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If you have a problem with Cockroaches in your property, Sykes Pest Control can resolve it with our Cockroach removal service.

How to identify cockroaches

There are over 3000 different species of cockroach around the world. Some are considered pests while others are beneficial in their natural habitat. Pest cockroaches can be carriers of various diseases. German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, American Cockroach and Brown Banded Cockroach species are most common to the UK.

German Cockroach – these are recognisable by their light brown or tan colouration with two black horizontal stripes behind the head. They grow to around 16mm in length. While the German Cockroach has wings, they very rarely fly, preferring to run instead. They breed throughout the year producing around 140 – 320 eggs each time.

Oriental Cockroach – these are larger than the German Cockroach and grow between 25 – 30mm in length. They are dark brown to black in colour. The males are smaller and can be identified by the presence of three-quarter length wings. The females are larger but lack the presence of wings altogether, instead having large wing pads that cover the first couple of segments of the body. Neither the male or the female is capable of flight.

American Cockroach – These are the largest cockroach species to infest UK homes.  Adults grow to approximately 20-30mm in length, are a reddish-brown in colour, and with wings that span the length of its body are able to fly short distances.

Brown Banded Cockroach – These are one of the smallest cockroaches to infest UK homes. Adults only grow to approximately 10-15mm in length and are recognizable by the yellow-brown stripes across their abdomen.

Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation

German Cockroach

Although capable of living outdoors in tropical environments, in the UK the German Cockroach is most commonly found indoors.  They prefer to live in warm humid areas and can typically be found in kitchens and bathrooms but will move to other areas if food and moisture are available.  In apartment buildings, the German Cockroach can easily move between apartments via the plumbing and pipes.  Their droppings appear as small dark “pepper-like” material left on work tops, in drawers and inside cupboards.  Faecal staining may also appear as dark spots or smears in the corner of rooms, around small cracks and along the top of doors.  When they are present in large numbers it may be possible to detect a mild musty odour.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroaches are often called, water bugs as there preferred habitat includes drains, sewers, cellars and other dark & damp areas. They`re often found feeding on decomposing organic matter. 

American Cockroaches

American Cockroaches prefer to inhabit dark, warm and moist environments. They are frequently found in the cracks and crevices of sewers, drains & ventilation systems.  Due to the UK climate, American Cockroaches are rarely seen outside.

Brown Banded Cockroach

Oriental Cockroaches are often called, water bugs as there preferred habitat includes drains, sewers, cellars and other dark & damp areas. They`re often found feeding on decomposing organic matter.

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Call us on
Bradford: 01274 753 170
Leeds: 01133 229 078
Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Areas Covered

We provide pest control services in Cleckheaton and anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Leeds

Bradford

Wakefield

Huddersfield

Dewsbury

Cleckheaton

Birstall

Brighouse

Batley

Surrounding West Yorkshire areas

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Shadwell Tandoori
Shadwell Tandoori
14:29 22 May 20
Excellent service. Came and sorted my squirrel infestation out promptly. Amazing value compared to other quotes I... received. Highly recommendedread more
George Norris
George Norris
14:29 14 May 20
Rang on the Monday morning and came Tuesday morning. Very knowledgable and could see the problem straight away. Dealt... with our problem straight and even came the following week to follow up. Fast, efficient and very effective. Would highly recommend, thanks again!read more
Ali Kilner
Ali Kilner
12:38 11 May 20
Danny was really quick to respond to my enquiry online and able to attend to our bee problem the next day. On arriving... was quick to get straight on with the job at hand helpfully taking away most of the bees and dealing the last remaining stubborn few who didn’t want to leave. Overall a great professional service and if I had another pest problem I’d not hesitate to call on him again. Thanks Danny.read more
anita pullan
anita pullan
11:40 04 May 20
Sykes Pest Control have done a great job to get rid of the squirrels in our loft.After many nights of not getting much... sleep due to banging noises in our loft,Danny came to rescue. He’s punctual, very professional and gives the right advice on what needs to be done.Not only has he got rid of the squirrels and saved us lots of damage being done to the loft, he has also fixed the hole they were using to get in. His work is great and too of a very high standard. Would definitely recommend him .Thank you so much Danny!read more
Naomi Delashley
Naomi Delashley
17:51 29 Apr 20
Rang up over a week ago as I had rats in my shed and around it danny came out that same day and treated the issue was... so happy with the service and how friendly Danny is... came back to check I wouldn’t come across any dead as I’ve been a frantic mess especially with having kiddies and just generally gone above and beyond! Highly recommend and will use again if I ever need to thank you 🙂read more
Ahmed
Ahmed
20:16 27 Jan 20
Great service by Danny. Very Competitive price and great professionalism throughout.Thank you for your help
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Gotyasize Fighting Fit
22:08 07 Jan 20
This man is brave 👏🏻👍🏽Fast response, great service all round. Danny came to my house, identified rat... problem and put poison down. Came back a week later to block all the entrances and routes for rats. Very professional and well experienced. Strongly recommend using Danny for any pest issues.read more
amir mushtaq
amir mushtaq
16:12 10 Dec 19
Fantastic guy. Found a rat in my house. Danny came round found where the rat got in placed some rat poison. Haven't... seen the rat since. He came back 14 days later to seal entry point for rat. Lovely guy. Knows what he's talking about and has 26 years experience. Would highly recommend.read more
Keith Naylor
Keith Naylor
08:27 02 Oct 19
Fast effective treatment of wasps nest at very reasonable price. Would highly recommend Sykes Pest Control.Don't... struggle like I did for days trying to do the job yourself. Call Danny at Sykes Pest Control for fast expert treatment and quick peace of mind.read more
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