There are many pests that will invade a home, and one common pest you will see all year around are German cockroaches. German cockroaches are a determined pest that can mature and reproduce quickly. Not only can German cockroaches infest a home very rapidly but they can spread salmonella and other harmful diseases that can harm your loved ones. Effective Pest Services will cover how to identify and control these potentially dangerous pests.
How Can You Tell a German Cockroach?
German cockroaches can reach up to 5/8 of an inch in length and are about 1/8 of an inch when they first hatch. German cockroaches have wings, however, they do not function and so these bugs stick low to the ground. German cockroaches are easy enough to identify as they have two stripes that run down from their head and through their body. German cockroaches are also a golden brown color. Another distinctive trait are their, which are longer than their body length.
Are German Cockroaches Harmful to Humans?
German cockroaches will also reproduce very quickly. A female German cockroach can have up to 40 eggs each time they breed. A German cockroach, given the right conditions, can be fully matured within 55 days. If not caught in time, German cockroaches can infest an area very quickly. German cockroaches can cause damages to a home and building as they like to chew on boxes and paper and leave feces everywhere. German cockroaches also carry harmful diseases including salmonella, dysentery and gastroenteritis. German cockroaches will contaminate food and all surfaces they come in contact with. They are also a common trigger for allergies and asthma attacks. As a homeowner, it is important to prevent and control these pests.
How Do You Know if You Have a German Cockroach Infestation?
When German cockroaches invade a home or building, they can often be seen, or their egg capsules discovered. Other signs of an infestation can include musty odors in the home or you might see their feces which look like pepper on the floors and walls. If any of these classic signs of an infestation are spotted in your home, make sure to take action.
How Do You Get Rid of German Cockroaches & Keep Them Away?
If you have a major infestation you will have a lot of work to do to help clear out these pests. One first step is to begin cleaning up inside the home. German cockroaches love clutter, so whenever possible, you will need to declutter the inside of the home. The next step is to seal up all of your food. This is a worthwhile investment to ensure your food isn’t accessible to pests. Consider buying sealable containers for pantry foods. Never leave out a snack bowl out as pests will be drawn to the food. Also never leave dirty dishes in the sink for too long. Once you have taken the steps to remove shelter and a food source, you will need to begin treating the cockroaches. Cockroaches are super hardy insects and adapt to environmental changes. They are also able to adapt and become tolerant to pesticides.
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Since over the counter pest control products and other DIY methods can easily fail, it is strongly encouraged you seek a professional pest control service like Effective Pest Services. We have a number of different ways to treat cockroaches, and each time we visit we change up the methods as needed. With a professional pest control service you can effectively get rid of your cockroach infestation. If you need help taking back control from pests, contact Effective Pest Services for quality residential and commercial pest control services today.