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Cornell University Calls the German Cockroach America’s #1 Pest

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According to Cornell University, the German Cockroach is the #1 pest in the United States. It’s also the most common pest found in urban areas, and the same is true all over the world. These pests are commonly found in homes because the type of environment they need to survive is the type of environment humans live in. If you have a German Cockroach problem, it’s best to let NYC commercial pest control handle the situation.

What You Need to Know About German Cockroaches

Even though it’s called the German Cockroach, this particular species probably got its start in Africa. In order for the German Cockroach to survive, it depends solely on humans. You won’t find it in the wild. They tend to hide out in areas where it’s moist, and where they can easily find food. Your kitchen is the perfect spot.

Ridding Your Space of the German Cockroach

Ideally, you’d really like to never lay eyes on one of these pests again. The best way to do that is to opt for NYC commercial pest control that can take care of the problem for you. Hiring a professional will ensure that it’s done the right way, and pest management services will stop a small problem from becoming a bigger problem in the future.

At Stern, we love to help our customers, and we’re eager to assist you. Contact us today to learn more.

German Cockroaches Flock to Food Preparation Areas

German Cockroaches can be hard to control.
German Cockroaches can be hard to control.

Food prep areas used to be notorious for German cockroach infestation. The cockroaches used to come in from the suppliers, in bags, boxes, hidden under pallets and such, and in these ways, they would travel from one food preparation position to another.

However, through modern inspection and control methods, this type of infestation now only accounts for about 5% of all cockroach problems. Yet cockroaches still remain a problem. So, where are all of the German cockroaches coming from?

Home Made Pests

It has been found that employees are actually carrying cockroaches, their nymphs and eggs, into food processing plants and food preparation sites. Truly, 95% of German cockroach infestation in these areas, is brought in by the employees themselves through personal items.


  • Use an outside cleaning service for uniforms. They should never be taken home.
  • Personal items should not be taken into locker rooms or break rooms. Personal clothing should never be worn in food areas.
  • Regular cleaning should be done in all locker rooms and break rooms
  • Training should be given to employees about the risks of bringing cockroaches in
  • A strong and proactive cockroach monitoring program should be put in place, particularly in food and vending areas.

For more and detailed information about cockroaches in your food processing areas, contact the  Stern Environmental Group. We can offer programs to combat German cockroach infestation, in both prevention and eradication.