The Secret To Effective German Cockroach Control In Nassau County
February 23, 2021
How much do you know about the German cockroach? Most people don't know much, except they're a roach species living here in Nassau County. What you should know is that the German cockroach is the most common home-invading roach in the world and considered one of the most problematic pests in existence. To help you better understand these home-invading insects, here are a few things you need to know and the secret to keeping them off your Uniondale property.
What Are German Cockroaches?
The German cockroach is the most common species of roach found in Uniondale and around the world. What makes these pests so common is their ability to invade homes with ease and the speed at which they reproduce. A single female cockroach produces anywhere from 180 to 300 eggs in its lifetime. Considering that cockroaches only live for about 200 days, this is a significant amount of potential offspring.
How Do Cockroaches Get Into Homes?
One thing that makes cockroaches unique is their ability to compact their bodies to fit through tight spaces. The German cockroach uses this ability to sneak into homes through gaps, holes, and other openings typically found along a building's foundation, around window and door frames, and under doors. One reason German cockroaches are more common than other pests is they can even get into homes that have completely sealed exteriors. How do they do this? By crawling inside through utility pipes. Trust us when we tell you there is nothing creepier than watching one of these pests skitter up and out of a toilet bowl.
The Dangers Of The German Cockroach
German cockroaches, like other area roaches, are dangerous because of the illnesses they spread. Able to carry over thirty-three kinds of bacteria, seven human pathogens, and six parasitic worms, roaches are among the more dangerous pests you could have around your home. The German cockroach, in particular, spreads diseases such as salmonellosis, typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, gastroenteritis, and leprosy.
Nine Practical Ways To Deter Roaches
Now that you know a bit more about the German cockroach, let's talk about what you should do to keep this pest out of your home. We recommend starting with these nine practical and effective prevention tips.
- Clear up clutter and debris around your yard.
- Keep your grass trimmed, and your hedges manicured.
- Eliminate sources of water buildup in and around your home.
- Fix leaky pipes, faucets, and other fixtures.
- Make sure your gutters are working properly.
- Clean up food messes and drink spills as they occur.
- Store leftover food in plastic, metal, or glass containers.
- Wash out water and food bowls used by your pets before going to bed.
- Seal gaps and cracks in your home's exterior and address other damage you find that may enable roaches a way inside.
A Simpler Solution To German Cockroaches
It requires a lot of effort, time, and experience to handle German cockroaches properly. If you find these small, tan, flat-bodied pests around your Uniondale home, do not hesitate to get in touch with a professional. Only a skilled pest control technician has the experience, tools, and treatments needed to properly identify, eliminate, and prevent these dangerous and problematic pests. For great pest control at an affordable price, look to the experts at EM Pest Control. We will assess your pest problems and find the solution that works best for you.