Lawn Care Guide

German Cockroaches

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German cockroaches are insects that enter your home or building through cardboard boxes, bags and in some cases, used appliances. German cockroaches have two particular dark lines on the area right behind their heads. These insects are tan or light-brown.


HABITAT

German cockroaches live in warm, humid climates such as them in bathrooms and kitchens.

GERMAN COCKROACHES ARE SCAVENGERS AND WILL EAT

  • Bookbinding
  • Crumbs
  • Food on dirty dishes left overnight
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste.

In an apartment building, they’ll move between apartments using the plumbing and pipes as their highway system to get from one unit to the next.

THE DANGER GERMAN COCKROACHES POSE TO HUMANS

If you have a German cockroach infestation in your home or apartment building, contact your professional pest control company right away for an assessment and a comprehensive plan to get rid of them.

  • German cockroaches can cause intestinal problems like diarrhea, food poisoning, as well as they spread other diseases because they also feed on human feces. (World Health Organization)
  • German cockroaches also spread their secretions, partially digested food and feces as they travel across your home or through apartment buildings. (World Health Organization)
  • Their feces can trigger asthma attacks.