Are cockroaches a thing in the UK?

There are over 3000 different species of cockroaches – some are considered pests while others are beneficial in their natural environment. Pest cockroaches can be carriers of various diseases and the German cockroach, Oriental cockroach, American cockroach and Brown banded cockroach species are common to the UK.

Why are there no cockroaches in the UK?

It doesn’t get too cold, it’s as humid as NYC, has lots of rain that creates nice moist grounds and puddles for the roaches to play in, there’s loads of people stacked on top of one another from all over the world, etc…it’s a miracle there aren’t even more than NYC since their winters aren’t as harsh.

What do cockroaches hate?

Roach Repellents

Peppermint oil, cedarwood oil, and cypress oil are essential oils that effectively keep cockroaches at bay. Additionally, these insects hate the smell of crushed bay leaves and steer clear of coffee grounds. If you want to try a natural way to kill them, combine powdered sugar and boric acid.

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