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Cockroach Infestation Control

Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. Cockroaches are known carriers of disease and can present a significant health risk to you and your family or customers. Cockroaches are a very tough species of insect and their ability to breed rapidly makes them very hard to remove. Thankfully, our professional pest control technicians have the right equipment and experience to remove cockroaches in all stages of their lifecycle. 

Our pest control experts have over 30 years’ experience dealing with every type of pest and have the expertise to provide you with a high-quality service that quickly and effectively deals with your pest problem. We work with commercial clients across the North of England and can provide a domestic pest control service in York and the surrounding areas. 

As a professional pest control company, VermEx has a full range of effective insecticides, aerosol pesticides, gel bait & food attractants, and insect repellent that have a quick knock-down that kills cockroaches on contact. 

If you notice any of the signs of a cockroach infestation, such as live cockroaches, mounds of cast skins, egg cases, doppings or dead cockroaches then contact VermEx today by phone on 01904 798676, by email at or by using our contact form to discuss your individual requirements or request a free cockroach quotation.

    Why Are Cockroaches Pests?

    Cockroaches are considered pests because they carry a number of diseases that can be potentially serious to humans. In addition, the presence of cockroaches in your business can have a serious impact on your reputation as they are considered a sign of dirt and unclean surroundings. 

    Cockroaches can cause a number of illnesses, such as food poisoning, salmonella, diarrhoea, dysentery and tapeworms by tracking their faeces across your kitchen counter or food. In addition, cockroach droppings, egg cases, skins and saliva are one of the leading causes of allergies in urban areas. 

    About VermEx

    VermEx is a family run pest control company with over 30 years’ experience in providing a professional pest management and control service to the North of England. Here at VermEx, we pride ourselves on our ability to quickly and effectively react to our customers’ needs and provide an unparalleled level of service that is individually tailored to their needs. 

    Types Of Cockroach

    There are over 3000 different species of cockroaches across the planet, however, thankfully we only have a few to deal with in the UK. These are the most common species of cockroaches in the UK: 

    German cockroach (Blattella Germanica)

    German cockroaches are a light yellow/brown with two distinguishable dark stripes. Adults are 10-15mm long and prefer to live and breed indoors and most often found in kitchens or bathrooms.

    American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)

    The largest of the four common species of cockroaches. American cockroaches prefer to breed outside and live on trees. Reddish-brown in colour, these cockroaches can often be found in basements and kitchens.

    Oriental cockroach (Blatta Orientalis)

    These are a health concern because they love to feed on garbage and decaying things. The oriental cockroach is a shiny black or dark brown colour and loves cool, damp areas.

    Brown-banded cockroach (Supella Longipalpa)

    One of the smallest species of cockroaches at only 10-15mm length. Brown-banded cockroaches usually stay on the ground, however, they have the ability to fly in warmer climates.

    Cockroach Control FAQ

    There are many do-it-yourself products available to tackle a cockroach infestation. However, it is often more cost-effective and reassuring to have a professional pest control service to handle your cockroach problem. Get in touch with VermEx on 01904 798676 for a free quote for your business. 

    Unfortunately, cockroaches are not solitary insects, so if you see one, there are likely to be more you haven’t seen. In addition, if you see a cockroach during the day it often means overcrowding has forced it out into the open, which means you may have a large cockroach infestation on your hands. 

    Some species of cockroaches common to the UK prefer warmer, damp areas, while others prefer cooler conditions. Cockroaches will have hiding places in cracks and crevices in your home & business, under sinks and countertops, behind cabinets, around plumbing, under floorboards, inside drains and around appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines. 

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    If you are worried that your business is suffering from a cockroach problem then call in the experts before it becomes a health risk. We have a range of cockroach control and eradication methods available that can be suited to your unique requirements. In addition, we can also help you seal up entry points and give expert advice to help prevent future infestations. 

    Get in touch with VermEx on 01904 798676, by emailing or by using our contact form for all of your pest control requirements and call in the professionals for fast and effective pest control. We can perform a free site survey on your commercial properties and give you a free quote for any work that we would recommend.