Generally speaking cockroaches in domestic premises are rare in this part of the county. However they are not unknown in certain local towns especially in food retail areas.
SIGNS OF COCKROACH ACTIVITY
Live insects – cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day. You will most likely see them when turning on the light in the kitchen at night
Egg cases (oothecae) and cast skins – cockroaches shed their skin 5-8 times as they mature
Cockroach droppings – cockroaches leave a dust of black/dark brown droppings that are cylindrical & less than 2mm wide if water is scarce. They are found on horizontal surfaces & wall-floor junctions where cockroaches run
Smear marks – cockroaches produce these marks instead of droppings if water is readily available, they are brown in colour and irregular in shape
Odour – established cockroach infestations produce an unpleasant, musty smell.
Damage – cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat almost anything, food stuffs, organic goods including leather, books, paper, clothing and animal matter (such as hamster or rabbit droppings – as well as their food). They will also consume packaging, plastics etc…
Cockroaches can only be controlled by regular inspection and treatment. IDM offer service contracts for these and all other pests where ongoing control is required.