A call out yesterday for German cockroaches in Toxteth. They are not as common as they used to be as standards tend to be higher in shops. They are often brought home on the bottom of large bags of foods such as rice, flour and potatoes. They hide in the bottom of the folded flaps of large 20kg bags.
Once in a house they lay eggs rapidly and become a real pest. They cluster round sources of heat such as behind the fridge motor and the back of the boiler.
To kill them an insecticidal bait is used. The cockroaches eat the poison and it takes a few hours to kill them. They return to where all the other cockroaches aggregate and when they die they are eaten by the other cockroaches. This passes the poison to them and starts a cascade process where the poison is spread throughout the population. It is the most effective way of treating them.
A return visit must be made a few weeks later when the egg cases hatch. The process must be repeated to kill the young hatchlings.
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