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Cockroach control

Cockroaches thrive in urban environments and have become some of the most successful pests in the world. A professional service is one of the most reliable means of cockroach control because off-the-shelf products and solutions are not powerful enough to address a cockroach infestation in all stages of their lifecycle.

With cockroaches, the saying goes, ‘there is never just one’ and we highly recommend contacting Rentokil at the first sign of activity.

Rentokil has products and services to deal with cockroach infestations quickly, discreetly and cost-effectively.

Cockroach inspection and monitoring

Insect monitoring units can support the early detection of cockroaches, enabling you to take quick action and control an infestation at the first sign of cockroach activity.

Cockroach baiting

Cockroach bait is one of the most common methods of cockroach control and is extremely effective in indoor locations such as residential and commercial kitchens, food handling and preparation areas, hotels and hospitals. Once a cockroach has fed on bait, it often returns to the nest to defecate. The insecticide-laden faeces, fluids and the eventual carcass of the infected roach will contain sufficient residual pesticide to kill other cockroaches in the same nesting site.

Cockroach insecticide spray

Insecticide spray delivers effective treatment of cockroaches while leaving a protective barrier that helps maintain long-lasting cockroach control. Ideal for hard-to-reach cracks and crevices where cockroaches may be harbouring. Toxins in the insecticide not only affect the cockroach that makes contact, but also affects other roaches through secondary transmission by exploiting the cannibalistic nature of cockroaches.

Cockroach insecticide dust

Dusting is an effective method of cockroach control. The transfer of dust onto cockroach exoskeletons creates a cycle of secondary transmission which occurs through direct contact with, or ingestion of, traces of insecticide dispersed in the environment by contaminated cockroaches.

How to prepare for your German Cockroach treatment

Once you’ve booked in with us, see how you can best prepare for our service visit with the below list of prep steps to ensure effective minimization of German cockroaches.

How to prepare for your Wood Cockroach treatment

Once you’ve booked in with us, see how you can best prepare for our service visit with the below list of prep steps to ensure effective minimization of Wood cockroaches.

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All Rentokil technicians are highly qualified and trained to industry standards. Our local teams offer a wide range of global innovations and cockroach control solutions for the most effective outcome.

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How much does cockroach control cost?

Your cockroach control costs will ultimately reflect the time and effort it will take to manage them in your home or business. The first step in determining the cost of cockroach control is fully understanding the problem. What kind of cockroaches do you have? Plenty of droppings and old egg cases littered about? Think you might have a cockroach nest hidden in a crevice?

To answer all the above questions, Rentokil will need to visit your property to inspect for cockroaches. Following this, the below factors will determine the most suitable cockroach treatment and its associated costs.

Cockroach species

Identifying the type and size of cockroach infestation plays a key role in the solutions your Rentokil technician will recommend.

Size of premises

The square meterage of your property and premises will have a direct impact on the type of cockroach treatment used and the number of follow-up treatments required.

The severity of cockroach infestation

If many cockroaches are present, you may require more extensive treatment, including revisits. This will have an impact on cockroach treatment cost.

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