick and efficient cockroach control.
  • Local, friendly team.
  • Discreet, unmarked vans. 
  • Trading for more than 80 years in Somerset & Dorset – there is little we don’t know about cockroaches!

How do I get rid of Cockroaches?

Simple. Contact Helliar Pest Control today for a FREE no obligation quote. With many years of experience, we know how it feels when you discover you've got pest problems, so we'll be more than happy to come and see what the best solution is.

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01935 421 777