How To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches On Your Auburn Property

January 5, 2022

Nothing is worse than finding out your home is infested with a bug, and it feels even worse knowing that it is cockroaches. In Auburn, you’re likely to find that specifically, it is German cockroaches that are invading your home. These bugs are highly resilient and adaptable, so it will take some work to get them out, but it is highly worth it.

a close up of a german cockroach

Identifying And Finding German Cockroaches

The traditional American cockroach is one of the largest bugs you can find and one of the most common invaders in your home, but in Auburn, you need to be on the lookout for German cockroaches. These pests are smaller than the average cockroach but can be as dangerous and spread quickly. 

Now you may be asking, “what does a cockroach look like?” They can be identified by their light brown to tan coloring and the black stripes on their back. Approximately ranging from ½ - ⅝ inches long, German cockroaches are small, but that means that they can get almost anywhere in your home. Despite this, you will most likely find them in kitchens and bathrooms. Anywhere on your property where you can find food and moisture, you will probably find these nasty cockroaches.

German Cockroach Danger

These cockroaches are not just nuisances either. They carry a whole host of dangers and put you and anyone else stepping on your property in danger. They come in large numbers and contaminate food, spread human pathogens, bacteria, and parasites. Some of the dangerous diseases that they can spread throughout whatever structure they are in are:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Dysentry
  • E. Coli

Any of these could be especially dangerous, but German cockroaches can also trigger allergies through their droppings as well. One of the reasons that German cockroaches are worse than other species is that they are one of the hardest to eliminate. They can survive almost anywhere and reproduce faster than you can get rid of them. This is why it is so important to contact the professionals before the problem is too late.

Contact The Professionals

Professionals have great experience in taking care of problems like this, so don’t hesitate to call Prewett Pest Control & Termite. We know how to take care of the highly resilient cockroaches, and help you get back to normal. 

We will inspect your home, and based on the degree of the infestation, we will perform a targeted treatment for your pests and any others that we identify. This is not the end either. Prewett Pest Control & Termite will also come over and perform regular treatments to ensure the issue does not arise again.

Preventing Future Infestations

After actually getting help from the pest control professionals, the next thing you are probably wondering is “how to get rid of German cockroaches?” There are a variety of things that you can do, and no specific one is going to work entirely, but doing everything here will set you up better than not doing anything at all.

Some of the best things you can do are seal up all potential entry points so that the cockroaches have a harder time coming in. Another way to prevent cockroach infestations is to lower the humidity in your property and clean regularly. Cockroaches can also come into your home by items brought in from the outside, so always inspect things like bags and used furniture before bringing them into your home. 

Proper food and trash storage are one of the best ways to try and keep cockroaches from coming onto your property. They are one of the greatest things to attract cockroaches and one of the best things that keeps them around. Be sure to deep clean and declutter, otherwise, you might find a nasty German cockroach invading your home again. 

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