Cockroach control in Maidstone, Medway & Malling: 01622 535424

Fast, effective cockroach treatments

Cockroach removal:

Invicta Pest Control provide fast, effective and discreet cockroach control and treatments in Maidstone and surrounding areas. Serving both domestic and commercial clients with either control of an existing infestation, or ongoing monitoring and treatment contracts, our trained professionals and top quality treatments can help.

The reputation of restaurants, bars and hotels are quickly destroyed by public sightings of cockroaches on the premises, and especially in food preparation areas their control is essential for food safety compliance.

Cockroaches spread disease and bacteria onto surfaces and food they contact, with can easily cause food poisoning. This is why they can pose such a problem around the home too.

The two main cockroach species in the UK have different characteristics, habits and life cycles, meaning accurate identification is required to provide the correct effective treatment. Our knowledge of their biology, combined with the latest treatments, enable us to rapidly bring a cockroach infestation under control. We have suitable bait treatments for use around sensitive sites such as food preparation areas, and monitor the effectiveness of all the treatments we apply.

German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) grow to around 16-24mm and grow and reproduce rapidly. Eggs can develop into adults in 5-7 moults, in as little time as 1-3 months. Adults will live between 3-6 months, with the female carrying the eggs around until they are nearly ready to hatch. Identified by the two dark longitudinal stripes, German cockroaches prefer warm, humid areas and are able to easily climb smooth vertical surfaces.

The Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis) are the most common type found in the UK. Growing to 20-32mm, they are large and find it difficult to climb smooth surfaces. They can also tolerate cold conditions and live in outbuildings and sewers. Very shiny dark brown, almost black in appearance, adult Oriental cockroaches can live for around 6 months after taking from 6 months to 2 years to reach adulthood.

The female will carry her eggs for around 30 hours, then deposit them on or near a food source. In ideal conditions the eggs will hatch in around six weeks, but the can remain dormant for much longer periods in unfavourable conditions. This can make control a much longer process than for German cockroaches, requiring repeated treatments and ongoing monitoring to check for any new hatchlings emerging and re-establishing a colony.

Both types of cockroach tend to inhabit inaccessible parts of buildings, making it pretty much impossible for non-professional treatments to work. We use different treatments for each species, in different formulations to suit the situation following our initial survey and ongoing monitoring.

Experienced technicians

RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management, Lantra Mole Trapping award, City & Guilds NTPC PA1 & PA6 safe pesticide application qualified. £5 Million Public Liability Insurance. Putting health and safety first. You're in safe hands with us.

Reliable, professional, local

We're a local, family run business, based in Maidstone and covering Kent. Our friendly, knowledgable staff are here to help quickly, safely and effectively solve your pest problems. Please call us today to find out how we can help you.

Discreet, great value

Our vans are not sign written. We will use the utmost discretion when dealing with your pest problems. Low overheads mean our prices are very competitive and we accept all major credit & debit cards for your convenience.

Our cockroach treatments are available throughout Kent. The main areas we serve are:

  • Addington, ME19
  • Allhallows, ME3
  • Ash, TN15
  • Ashford, TN24
  • Aylesford, ME20
  • Bapchild, ME9
  • Barming, ME16
  • Bearsted, ME14
  • Betsham, DA13
  • Bicknor, ME9
  • Birling, ME19
  • Blue Bell Hill, ME5
  • Bobbing, ME9
  • Borden, ME9
  • Borstal, ME1
  • Boughton Green, ME17
  • Boughton Malherbe, ME17
  • Boughton Monchelsea, ME17
  • Boughton Street, ME13
  • Boxley, ME14
  • Bredgar, ME9
  • Bredhurst, ME7
  • Broad Street, ME17
  • Broomfield, ME17
  • Burham, ME1
  • Capstone, ME7
  • Chalk, DA12
  • Challock, TN25
  • Charing, TN27
  • Chart Corner, ME17
  • Chart Sutton, ME17
  • Chatham, ME4, ME5
  • Chattenden, ME3
  • Church Street, ME3
  • Cliffe, ME3
  • Cliffe Woods, ME3
  • Cobham, DA12
  • Conyer, ME9
  • Cooling, ME3
  • Coxheath, ME17
  • Culverstone Green, DA13
  • Cuxton, ME2
  • Detling, ME14
  • Ditton, ME20
  • Doddington, ME9
  • East Barming, ME16
  • East Farleigh, ME16
  • East Malling, ME19
  • Eastchurch, ME12
  • Eastling, ME13
  • Eccles, ME20
  • Eyhorne Street, ME17
  • Eynsford, DA4
  • Fairseat, TN15
  • Farningham, DA4
  • Faversham, ME13
  • Fawkham Green, DA3
  • Five Wents, ME17
  • Frindsbury, ME2
  • Frinsted, ME9
  • Frith, ME13
  • Gillingham, ME7
  • Goodnestone, ME13
  • Grafty Green, ME17
  • Grain, ME3
  • Grange, ME7
  • Graveney, ME13
  • Gravesend, DA12
  • Greenhithe, DA9
  • Grove Green, ME14
  • Halling, ME2
  • Ham Hill, ME6
  • Harrietsham, ME17
  • Hartley, DA3
  • Hartlip, ME9
  • Headcorn, TN27
  • High Halstow, ME3
  • Higham, ME3
  • Highsted, ME9
  • Holborough, ME2
  • Hollingbourne, ME17
  • Hoo, ME3
  • Hucking, ME17
  • Hunton, ME15
  • Istead Rise, DA13
  • Iwade, ME9
  • Kemsley, ME10
  • Kent Street, ME18
  • Kingswood, ME17
  • Langley, ME17
  • Langley Heath, ME17
  • Larkfield, ME20
  • Leeds, ME17
  • Lenham, ME17
  • Lenham Heath, ME17
  • Leybourne, ME19
  • Leysdown-On-Sea, ME12
  • Lidsing, ME7
  • Linton, ME17
  • Liverton Street, ME17
  • Longfield, DA3
  • Loose, ME15
  • Lower Halstow, ME9
  • Lower Higham, ME3
  • Lower Stoke, ME3
  • Luton, ME5
  • Lynsted, ME9
  • Maidstone, ME14, ME15
  • Meopham, DA13
  • Mereworth, ME18
  • Milstead, ME9
  • Milton Regis, ME10
  • Minster, ME12
  • Nettlestead, ME18
  • New Ash Green, DA3
  • New Barn, DA3
  • Newington, ME9
  • Newnham, ME9
  • Oad Street, ME9
  • Oare, ME13
  • Offham, ME19
  • Ospringe, ME13
  • Otham, ME15
  • Penenden Heath, ME14
  • Queenborough, ME11
  • Rainham, ME8
  • Rochester, ME1
  • Rodmersham, ME9
  • Royal British Legion Village, ME20
  • Ryarsh, ME19
  • Sandling, ME14
  • Sandway, ME17
  • Selling, ME13
  • Sheerness, ME12
  • Shepway, ME15
  • Shorne, DA12
  • Sittingbourne, ME10
  • Snodland, ME6
  • Sole Street, DA12
  • Southfleet, DA13
  • Stockbury, ME9
  • Stoke, ME3
  • Strood, ME2
  • Sutton Valence, ME17
  • Teston, ME18
  • Teynham, ME9
  • Thong, DA12
  • Thurnham, ME14
  • Tovil, ME15
  • Trottiscliffe, ME19
  • Tunstall, ME9
  • Ulcombe, ME17
  • Upchurch, ME9
  • Upper Halling, ME2
  • Upper Upnor, ME2
  • Vinters Park, ME15
  • Wainscott, ME3
  • Walderslade, ME5
  • Wallend, ME3
  • Warden, ME12
  • Warmlake, ME17
  • Warren Street, ME17
  • Wateringbury, ME18
  • Weavering, ME14
  • West Farleigh, ME15
  • West Malling, ME19
  • Wigmore, ME8
  • Wormshill, ME9
  • Wouldham, ME1
  • Wrotham, TN15
  • Yalding, ME18