Cockroaches

Identifying cockroaches

Most commonly found types of cockroach are the Oriental or German cockroaches which are:

  • 10-25 mm long
  • light, dark brown or black

Home treatments for cockroaches

An adult must be present throughout each visit. Treatments in your home typically involve:

  • up to 3 visits treating two to three weeks apart
  • placing gel bait under sink cabinets, around door hinges and other affected areas
  • a spray for intensive infested areas
  • an advice sheet with information about the bait used, where it was placed, and any special precautions needed
  • measures to protect children and pets

Preventing cockroach infestation

You can prevent cockroaches from entering you home by:

  • filling any cracks
  • reducing clutter
  • cleaning pet droppings with detergents and disinfectant
  • putting dead cockroaches in a plastic bag and in your wheelie bin
  • cleaning up all food debris from floors, tables, cupboards, and drawers

Treatment prices

Book pest control

For queries about bookings and for payments please call 020 8753 1081.

Or email pestcontrol@lbhf.gov.uk

Our opening times are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).