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MJ Backhouse

Celebrating 30 years in business in 2018

MJ Backhouse

Specialists in Pest Control across North and West Yorkshire

MJ Backhouse

Family-run business with Yorkshire roots

MJ Backhouse

Providing reactive & proactive pest control services

Pest Control for Cockroaches

Cockroaches can be found in homes and commercial food premises and provide serious health issues as they can spread a large number of diseases by contaminating food with certain bacterial diseases that result in food poisoning,
dysentery or diarrhoea.

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects and avoid daylight by hiding in cracks, under floorboards or behind cookers and cupboards which makes them difficult to detect.

Possible signs of a cockroach problem:
• Seeing live insects
• Egg cases and cast skins
• Droppings
• An unpleasant and musty smell
• Damage to leather and books

MJ Backhouse’s cockroach control technicians will use their expertise to perform a full inspection and risk assessment of the infested property before identifying the most suitable solution.

Initial treatment will involve using an insecticide gel or spray which provide an actual food source for the pests. A second treatment is then carried out 7 – 10 days later and more subsequent visits may be required to ensure full eradication. All MJ Backhouse technicians are fully-trained to use the gel and spray safely and without risk of harm to the environment.

MJ Backhouse’s cockroach control specialists will also offer practical advice on proofing homes and businesses which will help prevent any future cockroach infestations

If you are looking for pest control services and you are based in York, Leeds or further afield in the surrounding Yorkshire area, please call our team on 0800 542 6359 who will be able to advise you on your options.

Cockroaches Pest Guide


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Pests Explained

MJ Backhouse understands that no two pests are ever the same, and if you are in a situation where a pest is in your home, you want to know what to do. Our pest explanations should help you.

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Our Accreditations

All MJB’s pest technicians complete a comprehensive training course and all our staff are professionally qualified in all types of pest control methods.

Our operators are trained in the safe use of Rodenticides and Insecticides in accordance with DEFRA and HSE Codes of Practice and Standards.