German Cockroaches are the most common type of roaches found inside residential, hotel and restaurant structures. The presence of German cockroaches can be not only a nuisance but also a health concern. This pest is a vector linked to asthma, Salmonella, typhimurium, Entamoeba histolytica, and poliomyelitis virus according to Center For Disease Control & Prevention. For more information about this pest, check out

German Roach Identification:

  • Size: 1/2” long in length
  • Color: Bronze
  • Scientific Name:  Blatella germanica

Why Do I Have German Cockroaches?

These German cockroaches will be attracted to unsanitary conditions.  You often find how cockroaches enter your house or living areas which are unsanitary.  German roaches are also great “hitch-hikers”.  They are easily brought home from vacations, grocery stores, restaurants.  Friends, family and visitors can also bring them to your home when they stop in.

German Cockroach Overview

Roaches are nocturnal... Most commonly seen at night. Sightings of roaches during the day are usually signs of large problem. In large infestations, the weaker pests are forced to go out looking for food when the survival conditions are not in their favor.

Once inside a home or structure, German roaches will seek 3 elements for survival: Water, food and secluded shelter. Their ideal spots are kitchens and bathrooms. Inside kitchens, roaches will hide in cabinets, drawers, refrigerators, and ovens

Are German Cockroaches A Health Concern?

German roaches will infect our living space with germs and bacteria.  Since their ideal conditions are filth, they will carry various forms of protozoa to food preparation areas and transfer these germs to counter tops, utensils, foods, and plates.  As a result, contamination can cause food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.

In particular, high German Cockroach infestations, a distinctive odor will be present inside the harboring structure.  German roaches are linked to life threatening allergens which trigger asthma attacks.  This occurs by the accumulation of roach feces and skin casts in the air.  This can transpire into allergic reactions in children & adults.  Consequently turning into respiratory problems, watery eyes, and skin rashes are common among occupants sharing their space with roaches.      

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of German Roaches?

So then the first step in controlling these pests will be to assess the sanitary conditions of the structure.  Perform a deep cleaning and make the dwelling unattractive to German Cockroaches.  There are no plug-in gimmicks or essential oils which will cure the infestation.  Above all, pesticides are needed to remediate the pest problem.  Furthermore, the worst thing to do… Furthermore, if nothing is done, German roaches will multiply rapidly if the conditions are right. If you have any questions about how to get rid of roaches, head to our "contact us page" and shoot us an email.




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