Three Characteristics of the German Cockroach

The Cockroach
The Cockroach

No one likes to hear that they’ve become the victim of a cockroach infestation. If your home is being visited by these pests, you’re probably eager to get rid of of them as soon as possible.

German cockroaches are one of the most common species of cockroach, and they frequently invade human dwellings. Here are a few characteristics you can look for to determine whether or not your visitors are German cockroaches.

Where they hide – German cockroaches like warm, humid places within a home. You’re likely to find them in the bathroom or in the kitchen.

How they travel – More often than not, German cockroaches travel when bags or cardboard boxes are brought into a home. Sometimes they arrive on used appliances.

What they eat – Unfortunately, German cockroaches don’t require a specific type of diet. They’re not finicky at all, and they can feed on just about anything that’s available to them. That means everything from crumbs to toothpaste to the bindings of books is all fair game.

If you think you might have a German cockroach infestation, it’s important to contact a pest control specialist right way. These types of cockroaches do carry diseases, and their presence can cause an increase in asthma symptoms, so it’s important not to wait.

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