Manchester City Council

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Cockroaches are large robust insects with whip-like antennae and two pairs of wings. The most common species found in the UK are the Oriental and German cockroaches.

They prefer warm moist conditions of 20–33°C. As they are nocturnal, they spend the daytime hiding in cracks and crevices in areas such as sinks, drains, cookers, backs of cupboards, and around fridge motors. Oriental cockroaches can also be found in cooler and less humid conditions such as drains and basements.

If you have a problem with cockroaches, we can help.

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