German cockroaches are easily recognized by their light brown or tan coloration with two black horizontal stripes located right behind their head. Younger German cockroaches are darker, almost black in color, but have the same black stripes behind their head. Adults can grow up to 16 mm and you may notice them scurrying across the floor, even though they have wings.
If you believe you have a German cockroach infestation in your home, Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control can help. Learn more about how to identify the German cockroach and how to get rid of them from the experts at Healthy Home.
What Attracts German Cockroaches?
German cockroaches are smaller than typical cockroaches and can hide in small spaces. They tend to be brought in from the outside by infesting bags, boxes, furniture, and luggage, which are then moved inside. In apartment buildings, German cockroaches can move easily between units, using shared plumbing and pipes.
These types of pests are attracted to warm devices and food. You’ll often find them seeking shelter near food and water like garbage containers, kitchen cabinets, and under sinks.
German Cockroach Infestation
The biggest problem with German cockroaches is that they can cause rashes and asthma attacks. Since they can lay 40 eggs at a time, German cockroaches can infest a home or apartment building in no time. Plus, with few natural predators, they can be difficult to get rid of. Only a professional will be able to get rid of German cockroaches for good.
Aside from spotting a German cockroach in your home, German cockroach droppings are a sign that you may have an infestation. These droppings are small and appear “pepper like.” You may notice the droppings along the top of doors, in the corners of a room, around small cracks and openings in the walls.
Get Rid of German Cockroaches with the Help from Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control
If you believe you have a German cockroach infestation at your home, contact the pest control experts at Healthy Home Termite and Pest Control. We will assess your home’s unique situation and not only take care of the problem but ensure it doesn’t happen again.
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