The German cockroach is the most common species of cockroach. It is found worldwide. It’s color varies between tan and light brown with two dark lines on it’s back. Females are generally darker in color than males. Both male and females have a set of wings, while they rarely fly, they normally glide. The German cockroach reproduces faster than any other cockroach. Development from egg to reproductive adult is normally 50 – 60 days. An egg case (ootheca) contains on average 30-40 eggs, and the female will lay on average 4-8 egg cases in a lifespan. This species of cockroach lives on average of 100-200 days.
The insects are scavengers and will feed on a wide variety of foods. They prefer starches, sweets, grease, and meat products. In many areas, garbage is a principal food source.
Cockroaches do spread bacteria, protozoans, and viruses. Different forms of gastroenteritis appear to be the primary illness caused by cockroaches. Cockroach droppings and cast skins also contain a number of allergens which some people are allergic to; some physical reaction include skin rashes, watery eyes,sneezing, congestion, and asthma.
Cockroaches can usually be seen in kitchens (near dishwashers, stoves, and sinks) and in bathrooms of structures. These pests normally prefer moist environments with warmer temperatures. Cockroaches are mostly active at night, when they are searching for food, water, and mates. During the day they hide in cracks and crevices and other dark areas that provide a preferred environment. Their wide, flat bodies allow them to move in and out of cracks and narrow openings with ease. They may be seen during the day,especially if there is a large population, or if there is some other issue, such as a lack of food, water or an extermination chemical is applied. This species of cockroach is one of the fastest moving insects known. This is how Structural Pest will help you. We will provide fast and effective service to rid you of the infestation quickly and discreetly.
To control German cockroaches, Structural Pest will do a thorough inspection. A cockroach trapping is sometimes necessary to determine the level of an infestation. A key factor in prevention is sanitation. Cleaning up all spilled foods and removing dirty dishes overnight. Store food items such as cereal, crackers, cookies, flour, sugar, and bread in airtight sealed containers. Empty garbage every night into a sturdy container with a tightly lid.
Baiting is an effective method to control or eliminate cockroaches. Insecticidal dusts like boric acid, silica aerogel, and diatomaceous can provide additional control. The use of residual insecticidal sprays or aerosol foggers within a structure is of little value in controlling cockroaches. In fact, these applications may disperse the cockroaches making complete elimination difficult and lengthy. Structural Pest is professionally trained and will utilize all the current techniques and procedures to eliminate this pest and give you peace of mind.
Structural Pest Cockroach Program
David will perform a thorough inspection on both the interior and exterior of your home, finding all the infested areas and identifying which pests you are dealing with. Once identified, David will implement a pest control program that is designed to target the specific pests in your home.