Emris Services have extensive experience of dealing with cockroach infestation and can visit your premises or home to conduct a survey, install monitoring equipment and then implement the best measures to ensure a cockroach infestation is dealt with as discreetly and swiftly as possible.
Cockroaches are able to hold their breath for up to 40 minutes, why they do this is unknown, although it is thought that it may be to save water. They are also one of our planets great survivors and cockroaches have been around since the dinosaurs and they will most probably out live us too.
Cockroaches are amphibious and when threatened they will run into water. There is also more to cockroaches than we may think they are one of the most adaptable creatures that exist worldwide apart from the Polar Regions and in elevations above 2,000 meters. They can also survive under water for several hours.
There are around 4,300 species of cockroaches and less than 30 of these are considered as pests. The world’s smallest cockroach is approx. 3mm long and the heaviest is an Australian Rhinoceros which is approx. 80mm in length and the cockroach that has the largest wingspan is the Megaloblatta Blaberoides.
However, we in the UK are quite lucky as there are only three species, all of which have probably been brought in from abroad, these are the Tawny, Lesser and the Dusky Cockroach.