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German Roach Facts

  • Typically only 1/2 inch in length and brown in color.
  • Can cause infection and disease and feed on practically anything.
  • Hard to contain and prefer small spaces in which to nest such as small cracks and crevices near harborage areas such as bathrooms and kitchens where moisture and food are generally found in the home

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How to Get Rid of German Roaches

Although they may be found all over the house, the German cockroach is usually found in the kitchen and bathroom. The optimum indoor harborage areas for German cockroaches are in areas where protection, food and moisture are available. German cockroaches can initially infiltrate a structure when infested grocery bags are brought inside. Inspect groceries for cockroaches before storing. Keep grocery bags in outside storage areas.

The German cockroach in particular is immune to many toxins, making them one of the most difficult to remove. Practice good sanitation. Habitat reduction, along with vacuuming, surveillance, and baiting program, and some sealing of cracks can usually reduce or eliminate a cockroach problem. The reduction of moisture sources, such as leaking pipes, is also helpful.

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