What are German cockroaches?
The German cockroach is the most common species of roach to be found living worldwide in close association with people. These small, fast-moving roaches have adapted to living primarily indoors. Our homes and businesses provide them with the food, moisture, and shelter that allow them to thrive. German cockroaches are light brown or tan with two horizontal darker stripes behind their heads. Though German cockroaches have wings, they don’t fly and instead use their six legs to move quickly from place to place.
Are German cockroaches dangerous?
Having German cockroaches living inside of your home or business should never be allowed. These pests are more than just an annoyance to deal with. They contaminate everything they crawl across including food, counters, floors, tables, utensils, and dishes by spreading disease, bacteria, and parasites
German cockroaches also cause allergic reactions due to the shed skins and excrement they leave behind. Skin rashes, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, and asthma attacks can all result from a cockroach infestation.
In addition, having German cockroaches in your home is unpleasant and often leads to people feeling uncomfortable in their own homes.
Why do I have a German cockroach problem?
Cockroaches move from structure to structure by hitchhiking in things like grocery bags, boxes, appliances, and furniture. In multi-unit buildings, they will crawl between units through cracks and gaps in walls, ceilings, and floors.
A pest that lives worldwide, these prolific breeders live together in large numbers, and just a few finding their way inside your home can quickly lead to a large infestation. These pests can become a problem in any structure, including our homes, apartment buildings, grocery stores, restaurants, and food processing and storage facilities.
Where will I find German cockroaches?
- The backs of cabinets and drawers.
- In clutter found closets.
- Behind or under appliances.
- Spaces around sinks and tubs.
- Inside voids or crawl spaces.
How do I get rid of German cockroaches?
Dedicated to providing our residential and commercial customers with effective pest control solutions, Evolve Pest Control will solve all of your Texas, Nevada, and St. George, Utah property’s pest problems.
Our highly trained professionals will work with you to solve your property’s German cockroach problems and prevent their return through thorough inspections and advanced treatments. Our goal is to offer our customers high-quality services that are not only affordable but eco-friendly and effective!
To request your free quote and get started with your service, contact Evolve Pest Control today!
How can I prevent German cockroaches in the future?
In addition to our professional pest control services, the following tips will help to keep German cockroaches off your property:
- Keep food in airtight containers or the refrigerator.
- Keep floors and counters clean of food debris and sticky spills.
- Make sure trashcans in your home have lids on them and are regularly emptied.
- Use dehumidifiers and air-conditioners to reduce moisture levels in your home.
- Make sure kitchens and bathrooms are well-ventilated.
- Keep drawers, cabinets, closets, and other storage areas free of the clutter that could hide a German cockroach infestation.