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German Cockroach control and Facts

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The German cockroach, is a small species of cockroach.

The male has wings that cover the abdomen, while the female has wings that do not cover the abdomen completely. The male appears more slender than the female, the female appears wider..
They need less moisture than the German cockroach so they tend to be more broadly distributed in the home, such as in living rooms and bedrooms.

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Characteristics of German Cockraoch:

Size 1/2" to 5/8"  
Shape oval  
Color Brown to Dark Brown  
Legs 6  
Wings yes  
     

Diet

German Cockroaches are attracted to sweet and floury foods. They also eat non-organic items such as toothpaste and books.
Life cycle

A female brown-banded cockroach carries her egg capsule for a day or two, and then attaches it to a protected surface.

The egg case is purse-shaped, light brown in color and is cemented in place, usually to the side or under surfaces of infested objects.

Females will produce about 14 egg capsules during their adult life, each containing about 18 eggs. These hatch in 50-75 days, depending on temperature. Under room conditions, nymphs mature in about 160 days. Adults may live up to 10 months.

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Habitat

German cockroaches live in warm and damp places, like kitchens, bathrooms, and places where people eat and drink..

Damage

German cockroaches can multiply very quickly and become a nuisance in large numbers. Cockroaches are unsightly, intrude on our homes and lives, contaminate food, and are capable of transmitting diseases..


Why Cockroach Control must be done

German Cockroaches crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs.

They can contaminate food by shedding their skins. Their cast off skin and waste byproducts are allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and other illnesses, especially in children.


Prevention:

* Keep cooking, eating and food storage areas clean and dry. *

The German cockroach is very successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings, and is very hardy and resilient against attempts at pest control. This is because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to easily hide due to their small size.

If you see cockroaches, it is best to call a Pest Management Professional - 'James White Ants Destroying' due to the illnesses they can spread.

How To Get Rid of German Cockroaches

1.Sanitation

Brownbanded Roach treatment should not be limited to kitchens and bathrooms. For moderate infestations, all rooms of the structure should be treated.

If you can eliminate even one of these things through proper sanitation, the roach population will be forced to either die or move someplace else. Discard old boxes and piles of papers where roaches can hide.

Use a waste bin or trash can with a tight fitting lid and keep trash in a close plastic bag overnight.

Fix leaky drains and faucets; roaches can live on water alone.

Clean kitchen appliances thoroughly Empty pet food containers at night, or place them on the back porch or in a plastic bag. Vacuum regularly, and restrict food consumption to one room of the house.

This will help keep German roaches and other pests from spreading into others areas such as bedrooms.

2.Chemical Methods for German Cockroach Control

I. Dust

II. Apply a Liquid Residual to the Perimeter

III. Baits & Granules