The German cockroach lives across most of Europe and is sometimes known as the steam fly because of its liking for kitchens on ships.
The German cockroach breeds rapidly and can quickly infest a house. It will also look for food in kitchens or food stores at night, hiding around taps, sinks and drains as they need a water supply to drink.
Cockroaches can carry diseases that can cause serious illness through contamination of food.
Cockroaches can be very difficult to treat and this should only be done by an experienced pest control worker. There are products you can buy for the treatment of cockroaches for which you should always read the manufacturer's label. Hygiene is important as food waste and scraps can provide a food source for cockroaches.
If you suspect you have a cockroach infestation, the Council is on hand to offer help and advice on getting rid of them.
We respond within three working days. Book an appointment.
Owners/occupiers of property/land have a legal responsibility to control pests on their premises.