Have you seen dead cockroaches around your property? Or can you see irregular shaped holes in your wallpaper? Then call TDC Pest Control today. With over ten years’ experience in pest control management, TDC Pest Control have developed a reputation for excellence and professionalism. Whether you have an infestation in your home or commercial property, locally based Gloucestershire pest controllers are used to cover Chipping Sodbury and throughout the Gloucestershire postcode. Our fully certified pest controllers will ensure your pest problem is resolved quickly and efficiently, all whilst being safe and discreet.
Every member of the TDC Pest Control team, is fully certified and highly skilled in all methods of fumigation, poison and insecticide handling as well as extermination. If you have a pest problem that needs a professional, then call TDC Pest Control today on: 01454891186
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TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, including, but not restricted by:
We have included ways an infestation can be identified, as well as some helpful tips and information about just some of the pests our fully certified controllers treat.
Cockroaches: What are they and what do they do?
There are two types of cockroaches treated by our controllers:
German cockroaches are light brown in colour with a wing base, and are approximately 1.5cm in length. These types of cockroaches are usually found in warm, moist environments, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Oriental cockroaches are smooth with a black coloured body. They have no wing base and measure at approximately 2.5cm. Oriental cockroaches are often found in terraced housing, infecting entire blocks of properties as the move throughout the beams and rafters.
Although there are many differences in the two cockroaches that are treated by our controllers, infestation from them can be unsightly and should be treated efficiently by a pest control professional to ensure they do not return.
What is the difference between a German cockroach and an oriental cockroach?
German cockroaches have wings, although are smaller and a lot lighter in colour than oriental cockroaches. While German cockroaches are usually found in warm, moist environments such as kitchens and bathrooms, the oriental cockroach is often found in terraced housing, infesting entire blocks of properties as they move throughout the beams and rafters.
TDC Pest Tip: Rodents and cockroaches love clutter, so to make sure that pests have nowhere to infest in your home, remove unnecessary items and old furniture. Regularly dusting and vacuuming is additionally important.
Identifying a cockroach infestation
There are a few ways to tell if you have cockroaches lurking in your home, noting that the German cockroach has a body with a winged base and the oriental does not, it is important to understand that they can leave damage and infection in a household, with many German cockroaches often spotted in a warmer and more moist environment such as a bathroom, whereas the Oriental cockroach can often be seen moving throughout the beams and rafters in the household.
How can cockroaches be treated?
Cockroach infestations are treated with a water-based insecticide. The treatment is sprayed around the infected area by the controller, and a sticky paste may be applied into drinking straws around the area. Cockroaches ingest the bait and consequently, begin to die. However, the bodies should not be removed from the site immediately, as the remaining cockroaches will feed on the dead bodies and ingest the poison as a result. After this, an insect detector device will then be used to determine whether any infestation remains. If no activity is recorded by the detector, any remaining dead bodies can then be removed and disposed of.
Silver fish: What are they and what do they do?
Silver fish are a teardrop shaped insect varying in colour from white to brown grey with some blue-ish silver tones. They have two long antennas on their head and three very prominent ‘tails’ at the end. Measuring at around 12-19mm in length and with quick movement, these household pests are known for surviving in almost any environment. They prefer dark, damp areas and female silver fish can lay between 2-20 eggs at a time. Silver fish are a year round problem that feed on carbohydrates, including linen, book bindings, cellulose and dead insects; once they find a sufficient source of food they will remain in the same area.
Identifying a silver fish infestation
There are a few ways of identifying if you have a silver fish infestation in your property. If you have noticed some of the following signs, it could mean you need an infestation treated by an expert pest controller:
If you suspect you may have a silver fish problem, or that you have cockroaches infesting in your home or commercial property, call TDC Pest Control today on 01454891186 for a fully certified pest controller to eradicate your problem quickly and efficiently.