How to Get Rid of German Roaches in Fairfield, CA; Identification, Signs of Infestation & More

When you look at a cockroach you may incorrectly assume that you know exactly what species of cockroach it is. But did you know that there are over 4,000 species of cockroaches in the world? Here in North America there are only four of them that are frequently found: the American cockroach, German cockroach, Oriental cockroach, and the Brown-banded cockroach. Today Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay, Inc. wants to highlight the German cockroach.

German Cockroach Identification

The German cockroach is the most common species of cockroach. The Latin name for the German cockroach is Blattella germanica. Adults can grow to a length of about a half an inch. They are light brown or tan in color with two black horizontal stripes located behind their head. The female German cockroaches are typically darker than males. Baby cockroaches are called nymphs. German cockroach nymphs are black in color with the same dark stripes that adults have. They do have wings but prefer to run. They will rarely fly.

Signs of a German Cockroach Infestation

German cockroaches frequently infest spaces that are occupied by humans. They like to live in warm, humid places that are close to food and water. You can often find German cockroaches in residential and commercial kitchens, bathrooms, restaurants, food processing facilities, hotels, and nursing homes. One of the first signs of a German cockroach infestation is their droppings. Their droppings look like small, dark material left on the area where they have been walking. They may actually leave dark spots or smears as well. If you have a large German cockroach infestation you may notice a musty odor as well.

What Attracts German Roaches?

German cockroaches come looking for food, water, and protection. They are frequently found near garbage containers, kitchen cabinets, and underneath your sinks. If you have a pool in your backyard you may notice an increase in cockroaches. They hangout by your pool because they like the water.

Health Problems Caused By Cockroaches

If you have cockroaches in your home there are definitely some things that you will want to be concerned about. German cockroaches spread filth in your home. They can cause food poisoning, dysentery, rashes, and asthma attacks. To protect your family you will want to get rid of German cockroaches as quickly as you can.

German Cockroach Control

Once German cockroaches have infested your home you will want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. They lay 40 eggs at time. The eggs have a two-month maturation process. Since they reproduce rapidly it does not take long for a German cockroach infestation to become severe. To get rid of German cockroaches many people will try to take care of them on their own. They will go to their local home improvement store and purchase some bug spray. Most of the time these bug sprays just simply do not work. Hiring a professional is your best option for effectively getting rid of the German cockroaches in your home. Give Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay, Inc. a call and we can schedule your appointment. One of our experienced technicians can come out and help device a plan to suit the needs of your home.


Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
4685 Scotts Valley Rd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(800) 760-3028

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