Cockroach Pest Control Services – Emergency Call Outs in Birmingham

AMES Group is a professional pest control company based in Birmingham and operate throughout the midlands.

We provide:

  • Pest control for cockroaches in homes and commercial areas
  • Variety of trapping, baiting and extermination techniques
  • Certified pest control professionals
  • Safe, effective and non-invasive solutions
  • On-site surveys

Cost-Effective Cockroach Pest Control Services


AMES are able to provide cockroach extermination and infestation management for domestic and commercial customers throughout the East Midlands, West Midlands and surrounding counties. If you are unsure whether you have discovered cockroach droppings or you are looking for a professional cockroach pest control service for your business or home, then please call AMES.

Control of cockroaches can be provided through the use of baits, insecticidal dusts and sticky cockroach traps. If you wish to purchase your own cockroach treatment, poisons, killer, baits, cockroach traps and sprays then please contact us so we can advise you of the safest and most effective solutions available.

In many cases, treatments are far more successful and less prone to repeat problems when they have been carried out by our expert cockroach extermination service. In order to prevent future problems a programme of regular after-treatment monitoring is advisable.

Our Cockroach Pest Control System

You will find the information below useful in helping you identify cockroach infestations, for advice on how to get rid of cockroaches and recommendations on prevention.


Almost all pest management services begin with a survey or inspection of the property in question. Inspecting the property is important for a number of reasons, mainly to confirm the identity of the problem pest and the areas the pest is infesting.

Inspection will likely include surveying the following:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Air vents
  • Plumbing
  • Entry points
  • Floorboards

Cockroach eggs are one of the common signs of an infestation. Once these areas have been assessed, the treatment stage can begin.


The type of treatment used will depend on the level of infestation and the property in question. For example, if the infestation is large scale and concerns a commercial property (such as office blocks or a large retail space), treatment would differ to that of a small domestic infestation.

We work together with you to come to a solution that fits into your day-to-day living – we aim to ensure all cockroach control services are as non-invasive as possible. Our pest control contractors will attend the scene prepared for all outcomes.


Once the affected areas have been treated, further observation will take place to ensure the treatment has worked (this usually takes place a few days or one week later). We do this to ensure the cockroach infestation has not spread to other parts of the property. If we do find remains of the infestation, we will apply further treatment to eliminate the remaining pests.

If the cockroaches have been successfully eliminated and carcasses are present within the property, we will deal with them in a discrete and humane manner.


At AMES Group, we strongly believe that prevention is better than a cure. Once we have successfully dealt with your cockroach infestation, we will apply further treatments to help ensure they do not return. We will also advise on structural improvements to help stop further infestations (this may include replacing doors, entryways and plumbing). This will help you save money and stress in the future.

For more information on our process and how we are able to help you rid pests from your commercial space, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.

Identifying Cockroaches

cockroach problem in birminghamCockroaches are oval and are flattened in appearance from top to bottom. Their heads are covered by a large, shield-like structure. They have two large eyes and two long antennae. With 6 long running legs attached to their thorax, they have been recorded at speeds up to 3 miles per hour.

In adults wings may be present, absent or reduced, depending on the species. At the top of the abdomen cockroaches have a pair of jointed appendages, covered by specialized sensory hairs. These are used to detect air movement which can trigger an escape response.

The adult German cockroach is 10 to 15mm long. The Common or Oriental cockroach is 20 to 24mm long.

Cockroaches live in clusters. A pheromone causes them to cluster in harbourage areas such as cracks and crevices. This clustering helps illicit mating and helps in the survival chances of nymphal (infant) cockroaches. Cockroaches are frequently found indoors foraging for food, water and more suitable conditions.

In depth understanding of life cycle, reproduction and behaviour helps AMES to advise and administer effective control methods. Behaviour can also help identify where in the mating, reproduction and lifecycle a cockroach is. For example, once females have dropped their egg case they become much more active, replenishing food and water.

Signs of a Growing Cockroach Infestation

cockroach birminghamInfant cockroaches can shed between 5 – 7 skins. Seeing these in harbourages can be a sign that an infestation is growing in size. Although cockroaches such as the German cockroach will often spend up to 75% of their time in harbourages and tend not to be seen moving around in the day, in larger populations where harbourage space is limited, they may well be seen moving around in the day time.

In the absence of pest control a high percentage of infant or nymphal cockroaches will survive into the adult stage. One single mating will last for the entire productive life of the female. The time between the hatching of one egg case and the formation of a new egg case is only 6 – 10 days. This demonstrates how prolific female cockroaches are in their reproduction.

Each female cockroach has the reproductive potential for up to 175 offspring. Approximately half of these infant cockroaches will be female. So it is possible to go from a few cockroaches in your premises to thousands in just a few months.

Corporate Responsibility

We understand the importance of maintaining undisrupted corporate social etiquette. We work hard to ensure our cockroach pest control process is as minimally invasive as possible.

Our guidelines cover:

  • Humane pest control practices
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Client relations policies
  • Environmental pest control methods

All AMES Group pest control professionals are trained and committed to following these guidelines. We ensure all practices listed above are put into practice on every job.

Working With Private and Public Sectors

Our team works with public and private sector clients. All pest control products we use align with their demands and expectations and ensure standard health and safety regulations are followed.

All services and products we provide have been specially developed to have maximum impact on the targeted pest (cockroaches), while also having a minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

AMES’ Guarantee

AMES Group guarantees to eliminate all pest presence specified in your contractual agreement. Our team are also able to respond to emergency pest enquiries 24/7.

We are members of the British Pest Control Association and the National Pest Technicians Association. This reassures you that as a commercial pest control client you can be confident that emergencies will be dealt with in a timely fashion, allowing you to continue business as usual.

Cockroach Pest Control Price

Quotes and prices are provided based on the severity of your infestation. We are able to provide quotations over the phone if you are able to specify the extent of your cockroach problem.

Alternatively, we can visit your property, assess the situation and then provide a quote.

Get In Touch

To arrange a quotation or for additional information please call us on 0800 197 1650 or contact us here.