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What Does Cockroach Season Mean For UK Homes?
Is there really such a thing as cockroach season? For example, is there is period when cockroaches are more active? The answer is yes and no. You see, cockroaches are dormant in winter. They hate the cold, and this is why you don’t see them scurrying around as much. When the weather starts to warm up their activity increases. This is why it often seems as if cockroaches are invading your home during summer. But what do you need to know about the summer cockroach season and what can you do about it?

What you need to know about cockroach season 

Generally cockroaches are a problem in London all year round, although the worst cockroach season occurs during warm weather. This is simply because these pests have evolved over millions of years. Cockroaches first appeared all the way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Back then, earth was far hotter and more humid than it was now. This was the environment in which they first evolved and it’s the environment they still love today. 

This is why you need to be on your guard during summer. As it gets hotter, cockroaches come out of hiding. They also start to breed at an increased pace. This can cause a great deal of distress for homeowners. The last thing you want is to struggle with cockroaches in your home during the best part of the year. This is especially true if you’re going on holiday and your house is unoccupied. You may come home to a full-scale invasion! To prevent this here are a few things you can do during cockroach season. 

Prevention is better than cure

First of all, prevention is always better than cure. You need to avoid attracting cockroaches in the first place. The best way to do this is by keeping your home clean. Make sure your kitchen is kept spotless and cleaned at the end of every day. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink. You’ll also want to store food properly. Avoid leaving it on the counter, or in cardboard boxes. 

Next, keep your eyes peeled for the signs of cockroaches. The clearest sign are dead insects. If you start seeing dead cockroaches then you may have a problem. Also look for things like egg casings and discarded skin. Droppings are another sign that you need to consult a London cockroach control company. These look like small, dark grains of sand. If you’re seeing these all over the place, then you more than likely have cockroaches. 

Finally, if you start seeing cockroaches running around, then you’re definitely infested. This is especially true if it’s cockroach season. But what can you do about this? The first line of defence is shop bought solutions. Placing these near the source of the infestation may help (so long as this can be done safely). If the problem continues, then give us a call. Our team is trained in cockroach removal. We can quickly and easily deal with this problem and save you from having to get your hands dirty.