More than 50 species of cockroaches can be found across the United States. There are several species in Northern Colorado, however, the most common include Brown-banded, German, and American cockroaches. Where all of the roaches are a nuisance, and even a health risk from the diseases they spread and triggering allergies and asthma, German cockroaches are a troubling issue. We at Effective Pest Services would like a moment to elaborate on German Cockroaches.
What Does a German Roach Look Like?
Houses, apartments, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses can experience invading German roaches as they are a widely distributed urban pest. German roaches feature two dark parallel lines that run from the back of the head to the wings and the primary color ranges from tan to light brown. The length averages from ½ inch to 5/8 of an inch. German cockroaches remain flightless despite having fully developed wings. These cockroaches depend on warmer, moist climates. Due to the preferences and requirements, when they infiltrate inside your home, they are drawn to laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, particularly close or under appliances and plumbing.
What is German Roaches Favorite Food?
Being omnivorous, German roaches will eat nearly anything, but they are more prone starches, sweets to meats, and grease foods. For their primary food source, German roaches tend to frequent garbage bins. Their usual behavior is conducting their activity nocturnally. However, if the need for food and water is severe, they will search for sustenance during the day. Also, their activities are not limited to the night hours if the population is high or there was recent application of pesticides.
Where Do German Roaches Hide?
German cockroaches are capable of concealing themselves in more places than others since they are one of the smaller roach species. They can prove to be a challenge to eliminate due to their persistence. They can infest areas more rapidly than other species due to them having more eggs per capsule. Requiring the shortest time period to evolve from hatching to being sexually mature that contribute to the rapid infestation, these roaches need an expert to eliminate them.
What Diseases Do German Cockroaches Carry?
German roaches secrete odors that effects the flavor in different foods, and most do not realize this. Diseases such as protozoans, bacteria, and viruses are common as the German cockroach’s body is frequently riddled with disease-producing organism. Different forms of gastroenteritis are the principal diseases transmitted by German cockroach and they include food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and other illnesses. Because these roaches forage and travel, they pick the organisms causing these diseases up on their legs, which is then inadvertently deposited on food, utensils, and other surfaces. Depending on people’s sensitivity, German cockroaches are a known allergen, and various degrees of skin rashes, watery eyes, congestion of nasal passages, sneezing, along with asthma that is triggered from the cast skins and feces if cockroaches.
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Should you notice these problematic cockroaches, or any other pest in your Northern Colorado home, call Effective Pest Services and let our certified technicians take care of your home. Our experts use high-quality products and advanced equipment to ensure the roaches are eliminated.