cockroach removalCockroach Control & Treatment London

We will identify cockroach infestations, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

cockroach removal Cockroach Control & Treatment London

We will identify cockroach infestations, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are more than just an annoying pest. They pose a serious health risk, harbouring over 33 different strains of harmful bacteria and pathogens such as salmonella that is linked to typhoid.

If you have spotted cockroaches in your home, small pepper like droppings or empty skins, then you are in the right place! At Pestcure we offer reliable, professional and effective cockroach control treatments at affordable prices.

Below we have some great tips and advice!

How Would You Get Rid of Cockroaches in my Property?

COCKROACHES ARE A THREAT TO YOUR FAMILY, HOME AND BUSINESS AND PESTCURE LTD WILL NOT BE SATISFIED UNTIL EVERY SINGLE COCKROACH IS ELIMINATED FROM YOUR PREMISES.

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Proper sanitation is key to removing cockroaches. Keeping your home clean is a good place to start as cockroaches are particularly attracted to all types of dirt and soiled filth.

Roaches are always on the hunt for fresh food sources and the most beneficial way to prevent them is to cut their food and water supply, especially in the kitchen area.

In addition, you should try to implement the following list:

1. Limit the consumption of food to one location if possible.

2. Do not leave dirty used dishes on work tops or in the sink. Try to wash and dry them immediately and store them away.

3. Keep any areas that contain water dry, for example your sink, shower or bath.

4. Remove any wet sponges or cloths and clean, dry and store.

5. Check your plumbing and pipework-fix any leaks or damp as roaches need water to survive.

6. Clean any spills, debris or crumbs straight away.

7. Ensure that all bins are taken out daily and make sure that they are empty at night time.

8. Degrease your cooker after use and keep it clean.

9. Store food in sealed containers and do not leave food exposed.

10. Inspect behind or under fridges as the warm environment is favourable for the roaches.

11. Removing or clearing up clutter will help; they can be commonly found hiding amongst cardboard and paper.

12. Keep the exterior and interior of your property structurally sound. Seal, fill or secure any entry or exit points as they are known to scuttle through cracks, holes and harbour in crevices.You can use products like clear caulk, steel wool, expanding foam or copper mesh.

13. Installing door sweeps/guards to contain the roaches, prevents them from spreading to other areas. Window screens are also a good idea.

14. Vacuuming and sweeping your floors regularly needs to be a priority. If egg sacs are present on flooring they contain pheromones, which will attract more roaches to the area.

15. Do not leave any pet food on the ground, especially at night time. Feed your animals and withdraw their container, wash and dry for re-use. Alternatively you can leave their bowl outside overnight.

16. Windows, doors and frames must be tightly fitted, ensuring there are no gaps. This prevents entry from outside.

How Much Will a Cockroach Treatment Cost Me?

Inspection Only

(NO TREATMENT)

Three Part Visit + 3 Month  Guarantee

(RECOMMENDED)

If you opt for the recommended three part visit, we offer flexible payment options allowing you to pay in 3 x installments after each visit to help you spread the cost. Minimum of 3 treatments for cockroaches.

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Our experts team will revert with a best quote for your problem.

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Our experts team will revert with a best quote for your problem.

Cockroach Hiding Places

  1. Kitchen and behind work tops
  2. Pipe ducts
  3. Bathroom area
  4. Floor cavities
  1. Shelving and wooded areas
  2. Laundry rooms
  3. Damp spots
  4. Washing machine, dish washer and tumble dryer.
  1. Warm, dark moist areas
  2. Storage units
  3. Wall fixtures
  4. Drain covers

Cockroaches Traps

There are various traps available that can help control the situation to some degree, although they are not a viable long term solution. Specially scented or baited, these devices lure them in and they get stuck in the sticky substance.

You could also try a natural cockroach control by simply mixing equal amounts of sugar and baking soda together, placing inside a bowl and then placing into a bigger bowl filled with water.

Once they ingest and drink water, it will cause a chemical reaction, ultimately killing the roach.

If all else fails, it’s time to call a professional pest control company.

At Pestcure ltd, all our technicians are highly trained in dealing with cockroach infestations and we have various treatments available with a guaranteed service.

We will eliminate these pests once and for all!

Our cockroach exterminator will create a planned solution, tailored to your needs, and exterminate them safely and effectively.

Cockroach Control For Your Home Or Business

Whether it’s your home or business that’s infested, Pestcure Ltd have various cockroach treatments available.

We can get rid of your cockroaches and give expert prevention advice to stop them returning. We are specialists in dealing with cockroaches; contact us today for a no obligation quote.

Signs Of Cockroaches

Contrary to popular belief, you are much more likely to see signs of a cockroach infestation before you actually see one. This is due to the fact that they are nocturnal insects and prefer to hide during daylight hours.

Roaches surface at night to scavenge for food as they are less likely to be spotted. This gives them the opportunity to breed quickly as if the signs are not identified, they have free reign to multiply undisturbed.

It is absolutely vital that a cockroach infestation is dealt with swiftly or it could spiral out of control. Signs of an infestation in your home or business are not always obvious at a first glance but if you suspect a cockroach problem, then you should look out for things such as:

1) UNFAMILIAR OR UNUSUAL SMELL: An infestation that has progressed for some time will have a unique scent. Some describe the odour as sweet, sickly smell that is known to linguire in the air and taint items on contact. The cause of the smell can be from various factors such as: decomposing roaches, pheromones, droppings and odour trails.

2) SHREDDED SKIN: Roaches will shed cast nymphal skins around five to eight times as they progress to adults. These skins are usually found near their harbouring areas.

3) SMEAR MARKS: When water is plentiful, cockroaches will leave behind brown irregular shaped smudges. You should check floor/wall meeting points and parallel surfaces for such marks.

4) COCKROACH DROPPINGS: When water is scarce, the mature adults will produce browny/black cylinder shaped droppings that are approximately 2mm in length. Immature roach faeces can look like pepper granules or ground coffee and lots of faeces can indicate a large infestation.

5) DAMAGE: Check for signs of damage as cockroaches will eat just about anything! They can ruin items such as: leather goods, books, organic produce and food packaging.

What Happens If Cockroaches Come Back Or The Treatment Doesn’t Work Fully?

We offer a 3 month guarantee to all of our clients, providing that your 3 part treatment plan is carried out according to the technician’s recommendations.

How To Prevent Cockroaches

Cockroaches, alongside being annoying bugs, can also be really dangerous to humans as they carry microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses that are hazardous to human health.

Both homes and businesses are susceptible to a cockroach infestation if certain precautions are not taken. The good news is that you can prevent an infestation by following a few easy steps, keeping these pests at bay.

1) CLEANLINESS: It is paramount to keep your home clean, as the cockroaches will search for food and water sources, thriving off your home or business. Roaches have pheromones in their droppings to signal to other roaches that they have found a safe area to breed and feed, so continuous cleaning will help to prevent an infestation.

2) FOOD AND STORAGE: Keeping food in sealed containers, and only in the kitchen will also help prevent roaches. If dirty used dishes or food are left in other areas of the house, the roaches will thrive off the left overs and spread throughout the house. This includes rinsing cans and bottles before putting them in the bin as the sweet residue left in them will attract the roaches.

3) HOOVERING: Vacuuming your kitchen at night (to collect any excess crumbs from the day) will also prevent cockroaches as they come out at night to feed off any food debris on the flooring area.

4) TEMPERATURE CONTROL: The roaches typically like warmer temperatures so by keeping your home cooler, they will not like the lower temperatures and will not be able to breed. Roaches are cold blooded arthropods, meaning that they do not survive the best in non favorable conditions.

5) OPENINGS/CRACKS: Cockroaches will find their way through cracks/holes in walls, doors and crevices. The best way to stop them coming in is to seal/cover these openings, stopping there entry points. It is also advised to put the plugs in sinks and baths when going away or leaving a property empty for a period of time as this also prevents entrance points. During daylight hours, the roaches prefer to hide in dark, tight areas likes cracks in the walls and windows.

You need to pest proof your home or business, make everything is structurally sound from inside out. As mentioned before, find any vulnerabilities and fill/seal as necessary. you can use clear caulk which is quite effective if applied in the correct areas, as well as copper mesh and steel wool which are also handy for filling holes.

Gaps between floor boards are another way they can scuttle around your home and if you really want to cover all angles, then fill the gaps with a suitable sealant.

6) DAMP/WATER LEAKS: The insects are attracted to damp conditions as they can live for a whole month surviving just off water! This is why they are more attracted to homes that have water leaks or damp. You should try to fix any water problems as soon as is reasonably possible to eliminate their main survival source.

7) REGULAR RUBBISH REMOVAL: Keep your bins clean/empty and regularly dispose of the bags as the roaches will be attracted to the food leftovers in the rubbish.

8) RUN WATER: It is possible for roaches to hide in pipes, so by running water for a few minutes, it will flush out any waiting to enter your home. Make sure that you dry any wet places thoroughly, including sinks, bath tub, and shower cubicles.

9) REMOVING ANY CLUTTER can limit their hiding places and even remove their food source. Roaches are commonly found near lots of papers and cardboard so try to limit the amount you leave laying around.

10) STORAGE AND SECOND HAND FURNITURE: When bringing second hand furniture or belongings that have been in storage for a while into your home, make sure to thoroughly clean all parts of the items as there may be roaches hiding in small areas. For instance, in clothing, they may hide in hoods or pockets. In a box or in furniture, they may be in drawers, or underneath the furniture.

Of all the above tips, a clean, well sanitized environment is by far the most effective cockroach prevention tip. keeping all areas of your property spotless is key as they are highly attracted to dirt and grime.

Ensure that you regularly clean hidden areas such as behind cookers as these areas are often missed and could invite a potential infestation.

More Tips On Preventing Roaches

  1. Aromatic plants such as lavender and citronella are a natural prevention against roaches as they do not like the scent. Most shop bought repellents will have a lavender or citronella scent for this very reason but other things like: bay leaf, garlic, osage orange and cucumber are also effective.
  2. Essential oils can prevent or even kill cockroaches, helping to fight against your cockroach problem. Peppermint, catnip, and oregano are effective at repelling roaches while eucalyptus, cedar, and rosemary are known for killing them.
  3. If all else fails, it’s time to call a professional pest control company. At Pestcure Ltd, all of our technicians are highly trained in dealing with cockroach infestations and we have various treatments available with a guaranteed service. We will eliminate these pests once and for all!
  4. Our cockroach exterminator will create a planned solution, tailored to your needs, and exterminate them safely and effectively.

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DuncanDuncan
20:01 07 Nov 23
I have a tenanted property and am not local to it. James was diligent, professional and considerate with both the tenant of the property and I; giving us advice on how to deal with the rodent issue we had. I would highly recommend James and Pestcue to solve the problem First rate, honest and keeps to his word.
Tristan CollinTristan Collin
10:49 01 Nov 23
Been hearing scuttling for about a week until two nights ago when it sounded like someone was breaking into our kitchen. We went in to find a huge rat running around the surfaces. The next day we called James from pest cure and he was here within a few hours. During the visit he located the hole the rat was coming through & even saw the rat. By the time he left the kitchen was put back perfectly with two heavy duty traps hidden by the hole (non of those Amazon pieces of plastic). Although he said it could take a week, that night we heard a thwack and saw a dead rat in the morning. Called up James and he said he’d be here the same day to pick up the rat and fill the hole.For something that can make you feel so disgusting in a house, James sorted us perfectly and I highly recommend Pestcure. 10/10.
Cass DevCass Dev
18:30 27 Oct 23
James is a very professional and knowledgeable pest controller. We are currently using his services for a bed bug related issue and he had been brilliant throughout the process, always able to fit in an appointment at convenient times. Would highly recommend him.
Joseph MarkidesJoseph Markides
08:37 25 Oct 23
Unfortunately my issue with Mice in my flat was not resolved. James told me I had a “mild infestation” which I assumed would have been easy for a professional to deal with.Unfortunately, a bit more than a month after James’s initial visit, we still see mice in the flat.James was professional and explained that that there are holes in my walls which are large and difficult to reach which I understand and appreciate. Additionally, James was very responsive and came out to the flat a number of times to investigate the situation which is highly appreciated.However, I hired Pestcure to help me sort out an issue, paid their fee, but after a number of visits the issue continues to persist.Response to reply: I don’t understand why this is so disappointing to you. Imagine my disappointment then when I still see rodents in my flat after I paid your fee. I did mention that I appreciate the fact that you came out multiple times and I did mention that James tried his best. Also the claim that I did not close the holes is ridiculous and undermines your response. This is because I could not close the holes while James had traps and other rodenticides down there. I had to wait until James’s last visit before I took action with another professional.
Timothy PrattTimothy Pratt
12:27 21 Oct 23
Had bedbugs. Appointment was arranged quickly with Pestcure and James came for 3 treatments to get rid of our itchy friends.Was always easy to arrange the next step and James was always flexible and also let me know exactly when he was likely to arrive. James was always extremely pleasant and informative.Most importantly, the difference has been great and it’s been a fortnight (before the 3rd treatment) since we last saw a bedbug.
JADE BEAVENJADE BEAVEN
13:56 08 Oct 23
I can honestly say that pestcure is one of the best companies I have dealt with. My horses stable was plagued with rats and I was at my wits end! James knows his stuff 100% and I am so grateful that my horses food is no longer being eaten by rodents. Thank you so much Pestcure!
John CastleJohn Castle
20:49 07 Oct 23
Iv used pest control people before and haven’t experienced such attentive and great, knowledgeable service. They were just great, dealt with our issue in our offices very quickly and at a good price! Would recommend to all. ThankYou guys
r homawalar homawala
19:53 06 Jan 23
James was very helpful and proactive in helping us with our problem. He explained the procedure and was happy to come back if we had any new problems.
Zoe CopleyZoe Copley
14:05 28 Dec 22
I would highly recommend Pest Cure. James provided excellent service and advice. He was very pragmatic and reassuring. The costs to deal with a mouse issue were very reasonable. The follow up was excellent and he went above and beyond to prevent further incursions by sealing up holes and grates. Overall, excellent, pleasant and professional service.
Grace ThirkellGrace Thirkell
07:49 01 Nov 22
Highly recommend this company. James was so helpful and invested so much time with us to sort our problem. James’s was always on the other end of the phone to provide support and information and really cares about his clients to get the problem solved. Just want to say thank you to James as he helped me through a very challenging time!
Alex HathiramaniAlex Hathiramani
07:49 26 Oct 22
Fantastic experience, James is v knowledgeable and has all the lot needed to remove any issues. Thinks about the client and is reasonably priced unlike other big big competitors who I feel don't have the same skill set. Would definitely re use although I'm hoping I won't need to!So my original review above was last year's issue, this year I had a larger rodent problem, called out James and yet again he's resolved the issue.Issues arose due to rodents living under an outbuilding. James' initial reaction was that it was a drainage issue. He was so thorough, put 2 x cameras down below the outbuilding, removed the decking himself and refused to leave the issue until it was resolved. He came out for 5 visits and after activity seen on camera for over 5 weeks, I've now been 11 days without an issue. This chap is the best in the business full stop, he's fitted drain valves (to stop the rat issue) and persistent rodent bait to eliminate the issue. If the issue comes back I know who to call, but I am at ease now because he has solved the source of the problem and has guided me on how to prevent it in the future. Absolutely brilliant experience and 5 stars really doesn't do his service justice.
Jatin PunjabiJatin Punjabi
22:01 09 Oct 22
James is an extremely professional and kind individual who explains what the problem is and gives his honest opinion. He follows up with good solutions and walks you through the how, what and why. Furthermore, he's helpful throughout the process and is happy to take any further questions or concerns. We used his services for rodent issues and the situation has been improving. Obviously some of it is down to construction issues, but he's more than willing to make you understand the underlying reasons as well. Would highly recommend his service.
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