Cockroaches
(German Cockroaches)

What are German cockroaches?

German cockroaches are the most common type of cockroaches found in homes and businesses. They are usually found in urban environments. They are highly adaptable and can easily adapt to living in restaurants, hotels, apartments, and single-family homes. 

What do German cockroaches look like?

German cockroaches are generally about ½” in length. They are usually light tan or light brown color. They have dark parallel lines that run along the length of their body. They have wings but do not fly.

What do German cockroach eggs look like?

German roach egg sacks are light brown in color and about a ¼” long.

Are German cockroaches dangerous?

German cockroaches do not bite or sting. Their real danger lies in their ability to expose you to dangerous bacteria and disease. German cockroaches are not poisonous, but they are drawn to drains, bathrooms, and dumpsters, and as a result, can carry the bacteria from these places into your home or business. They can contaminate food and cause serious illnesses like Salmonella poisoning. Their excrement is also a serious allergen for many people.

Where are the German cockroaches coming from?

German cockroaches enter your home or business in boxes and bags that are already infested. German cockroaches like to feed on garbage, so take out your garbage often and keep it in sealed containers far away from your home. Dirty dishes and spills are another source of attraction for German cockroaches. 

How do I know if I have a German cockroach infestation?

German cockroaches are more active at night. During the day they will hide in cracks and crevices in walls. You may see them walking around during the day. You may also see their feces inside kitchen drawers and cabinets, behind food appliances. Their feces look like coffee grounds. You might also be able to smell them, as they secrete a musty smelling odor. 

How do I get rid of German cockroaches?

Getting rid of German cockroaches can be tough; this is not a task for DIY big box store remedies. Cockroaches are dangerous to your health and reproduce quickly. Take quick action and reach out to a professional pest control service like Debug as soon as you see signs of German cockroaches. Eliminating German cockroaches requires a planned approach. The techs at Debug know where German cockroaches like to hide, and what techniques work best. They will come out and do a full inspection. Once they know the full extent of the issue, they can work with you to create a plan. 

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