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Aiken's Handy Guide To Effective German Cockroach Control

November 13, 2020

Almost no one likes cockroaches; they’re one of the most hated insects and for good reason. They are notorious for their ability to spread disease and don't belong in any Aiken property, but all too often, German cockroaches still make appearances in homes and businesses. Find out how to control the population of German cockroaches and keep your property free of these pests.

a cockroach infesttaion on a window

What Do German Cockroaches Look Like?

Because there are several types of home-invading pests in Aiken, you might find it difficult to identify them in your home. However, German cockroaches stand out from other local pests: they are usually light brown or tan and have two distinct dark parallel stripes on their backs. Although the females are larger than the males, they still aren't as large as American cockroaches.

German cockroach nymphs are darker in color than the adults. They are typically dark brown or black, but like the adults, the nymphs have stripes on their backs. If you find a cockroach in your home or business, it's probably a German cockroach, as they're the most common type of roach to invade properties in Aiken.

German Cockroach Dangers

All cockroaches are capable of spreading disease, and German cockroaches are no exception. In the wild, they live in filthy places that are home to many contaminants and pathogens, and although these pathogens don't make roaches sick, they can easily make humans sick. When a cockroach walks across your countertop or food, it’ll leave these pathogens behind and put everyone in your property at risk.

Cockroaches also have the potential to cause allergies. If someone in your household is prone to allergies or asthma, the feces and shed skins of German cockroaches could trigger a reaction. To keep your family safe, you need to take measures to deter cockroaches.

Overcoming The Challenges Of German Cockroach Infestations

Once you have a German cockroach infestation, you won't have much luck handling the issue on your own, because cockroaches breed at a shockingly rapid rate. After only a few weeks, a small population of roaches will have no problem becoming a large infestation. To eliminate your roach problem, you need to get rid of every last cockroach.

It's also difficult to find out where cockroaches are living if they aren’t roaming out in the open, as they are nocturnal and often live in dark, hidden places. If you're not familiar with cockroach behavior, you might not know where to look. One of the only ways to effectively deal with an infestation is to work with a pest control expert. To effectively eliminate all roaches from your property, you need nothing less than the knowledge and resources of an expert.

German Cockroach Prevention

 If you don't want to deal with the struggles that come from German cockroach infestations, you should take these steps to deter them:

  • Declutter your space and especially your floors, because clutter gives cockroaches more hiding places and better access to food.

  • Clean regularly, as failing to do so will give them more access to food crumbs.

  • Store food in airtight plastic or glass containers, and buy trash cans with tightly sealed lids.

The Real Secret To German Cockroach Control

The best way to keep out or get rid of German cockroaches is with professional pest assistance. Here at Jury Pest Services, we have handled many German cockroach infestations, helped countless locals prevent infestations, and we’re ready to handle yours. To learn more about what we can do, give us a call.

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