These creepy crawlers can infiltrate your home right under your nose. It’s important to understand the habits of these creatures to prevent the initial infestation and determine the ideal pest treatment options.
German cockroaches can be difficult to control so more than 1 service is normally needed. After the initial service it is a good idea to stay on a monthly program until they are eliminated. If you prepay for a 6 month program, there is a 5% discount on the cost.
Mature German cockroaches are 1/2 to 5/8 inch long, light brown to tan, and have fully developed wings. The shield-like segment behind the head has two dark brown parallel bars on it. Nymphs are about 1/8 inch long and are uniformly dark brown. The female, over her lifetime, will produce four to eight egg capsules, each containing 30 to 40 eggs. German cockroaches live in undisturbed areas close to food and water. Kitchen and bathrooms are the most common.
German cockroaches are active mainly at night. If they are seen during the day, that is a good indication of an infestation. German cockroaches are normally brought into a structure. They are rarely found outside unless it is warm. They will eat all types of human and pet food, as well as toothpaste, soap, glue, and even other cockroaches. It is important to keep all food in airtight containers and keep clutter cleaned up. Do not bring anything inside, like boxes or used appliances, until the items been inspected. Clean up all dead roaches and egg capsules and throw away outside. When using a vacuum, make sure it has a HEPA filter. The saliva, feces, and shedding body parts of cockroaches can trigger both asthma and allergies.
An infestation of German cockroaches doesn’t happen overnight and getting rid of them will not happen with just one service. Initial service will include inspection and application of an insect growth regulator, a contact kill insecticide, along with a residual insecticide. The 2-week follow-up service will include inspection and baiting. Monthly services will include inspection and application of spray or bait as needed. For the best results, it’s important to stay on schedule.
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