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TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, including, but not restricted by:
TDC Pest Control: Cockroaches & Rodents
If you suspect you may have an infestation in your property, we can help. We have included some helpful tips and information about just some of the pests our expert controllers treat, and how to recognise the signs of an infestation.
Cockroaches: what species can be treated by a pest controller?
There are two types of cockroaches that can be treated by the TDC Pest Control team, including German and oriental cockroaches.
Oriental cockroaches are smooth with a black coloured body. They have no wing base and measure at approximately 2.5cm. Oriental cockroaches can often be found in terraced housing, infecting entire blocks of properties as they move throughout the beams and rafters.
German cockroaches are light brown in colour with a winged base, and are approximately 1.5cm in length. These types of cockroaches are usually found in the warmer, moist environments, such as your kitchen or bathroom.
How to determine if you have a cockroach infestation in your domestic or commercial property
There are numerous ways in which you can confirm if you are experiencing a cockroach infestation, as both the German and oriental cockroach differ slightly in appearance (the German cockroach has a body with a winged base and the oriental does not), German cockroaches can be found in warm, moist environments such as a bathroom or kitchen; in comparison, the oriental cockroach can often be seen moving throughout the beams and rafters in your household.
TDC Pest Fact: A cockroach can live up to a week without its own head.
The life cycle of the Oriental cockroach
Oriental cockroaches have a somewhat seasonal development cycle. They often develop at a quicker pace during the rainiest parts of the year. Adult population reaches its peak in late spring and early summer and in comparison slows down by early autumn. A female oriental cockroach can produce on average eight egg capsules per lifetime. Each of these egg capsules contain approximately 16 eggs. These eggs then develop into nymphs, in which go through seven stages before becoming adults, taking around one year to develop. Once adult, the life span of an oriental cockroach can vary from 34-180 days.
Rodents: What types are subject to pest control?
Rodents are mammals commonly characterized by their continuously growing incisors. There are three types of rodent that are subject to pest control: Rats, mice and squirrels.
Identifying a mice or rat problem
Rats thrive on familiarity, and once they have moved into your home it won’t be long until their friends turn up uninvited to join them. The thought of rats or mice living in your kitchen for instance can be unbearable. There are a few ways to tell if you have mice or rats lurking in your home, including:
What is the difference between mice and rats?
Rats are much larger than mice, averaging at approximately 9-11 inches long, with their thick tail shorter than their bodies, as opposed to mice which have thinner tails the same length if not longer than the size of their body. Rats also weigh a lot more than mice due to the difference in size; at around just 6 weeks, a rat is already around 100 grams, over double the weight of an adult mouse.
If you suspect you have a flea infestation or you are experiencing other unwanted pests in your home or commercial property, give TDC Pest Control a call today on: 01872470076 for one of our locally based pest controllers to resolve your pest issue quickly and safely.