At Tactical Environmental Services our Pest Control technicians understand the nature and habits of Cockroaches and offer a full range of treatments to deal with this pest fast and effectively whilst maintaining a high level of safety and hygiene.

Diseases associated with cockroaches are dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid and poliomyelitis. Cockroaches feed on various products, but most concerning are their own and other faeces, as well as food for human consumption.

The German Cockroach (Blatella germanica) is 12-15mm long and brown with two dark stripes on the thorax. Females carry 35-40 eggs in their Ootheca (egg case) which normally hatch after one month. Nymphs (young cockroaches) will reach sexual maturity after approximately ten weeks.

The Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis) is dark brown-black in colour and around 25-30mm long. Females deposit approximately 16 eggs in their Ootheca (egg case) which normally hatch after two months, with nymphs taking approximately 5-9 months to develop into adults.