Cockroaches like nothing more than a warm, dark place to hide. Where better than your games console?! More and more console repair shops are opening up faulty consoles to find cockroach infestations. Some are even going as far as offering cockroach pest control!
Consoles Offer a Cockroach Paradise
Consoles offer a cockroach paradise for insects that love to get warm and cosy in a dark environment. Attracted to the heat created by the power supply, cockroaches crawl inside. This is when the damage happens. As the cockroaches wander around in the darkness, they touch high voltage components – ultimately destroying themselves and your console.
Repair shops have reported more frequent problems with PS4s, attributing it to the fact that the power supply is located directly next to the air vents. While newer model designs have been adjusted, this remains an issue for older models.
How to Spot Cockroach-Infested Consoles
Many gamers don’t realise their console has been infested by cockroaches until the pick it up. Only then will they spot evidence of live cockroaches crawling in and out of the vents, or see evidence of faeces. If neither of these are apparent, the other key sign is a strong offensive smell, likened by many to dog poo!
Cockroach Control to Save your Console
Obviously, the best way to stop cockroaches entering your games console is to ensure there are none in your home. However, this is not always an option, especially if you live in an apartment block or rent a room with an unwilling landlord. In these circumstances, one trick is to place a mosquito net around the area where your console is, preventing them from gaining access.
London Cockroach Control
Top Dog Pest Control provides London cockroach control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attending emergency call outs to residential and business properties, as well as carrying out preventive cockroach control, our experts know the signs than indicate a cockroach infestation.
Not only this, their highly trained eyes and knowledge of cockroach behaviour means that they can determine the species that is present and follow them back to their nest, ensuring complete eradication.
Cockroaches carry and transmit a variety of worry diseases such as dysentery, typhoid fever and salmonella. They are also extremely tenacious and the majority of shop-bought treatments are ineffective. Top Dog Pest Control uses industry-grade chemicals that they run directly into the nesting place, in order to destroy both the live cockroaches and the eggs.
Operating London-wide, Top Dog Pest Control can attend you cockroach infestation, whether you are in Camden, Westminster, Tower Hamlets or elsewhere.
For more information on our cockroach prevention services, look at our Pest Inspection Packages and see how our specialised team can create a bespoke package to suit your London business.
Author: This article was written by Dean Mannion, Senior Pest Control Technician for Top Dog Pest Control. Top Dog Pest Control provides London cockroach control services.