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Got Cockroaches? We’ve got it covered!


Herefordshire residents and business owners - are you having problems with a cockroach infestation? Call in PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford for cockroach advice and control.

Cockroaches can and do carry organisms which cause food poisoning. As they are often found in places like kitchens due to the humidity and food sources this is a real problem for food businesses and householders.

Cockroaches rarely live outside in the British climate however, they do thrive indoors particularly in and around heating ducts, boilers and other heat producing appliances such as tumble driers. They breed rapidly and can often present a real problem in large spaces housing boiler rooms such as hospitals, hotels, restaurants and blocks of flats.

There are two main species of cockroach in the United Kingdom, the German cockroach and the Oriental cockroach. The German cockroach is a light yellow / brown colour, around 10-15mm in length whilst the Oriental cockroach is black and larger, normally around 20-24mm in length.

Professional pest control is essential to treat cockroaches. As German cockroach egg cases carry 30 or more nymphs and the Oriental cockroach egg capsules carry around 12-18 nymphs, an infestation can take hold quickly. It is therefore important to treat the unhatched eggs to prevent the nymphs from hatching later.

Pest controllers will have access to insecticides not available to the general public and are trained in their use.

It can be trick to get access to the areas needed to be treated to eradicate cockroaches but don’t worry as we’re fully trained and qualified to treat cockroaches at PGM Pest Control. Professional pest controllers like PGM Pest Control Herford will also make sure that the risks to non-target species, including humans and pets, are minimised.

What can you expect from PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford if you have a cockroach infestation?

  1. We usually have a chat with you first to find out a bit about the problem and the environment in which infestation is.

  2. We’ll then arrange a suitable day and time to come out to treat the problem. We can offer rapid response times so don’t worry if you’ve found cockroaches because we can deal with it quickly for you.

  3. If we can’t see a problem – don’t panic! Cockroaches often remain hidden in the day so if we can’t see evidence of a problem, we’ll make sure we install monitoring equipment for you. We’re always one step ahead of the pests!

  4. Once we’ve treated the problem, we’ll give you some advice on how to prevent a future infestation.

There are some really simple things you can do to prevent cockroaches taking up residence in your property, such as:

  • Keeping areas clean and tidy: make sure you clean your surfaces and remove all food residues.

  • Don’t leave dirty crockery and utensils out on sides and make sure you pay attention to areas which attract heat and food which you might not regularly clean such as the top of the fridge and below it.

  • Keep your bins regularly emptied and make sure they have tight lids (a handy tip to prevent most pests!).

  • Proof and maintain / repaid your property: fix leaky sinks and pipes to prevent water sources and seal holes to prevent entry, such as gaps around windows and doors.


Did you know that, at PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford, we offer pest proofing services as well as pest control. As us about our pest proofing services – we’re always happy to give you a free no-obligation quote.


If you have a pest problem, call PGM & Son Herefordshire & Worcestershire on 01981 241334 / 07964 370480 for advice and guidance.

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