How to rid of German cockroaches
German cockroaches are well-known indoor cockroaches with a distribution that is world-wide. Smaller than other types of cockroaches, the pests can hide in small spaces and hitch rides in bags, boxes, and many other infested items that are brought inside the home. In multi-unit apartment buildings, they can easily move between units, using the shared plumbing and pipes as a highway.
One of the most common sources of problems with German cockroaches are used items like furniture and luggage. Pre-owned electronics are also hiding places for the pests, which gravitate towards these warm devices. Additionally, areas where food debris is left around will fulfil the needs that the cockroaches have for food, water, and protection, such as near:
- Garbage containers
- Kitchen cabinets
- Under sinks
- Kitchen appliances
These cockroaches lay 40 eggs at a time, which mature in about two months. Because they reproduce rapidly, infestations quickly become severe. German cockroaches are hardy and fast and have few natural predators inside human habitats. For these reasons, their populations tend to grow rapidly and can be hard to get rid of, often requiring professional treatment like getting Proven Pest Control out!
Colour: Adults are easily recognized by their light brown or tan coloration with two black horizontal stripes located on the pronotum immediately behind the head, The young, or nymphs, are darker, almost black in colour, also with the black stripes behind the head.
Size: Adults grow to a length of 13-16 mm.
Wings: While adult German cockroaches have wings, they rarely fly, preferring to run.
There are many myth solutions to eradicating these pests, but the only effective way is by calling Proven Pest Control!