There are two main species of cockroach in Britain, Oriental and German Cockroaches.
Cockroaches are not usually observed out of doors in the British climate, although the Oriental can survive better than favouring warm and/or humid areas including hospitals, hotels, restaurant kitchens, blocks of flats, bakeries, laundries particularly in areas such as heating ducts and boiler rooms. They are by nature nocturnal and in infested areas will often be seen scurrying away when lights are turned on.
Cockroaches will eat almost anything including human faecal matter, hence their reputation of disgust and revulsion. There is no tolerance in British society for the presence of cockroaches and sightings will often be reported to Environmental Health officers with resultant potential fines or closures not to mention bad publicity and loss of business.
Keeping premises scrupulously clean and tidy, repair defective water and heating systems.
Cockroach infestations will invariably require the services of a professional pest control company to resolve the problem. After a thorough survey the application of combinations of residual insecticides and baits will normally be followed up by a monitoring regime.
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