German Roach Control
The German Roach is the most common cockroach that can be found in houses, hotels, apartments, restaurants and other establishments. They are usually found in moist areas like kitchens and bathrooms and stay near human habitats because of their low tolerance to cold.
German Roaches are small species of cockroaches measuring 12 to 15 mm long, their color varies from tan to light brown to almost black with 2 dark parallel streaks at the back of their head to the base of its wings.
German Roaches cannot fly and more active at night. They originated from Africa but they’re now widely distributed around the world because of their adaptability.
German cockroaches emit an unpleasant odor when frightened or excited. German cockroaches develop in 3 stages: egg, nymph, and adult. Adult females lay purse-shaped egg capsule which contains 30-48 eggs which will hatch after 28 days. Adult females produce 4-8 egg capsules during their lifetime. This kind of roaches can live for 20-30 weeks.
Damage German Roaches Can Cause
German Cockroaches carry disease-producing organisms in their body like bacteria, viruses and protozoans that can cause gastroenteritis, diarrhea, food poisoning, dysentery, and other illnesses. Their cast skin and feces can also cause allergies like sneezing, watery eyes, skin rashes, asthma and congestion of nasal passages.
The odorous secretions they produce can affect the food flavors. It also affects the odor of the room or area when a high population of German cockroaches is present.
How to Control German Roaches
The first thing you can do to prevent German Roaches infestation is to keep your house clean. Make sure there’s no food scrap, trash, leftover grease, dirty dishes, etc., that they can feed on.
Use bait traps with caution. Place gel baits near your stove, under the sink, and other places where you spot their feces. For faster and safe treatment it’s still best to call professional exterminators.