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The German cockroach can invade even the cleanest home, and when they do, it’s not easy to get them under control. Recurring pest control service from Turner Pest Control can stop the infestation and keep your home free of these common pests.
How to get rid of German cockroaches.
The German cockroach is the most common type of cockroach found in homes and businesses such as restaurants. They will infest any structure that offers the food, warmth, and water they seek. Because they can produce up to four dozen eggs at a time—and newly hatched roaches can begin to reproduce in as little as a month—their population can quickly get out of control.
Getting rid of German cockroaches and keeping them from regaining a foothold requires a two-part attack: doing all you can as a homeowner to eliminate sources of food and water, and calling a professional pest control service to treat your home.
What homeowners can do:
- Store food from cardboard or paper packaging in sealed containers
- Promptly clean up spills and crumbs from countertops, floors and the interiors of cabinets
- Clean food from the crevices of your stove, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, and other kitchen appliances
- Empty your pet’s food and water bowls at night
- Use a trash can with a tight-fitting lid in your kitchen and/or take out the trash each night
- Minimize cockroaches’ access to moisture by ensuring sinks and tubs are dry overnight
- Store damp sponges and dish rags in airtight containers
- Repair plumbing leaks
What pest control professionals will do:
- Thoroughly inspect your home to locate cockroaches’ hiding places
- Treat your home’s interior and exterior as needed to exterminate existing infestations
- Provide follow-up treatments as needed
- Provide year-round treatment to keep German cockroaches under control
Health and safety concerns.
Like many types of cockroaches, German roaches can pose a threat to your and your family’s health. Studies have shown that the debris from cockroaches, such as saliva, body parts, and droppings, can cause asthma attacks in those who are sensitized to cockroach antigens, or proteins. They can also spread some bacterial diseases that cause diarrhea and dysentery, and spread the Salmonella and Shigella bacteria that cause food poisoning. The German roach can also deposit disease-causing pathogens on utensils and food via their legs and bodies.
These roaches can also cause reactions in those who are allergic to the pests’ body parts and saliva secretions, resulting in skin rashes and sneezing.
Call Turner Pest Control for German cockroach extermination.
Some commercially available control methods, such as baits and dusts can be moderately effective, but the improper use or even overuse of these can have the undesired effect of causing roaches to avoid them. Another important concern is the safety of poisonous do-it-yourself chemicals, which can present a hazard to children in your home.
For the safest, most effective control of German roaches, call the pros at Turner Pest Control. Our technicians use a full range of methods and the latest products to eliminate these pests and keep them from coming back.
Schedule your free inspection today or call 904-355-5300 for more information.