German Cockroaches

German Cockroaches

What are German cockroaches?

German cockroaches are a type of roach found all across the United States. They're easily distinguishable from American cockroaches because of their small size. German cockroaches reach a length of 3/8 to 1/2 of an inch as adults, making them half the size of other cockroaches. Their color pattern is light brown all over, with twin dark stripes running along their backs. Nymphs, or immature cockroaches, may be darker in color. Like all cockroaches, they have six legs and two antennae. The speed at which they move is also a giveaway when trying to identify the type of cockroach you have in your home.

Are German cockroaches dangerous?

German cockroaches are dangerous to have in your home, as they spread disease and bacteria. Their main diet is made up of garbage, drain slime, and rotting food. Their sticky feet carry bacteria from their food source to all of the surfaces of the home that they touch. This means that as roaches move from your garbage can to your stovetop, they're carrying germs. German cockroaches are also able to transfer diseases from one home to another.

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How do I get rid of German cockroaches?

One of the main problems with removing German cockroaches from homes is the speed at which they breed. For comparison, female American cockroaches can lay up to 16 eggs in two months’ time. German cockroaches, though, can lay a staggering 48 eggs every month. This means that in as little as a year's time, German cockroaches can produce 30,000 new cockroaches. With numbers like these, it's easy to see how just a few missed cockroaches can lead to a new infestation in short order. Cockroaches' small size and their ability to hide means that getting rid of them can be daunting for homeowners. We recommend reaching out to us at RAM Pest Control at the first sign of infestation. Our technicians are on hand to help you find the best residential pest control or commercial pest control plan for your home or business.

How can I prevent German cockroaches in the future?

Here are a few strategies for keeping cockroaches out of your Aspen or Vail home:

  • Check for gaps or cracks around the exterior of your home, paying close attention to the foundation of your home, as bugs will commonly enter here.
  • Inspect around windows, pipes, and other fittings leading into your home and caulk or seal any gaps found with silicone.
  • Consider scheduling a preventative inspection every year to catch infestations early.

Seal all exterior entrances against bugs. If you don't have weather stripping already installed around your exterior doors, consider doing so. This foam material is inexpensive and stops a variety of small insects from sneaking in.

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