Home Pest Control

Home Cockroach Control

Cockroach Control for Homeowners Cockroaches are generally feared by homeowners and are regarded as a dirty pest. They are also a high risk pest to have in your home as they carry a range of serious illnesses.

In fact, cockroaches are the #1 cause of allergies among inner city children and 26% of the US population is said to be allergic to cockroaches.

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Have you spotted a cockroach in your home? Call Ehrlich at for further advice about cockroach control or schedule your FREE Pest Inspection online.

How Ehrlich Can Help with Cockroaches 

The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to contact your local Ehrlich office for professional advice and treatment.

Although as a homeowner, you can get a head start to any treatment plan, by carrying out a thorough cleaning of your home and sealing any cracks and crevices to prevent any more roaches invading.

What Can Ehrlich Do? 

We will plan an effective, customized cockroach solution that will best suit your particular problem and your unique home environment. Our services include:  

  • FREE Pest Inspection - following a thorough inspection, we will place sticky traps strategically around your home to allow us to continue to monitor cockroaches in your home and help us assess the extent of the problem - we will be able to evaluate the size and distribution of the problem and create the most appropriate control plan.
  • Sanitation - the basic, non-chemical method of vacuuming can help to eliminate an enormous amount of cockroaches at one time and immediately impact the size of the population in your home.
  • Treatment (with Baiting) - baits have been shown to be very effective and are a good first choice for treating infestations in your home.
  • Follow-up Service - where required, normally in the case of a severe infestation, Ehrlich’s technicians will pro-actively schedule an extra service after the initial treatment to ensure full control of the problem.
  •  Prevention - through Ehrlich’s Year Round Protection Plan, we offer preventative measures to help guard your home against common cockroaches all year round.

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Are Some Homes More at Risk than Others? 

It is a mistake to assume that if someone has cockroaches they must live in squalor - roaches can occur even in smart, clean homes. However, they are more likely to be attracted to homes with easily accessible food due to poor cleaning and sanitation. Sanitation is critical to a successful control plan.

What Are the Common Signs of Cockroaches? 

If you have not seen any roaches but suspect you may have a problem with a pest, there are common signs you can look for in your home to confirm their presence. Ehrlich’s technicians understand the lifecycle, and crucially the habits, of cockroaches and will be able to inspect common hotspots in your home for roaches.

How Do Cockroaches Get Inside Your Home? 

Cockroaches can gain access into your home through cracks and voids in walls, via drainpipes, air vents and even sewers.

They are often attracted indoors by the food, water and shelter your home can provide.

Once inside your home, cockroaches will seek out warm, dark, and often damp, areas in your home to hide in during day time. As cockroaches are nocturnal by nature, they tend to forage for food and mates at night time, although you may see them during the day if there is a large population present.

Are Cockroaches a Health Hazard? 

Cockroaches are known to carry certain diseases, including salmonella, dysentery, and gastroenteritis. As a homeowner, you are unlikely to come into direct contact with roaches, but you may inadvertently consume food they could have contaminated.

Cockroach droppings, saliva and cast skins are known to cause allergies and are linked to some cases of childhood asthma.

Due to this potential health risk, homeowners are advised to understand the best ways to get rid of roaches.

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