The Worst Cockroach Species: The German Cockroach
Roaches are hated by many; loved by few, mostly scientists and those over-the-top animal activists. Homeowners top the list of roach-haters with good reason: the bug is filthy and carries diseases they potentially transmit to humans.
There’s hundreds of species of roaches waiting to invade your home searching for food and comfort. The German cockroach is one of the worst of the worst.
Characterized by a light tan to brown color with two dark stripes running parallel down its back, the German cockroach carries diseases, breeds faster than other roach species, and causes a foul odor inside the home.
German Roaches carry bacteria from feces on their legs. They leave these bacteria behind on all the surfaces they crawl across, including kitchen countertops and cabinets, food, clothing, and most any surface in the home. It’s horrible to think about and even more dangerous to your health and well-being. German Roaches leave an unpleasant odor in the home and breed faster than other roach species.
- The most common species of cockroach in the world.
- Can live for up to one-month without eating
- Can cause disease, including Gastroenteritis (food poisoning, diarrhea, etc.)
- Carries bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella on its legs
- Most roach species mature to adulthood in 12-months.
- German cockroaches mature in just three months. Meaning less time to exterminate the roach before it reproduces.
German Cockroach Treatment in Hoover
Inspire Pest Control treats a wide variety of pests in Hoover, AL, including German roaches. Our specialist will perform a diligent inspection and implement a well-rounded program that includes vacuuming, baiting, insect growth regulating, dusting, and monitoring devices to get the issue under control. Following the initial treatment, we’ll return monthly until we’ve achieved complete extermination. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we typically achieve complete control in 2-5 months.
Request your free estimate to learn how little it costs to treat German roaches when you entrust Inspire Pest Control for help. We value our customers and provide quality work at great prices, all backed by our satisfaction guarantee. Speak to one of our experts today if you suspect German roaches are on your property.