Cockroach control services are a common service requested by both homeowners and businesses. There are four main species of cockroaches that are problematic in southwest Riverside county. This article focuses on cockroach control treatments, specifically for the German cockroach (Blattella germanica); one of the most common species of cockroaches found worldwide. It does not take long for a German cockroach infestation to develop. In fact, all you need is a single female cockroach with an egg sac to begin a cockroach control problem, which can seemingly turn into a full blown infestation overnight.
German Cockroach Habitat
German cockroaches are found in many locations throughout a building, however, they prefer warm and humid places, including kitchens and bathrooms. Excellent hitchhikers, German cockroaches are easily transported via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances.
According to PestWorld, German cockroaches can feed on most anything, including grease, soaps, glue and toothpaste.
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German Cockroach Threats
German Cockroach Control Service
Ameriguard Pest Defense’s German Cockroach Control Service begins with a licensed technician providing a full inspection of your residencey. During the inspection, your technician will identify potential problem areas, paying extra attention to the kitchen, bathrooms and other sources of food and water. After the source of your problem areas have been identified, your technician will point out other potential cockroach harborages and steps you can take to reduce future German cockroach infestations.
German Cockroach Prevention
Once a German cockroach infestation is underway, it is very difficult if next to impossible to perform a cockroach control service on your own, primarily because a single female German cockroach can breed at a rate of six generations per year. However, there are some prevention tips to insure that you do not unknowingly introduce a cockroach problem into your residence. These tips will also help if you have recently eradicated a cockroach infestation and want to avoid a re-invasion.
- Frequent vacuuming and disposing of garbage regularly
- Keep counter tops and kitchen surfaces and floors clean and free of crumbs and grease that can attract pests
- Pay close attention on kitchens and bathrooms, specifically under appliances and plumbing access lines that are prone to cockroach infestations
- Dispose of cardboard materials from warehouse and big box stores immediately after removing store contents and inspect any second hand appliances brought into your home