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Signs of Cockroaches

Cockroaches in Scotland can be found in a variety of industrial, agricultural and domestic environments.

You may come across signs such as:

  • A strong sour smell
  • Faecal spotting
  • Egg cases


Cockroaches can be found throughout the whole of the UK both in urban and rural areas. In Scotland however we have found that a large amount of our domestic call outs are for cockroaches in Glasgow. Although numbers of cockroaches in Edinburgh appear to be on a steady increase.

Cockroaches are no longer a problem in just the larger UK cities with Eliminate Limited attending call outs for Cockroaches in Falkirk and Stirling.

Eliminate Limited has eradicated Cockroaches in lots of different properties, including agricultural, commercial and domestic, throughout Scotland.


Eliminate Limited. have eradicated cockroaches in many different types of environment.

Our Technicians are highly skilled in treating infestations, having both the experience and training needed to control these crawling insects.

Insect screening can go a long way to help with issues in commercial and domestic premises and there are also cockroach traps available that will help keep cockroaches under control.

Species Identification

The three main species of cockroaches encountered in Scotland are The German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach and the American Cockroach.

The German cockroach is yellowish brown around 12 -15mm long and winged (tend not to fly). Long antennae and long spiny legs.

The Oriental Cockroach is Dark brown and is between 17 – 30mm long. Having only partial wings or buds it is incapable of flight. Long flexible antenna with well developed spikey legs.

The American cockroach is brown or reddish in colouration and measures between 25 – 40mm.

Our Technicians are highly trained to RSPH level 2 as a minimum.  We are constantly striving to become the best in our field of expertise keeping up-to-date with all current training and legislation. We specialize in many areas of pest control, having unique insight into how certain species will react to a set of circumstances. This means that we can often find an alternative method to eliminate any pest problems on your premises.

Our team of Technicians will always get back to you within 24 hours. We understand the distress pests can cause as well as the financial damage they can cause on business premises. We will do our utmost to keep this to a minimum.

Eliminate strive for the highest standards of health and safety and as such is a safe contractor. We have our own Health and Safety policy and are CHAS certified.

A full risk assessment will be carried out on your premises before we begin any work.  The Risk Assessment and Method Statement will be provided with a copy of Insurance, relevant Training Certificates and a COSHH Report before treatments or proofing start on site.


Fast, friendly, professional and efficient! Wasps were gone from our loft in a couple of days. Distance no object (all the way to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire). Fully recommend Ian and his team.

Debbie Cheyne

We had a problem with a squirrel trying to take over a stable block. Called Eliminate who provided a great service – turned up on time, no fuss and got the job done.

Michelle Coyle

Fast, professional and none of the usual nonsense you seem to get so often from contractors. 150 year old house with a resident rodent issue quickly resolved – won’t hesitate to call back when I want the 17 wasps’ nests taken out of the loft.

Tony Knoble

I would highly recommend Ian at Eliminate he helped me get rid of some wasps causing me grief at home. Very helpful and easy to deal with.

Robert Kirk

Thanks for your services in getting rid of these pesky wasps. Your staff were very professional and polite at all times.They were there within an hour of me phoning you. Excellent service.

Graeme Fross