What is a German Cockroach?
Out of over 4,000 different types or species of cockroaches in the world the most common
cockroach found in Connecticut is the German cockroach. German cockroaches are oval and
flat. These most common found cockroaches in Connecticut measure in size from 1⁄2 inch to
about 5/8 inch long. Their coloring is light brown to a tannish color. The easiest way to identify
if you have German cockroaches is by their two dark stripes that run down their back. German cockroaches are the fastest reproducing cockroaches around. A German cockroach can produce up to 8 egg capsules in her lifetime with up to 50 eggs in each.
Where do German cockroaches like to live?
German cockroaches thrive in a temperature range from 85 degrees to 95 degrees. They absolutely love areas of high humidity but will also live in normal room temperatures with a little lower humidity. The highest population of German cockroaches you will find in your home or business will be around higher humidity and temperature areas, such as: behind and under refrigerators, under and behind stoves, and underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks. German cockroaches also like to hide in cracks and crevices, such as: electrical outlets, trim, and baseboards.
How do German cockroaches get in?
German cockroaches are very adept at hitching into buildings by getting a ride on various materials. Some common ways German cockroaches can get into your home or business in Connecticut is by being carried in cardboard boxes, paper bags, second hand electrical devices, and even take out food containers. Also, if you live or do business in a multi-family home, apartment building, strip mall, or any shared building your neighbors’ problem can become your problem because they will travel through shared wall systems.
How dangerous are German cockroaches?
German cockroaches in Connecticut are not only an embarrassing problem, they can also be a dangerous problem. German cockroaches are dangerous because of the harmful bacteria they can spread. German cockroaches can have harmful bacteria on their bodies from going through sewers, garbage, and rotten and contaminated food. Food contamination can happen when a dirty German cockroach transfers its germs to your food. This contamination by the German cockroach can cause serious health risks to humans. These risks range from, but are not limited to vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and transmission of Salmonella poisoning. German cockroach excrement, also known as, poop can trigger severe asthma attacks in some people.
How do I know I have a German cockroach infestation?
A German cockroach infestation is easier to pinpoint at night when they are more actively seeking food. During the day German cockroaches hide in cracks and crevices in your walls, trim boards, baseboards, and electrical outlets. You may see active German cockroaches in your home or business during the day if you have a heavy infestation. Most times you will see that you have a German cockroach problem in Connecticut by noticing their fecal matter in drawers, cabinets, and under counter tops. German cockroaches also secrete a distinctive musty smell.
How do I get rid of German cockroaches in Connecticut?
Unfortunately, German cockroaches in Connecticut are difficult to get rid of on your own. Products you can buy over the counter only kill the German cockroaches you see on contact. In order to effectively get rid of German cockroaches you need to disrupt their life cycle. Connecticut Termite and Pest Control is adept at getting rid of your German cockroach problem in Connecticut. Give us a call for a free estimate – (203) 935-7357.
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