Some of the most common ways of introduction cockroaches into apartments, houses, shops and other places are in laundry, in boxes of foods, in used furniture, luggage etc. German cockroaches, unlike Oriental ones, do not usually crawl in from the outside in the cool Scottish weather. But they might crawl in from the next door, and taking into account their great climbing abilities it could also be from downstairs, upstairs or even across several floors vertically in a cockroach infested tenement which often is the case in Glasgow. Cockroaches are not only hugely repulsive, especially when they appear in large numbers in the kitchen at night or when dark, but they are also a threat to man's health. The German Cockroach is a vector of serious diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis and possibly many more. When cockroaches get into premises it can initially go unnoticed for some time, even for months due to their nocturnal way of life. By the time they get incidentally discovered when pulling out a fridge or a cooker in the kitchen to carry out household chores in these otherwise hard-to-access areas it could be too late because of their fast reproduction cycle. Unless the specimen found was only a lonely wanderer that could in some way be killed on the spot I recommend you to call in an experienced insect pest controller to have the infestation assessed, priced and dealt with as soon as you can because leaving it would make it only worse. There are two cockroach species commonly found in Glasgow – the German Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach. Control is similar for both with certain differences. When you are looking to hire someone to have infestation of cockroaches cleared be aware that it will definitely need more than just one visit with one off treatment to have it completely removed. I have heard of some companies advertising ‘’miraculous one off treatments with guarantee’’. It is not feasible. An integrated cockroach control programme consisting of repeat treatments and involving monitoring is more appropriate. Czechmate Pest Control has the expertise, experience and confidence to effectively treat and remove any cockroach infestation you might have.
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