We provide a service for the treatment of Cockroaches. Please contact us if you require any assistance


What you need to know


Are they harmful?

Cockroaches are capable of carrying organisms which cause food poisoning in humans and many other bacteria. They will feed on almost anything, including refuse, faecal matter and food for human consumption.


What do they look like?

The two main species of cockroach in Britain are the Oriental cockroach which is dark brown in colour and about 30mm long and the German cockroach which is light yellowish brown, and about 12mm long. both species bodies are divided into three sections and have long antennae protruding from the head. Immature stages look just like the adult on a smaller scale. There may be a distinctive odour due to the presence of cockroach infestation.


Where do they live?

Cockroaches are generally found indoors, in areas such as cellars, basements, kitchens, bakeries and heating ducts. The Oriental cockroach can survive outdoors in Britain. Cockroaches will often remain hidden during the day using cracks and crevices as harbourages. This means that in most cases they will not be evident during the hours of daylight. Most species can climb with ease, especially the German cockroach which can climb smooth vertical surfaces.

Cockroaches can survive for several months without food, but will not live more than a few days without water.



 An application of a residual Gel insecticide, the insecticide is applied to surfaces or where Cockroaches are active.

These areas are not to be washed for at least 14 days after the treatment.

Although new adult Cockroaches may still be emerging up to two weeks after treatment, there still be sufficient insecticide present to kill them off.


Steve Pratt Pest Control Ltd

47 Connaught Road



07835 666848


Lou Miller

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Jade Peters

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Colin Smith

Steve knows is job, is very professional, excellent customer care and a very nice bloke. The mice infestation was at very reasonable rates.


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Balham SW12

After a mouse treatment in a block of 3 flats

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