German Cockroaches

scientific name indicator icon
Blattella germanica
measurement icon
1/2" - 5/8"

Experts at infestation, the German Cockroach is quite the fear for any homeowner or restaurant goer and rightfully so. These pests are unfortunately great vectors for bacteria-borne illnesses.

Threat Level
7
Nuisance Score
9

Characteristics

German cockroaches are one of the many varieties of cockroaches. They are small, brown and usually measuring up to an inch long. Designed for survival in the most bizarre of circumstances, they’re a brown, flat silhouette with long antennae. These roaches are notorious for their ability to spread disease and contaminate food, as well as grow in numbers at an insanely fast pace.

Biology

German cockroaches are nocturnal, thriving in warm and humid conditions. They are a common sight in homes, restaurants, and various commercial establishments. Known for their fast reproduction rates, German cockroaches can produce up to a staggering 400 offspring a year, highlighting the importance of prompt cockroach control.

Habitat

German cockroaches are readily adaptive and can make a home in a myriad of places, ranging from domestic households to restaurants and other commercial spaces. They seek out warm and humid environments, making kitchens and bathrooms their favorite hangouts where they have access to food and water. In fact, you’ll often find their epicenter behind your refrigerator in most kitchen infestations

Human Interaction

It's not just the creepy-crawly factor that's off-putting about German cockroaches. These pests pose significant health risks as well. They act as carriers for various bacteria and pathogens that can lead to disease. Moreover, they can contaminate food, which, if consumed, can result in food poisoning.

These roaches tend to crawl around in the dark and avoid humans when spotted. When it comes to german roaches, it’s best to assume that if you see one - there are likely many more.

FAQ

What are some ways to get rid of German cockroaches?
How can German cockroaches enter my home?
What do German cockroaches look like?

Pest Control

The issue of course with German roaches is the unknown. In most cases it is best to consult a professional to really understand the depth of the infestation. Hiring a professional pest control company is highly recommended and has the highest chance of eliminating the problem. These experts have the requisite knowledge and expertise to quickly and effectively eradicate the cockroach problem.

Here are some preventive measures to deter German cockroaches:

  • Seal up any openings in your foundation, windows, and doors.
  • Clean up food spills immediately to avoid attracting roaches.
  • Minimize clutter in your home to reduce potential hiding spots.
  • Regularly inspect your home for signs of German cockroaches.
Need a Reservice?
Get a Reservice.
New Customers 2024
500