Perfecting Pest Control

If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.

The German Cockroach: What You Need To Know


For many homeowners and apartment dwellers, few things are more aggravating than discovering that your home has been invaded by cockroaches. Roaches can cause unsanitary conditions and you will almost certainly be embarrassed if they show themselves when you have visitors. This article examines some key facts about a particularly pesky species, the German cockroach, which is found in many areas of the world.


The German cockroach likes temperate climates and prefers warm temperatures and high humidity, according to the Animal Diversity Web website. The insect is small and has a light-brown color with an oval shape and possesses a set of long antennae. The male German cockroach is smaller than the female and also has a shorter lifespan. The female lives about 190 to 200 days while the male lives about 100 to 150 days.

The problem for humans in regard to this pest is that German cockroaches gravitate around people because that gives them access to the things they need to survive, such as food and water. Also, they like to live in heated areas, which modern homes typically provide. They eat all sorts of food that humans eat and even feed off of things like toothpaste and soap.

German cockroaches are not just an annoyance. In some cases, they can carry bacteria and viruses that can be transmitted to humans. Also, the bodies and waste of the insects are an allergen that can lead to asthma in children.


Getting rid of a German cockroach infection is not an easy task. Infestations are often difficult to eliminate with do-it-yourself methods because the insects reproduce so rapidly. If you want to try to eliminate them on your own anyway, the two primary methods are chemical sprays and bait stations, according to this website. Use bait stations over sprays because sprays are not likely to kill all of the pests. Bait stations will kill more insects because the cockroach that takes the bait will carry it back to the nest.

You will also need to make certain that your home is as clean as possible and that no food crumbs are left out for these pests to snack on. Watch carefully for any leaky pipes or faucets that leave little pools of water, as the cockroaches will gravitate to this water source.

Because the do-it-yourself method of German cockroach control has a good chance of being unsuccessful, contact one of the pest control companies in your area to solve the problem.


21 February 2023