The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of the head to the wings. It is usually found in kitchens (near dishwashers, stoves, and sinks) and in bathrooms of homes.
German cockroaches usually prefer a moist environment with a relatively high degree of warmth. The insects are mostly scavengers and will feed on a wide variety of foods. They are most active at night, but can still be seen during the day.
Sanitation is by far the most important component of any pest control effort! German cockroaches require 3 things to thrive-food, water, and harborage. If you can eliminate even one of these things through proper sanitation, the cockroach population will be forced to either die or move some place else.
Next to sanitation, the next most important and essential component for German cockroaches is baiting. By using gel bait placements in areas of highest travel, German cockroach infestations can be eliminated completely within weeks.
Even if baits, chemicals, and sanitation work to successfully kill off the present adult roach population, there will still exist egg sacs that hatch within 1 to 2 months after that last adult roach is sighted. That is why our program must include an IGR, or Insect Growth Regulator.
All 3 methods work together to eliminate German cockroaches. The cleaner the house the more attractive the bait becomes by making it the only food available and once the cockroaches are killed the IGR prevent further reinfestations. There are many other effective means to eliminating German cockroaches. We will find the method that works best for you.
Shakespeare Pest Control has eliminated some of the worst infestations in Southern Utah. If you are suffering from German cockroaches give us a call for a free estimate.