There are two main species of cockroach in Britain they are the Oriental cockroach which is dark brown in colour and about 30mm long and the German cockroach which is light yellowish brown, and about 12mm long.  Both species bodies are divided into three sections and have long antennae protruding from the head. Immature stages look just like the adults on a smaller scale.  There may be a distinctive odour due to the presence of Cockroach infestation.
Cockroaches are generally found indoors, in areas such as cellars, basements, kitchens, bakeries and heating ducts.  The Oriental cockroach can survive outdoors in Britain.  Cockroaches will often remain hidden during the day using cracks and crevices as harbourages.  Most species can climb with ease, especially the German cockroach which can climb smooth vertical surfaces.

Cockroaches can survive for several months without food, but will not live for more than a few days without water.

Cockroaches are capable of carrying the organisms which cause food poisoning in humans and many other bacteria.  They will feed on almost anything, including refuse, faecal matter and food for human consumption.

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Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) are small blood-sucking insects that can live in cracks and crevices in and around your bed.

Attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide, they crawl out at night to bite your exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do.

Not everyone develops a skin reaction to bedbug bites, but some people develop itchy red bumps. These appear around 15 to 30 minutes after being bitten and can last for several days.


Bedbug bites are usually found on the face, neck, hand or arm, and are often mistaken for mosquito bites. However, while mosquito bites tend to be random in pattern, bedbug bites more often occur in straight lines.

Although bedbugs can be upsetting and stressful to find, they aren’t dangerous and don’t transmit any human diseases. Most people don’t develop any serious skin reaction. However, you should take action straight away to prevent the spread of an infestation.

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