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Many people associate cockroaches with bad restaurants or foreign holidays but the fact is that they can appear anywhere and once you have them you need to get rid of them before they spread and you are facing an infestation. Cockroaches look for shelter, warmth, food and water – conditions that are found in many Devon and Cornwall homes across Plymouth, Exeter and the surrounding towns and villages.

These are some of the more common areas that you are likely to find cockroaches in your Devon or Cornwall property:

Some species of cockroach prefer moist areas

  • Under or around sinks, baths or toilets where there is a supply of water and somewhere dark to shelter
  • Behind dishwashers or washing machines – again it is dark and damp
  • At the back of bathroom cabinets – especially those that have been undisturbed for some time

Warm areas are the preferred conditions for other species

  • Behind or under cookers, fridges, freezers or other kitchen appliances
  • Hiding in undisturbed kitchen or bathroom cabinets
  • The back of washing machines or tumble dryers – again the dark and warm conditions are perfect for cockroaches to take refuge

Dark, hidden areas are also popular 

  • Drains, pipes and plumbing
  • Basements and storage spaces (cockroaches will use paper and boxes as both food and shelter)

There are various species of cockroaches all who need different conditions to survive – whilst some prefer warm and humid conditions, others can survive in cool and damp conditions.

Sometimes it is easier to spot the signs of cockroaches than the actual insect themselves as these creatures are nocturnal. The signs to watch out for are an unsightly smell, cockroach droppings and shed skins which are often found close to the location of the cockroaches.

If you think you may have a cockroach problem call us as soon as possible on Plymouth 01752 929292 and we will arrange to come and assess the problem and provide a solution to eradicate your Devon and Cornwall cockroach problem.


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