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What Attracts Cockroaches To Your Home?

First and foremost, it is important to note that there are over 4,000 species of cockroaches. Still, the most common species in the UK are German and Oriental cockroaches. However, other species, such as the brown-banded and American cockroaches, are sometimes spotted in the UK too.

There are a variety of reasons why cockroaches may be attracted to your property, including warmth, food or dirty, damp and cluttered conditions.

It can not only be a shock to find out that you have a cockroach infestation, but they can also be dangerous. Cockroaches carry a lot of diseases, including salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus, all of which are easily transferable to surfaces in the home and are harmful to humans.

What Is The Ideal Environment For Cockroaches?

Cockroaches, like any other animals, need to eat, and the main reason they may choose to infest certain properties is to find a source of food. It is therefore important to ensure no food is left lying around, including in drains, on dirty dishes and even pet food bowls. In addition, always try to keep food in sealed containers to decrease the possibility of a cockroach infestation.

The German species will seek warmth and humidity and are more likely to be found lurking behind appliances for a source of extra warmth. In contrast, the Oriental cockroach, who can withstand slightly colder temperatures, prefers to gravitate towards places such as pipes, bathrooms and cellars, which are damper and more humid.

Cockroaches are prone to dehydration and therefore seek water sources alongside warmth and food. This is why they are commonly found in humid conditions, in bathrooms and around pipes. It is, therefore, wise to clean up any spillages or puddles, fix any leaky pipes and ensure no wet clothes, towels or shoes are left lying around.

A clean, dry and decluttered home provides fewer places for cockroaches to hide and thrive. It will therefore decrease the chances of a cockroach infestation. However, an infestation can sometimes be completely out of your hands.

An infestation can sometimes occur due to the cockroaches travelling from a nearby home or business recently treated. Therefore, it

Another factor that can lead to the attraction of cockroaches is their need for warmth. Both the German and Oriental species of cockroach enjoy higher temperatures.is always best to make others in the area aware of the issue so they can be prepared and know what signs to look for.

Treatment For Cockroaches

Some cockroach infestations can be treated with insecticides. Still, it is helpful to note that they can lay their eggs in hard-to-reach areas, such as gaps and cracks, which can often make insecticides ineffective.

You should also know that insecticides can harm humans and household pets. Therefore, it is always advised to read the product labels and follow the safety guidelines.

If you have a problem with cockroaches, it is recommended that you contact a professional, trained pest controller, like Wallace Pest Control, who will carry out the safest and most effective treatment methods.


If you have a problem with cockroaches or any other type of pest contact that needs professional treatment, contact us below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.