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What It Takes To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches In Your Home In Tampa

November 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

Data suggests that more than 4,000 different species of cockroaches exist in the world today, with more than 70 different types found in the U.S. Also belonging to the order Blattodea, cockroaches share some similarities with termites. Throughout most of recorded history, cockroaches have demonstrated tremendous resiliency. Some of the attributes these creatures rely on for survival include a versatile, omnivorous diet, a durable exterior, and elusiveness.  

Cockroaches live largely as scavengers that may infiltrate homes through small openings seeking sources of food, water, or shelter. Once indoors, these pests contaminate food, spread germs, and rapidly multiply. The German cockroach is one of the most common cockroach species that moves indoors, often invading homes, schools, long-term care facilities, restaurants, and other settings.  

Do German cockroaches fly? Although adults have wings, most do not fly and use their six legs for movement.  

Have cockroaches invaded your home and developed an infestation? Property owners that seek professional pest control in Tampa can expect highly-effective German cockroach treatment. The professionals receive the proper training and maintain the tools needed to complete the job. 

How To Identify A German Cockroach  

What does a German cockroach look like? If you’ve been wondering, we can help. Some of the physical characteristics exhibited by German cockroaches include: 

  • The adults typically have a body that measures roughly 1/2 of an inch in length with antennae, which makes them one of the smaller types. 
  • Although young German cockroaches (nymphs) appear very dark, adults have a tan or light brown color with two distinctive black stripes that extend behind the head. 
  • Females often appear in a slightly darker shade compared to males. 
  • Females generate sacs or capsules containing dozens of eggs known as ootheca that appear either tan or brown.

German cockroaches are comparatively much smaller than American and Oriental cockroaches, which commonly exceed one inch in length. German cockroach infestations may quickly develop into big problems despite their relatively small appearance.  

Why German Cockroaches Are Worse Than Other Roaches 

German cockroaches are indiscriminate eaters who will consume almost anything when necessary for survival, including book bindings, soaps, toothpaste, and other live or dead cockroaches. German cockroaches breed rapidly, as females produce multiple capsules of more than 20 eggs throughout their lifespan of several months. Some people have a German cockroach allergy that creates very undesirable symptoms. 

The Issues With Do-It-Yourself German Cockroach Control 

After detecting the presence of cockroaches, far too many local property owners attempt to take matters into their own hands. Despite acting with good intentions, these individuals often visit local home improvement stores and procure do-it-yourself treatment options that these shops often market using highly embellished claims such as a “quick and easy” solution. Unfortunately, most of these sprays, powders, and traps generate mediocre outcomes resulting in prolonged frustration. 

Instead, those experiencing a German cockroach problem should seek assistance from a licensed pest control company that will safely, efficiently, and effectively oust these potentially dangerous critters. A trained professional will visit the premises and perform a detailed interior and exterior property assessment, which includes looking in hard-to-reach places. After understanding the nature and extent of the pest intrusion, a professional will provide you with the best available treatment options. 

Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of German Cockroaches 

Did you know that the experienced cockroach control professionals at Wise Owl Plus will also assist customers facing problems with ants, termites, bed bugs, and many other troubling pests that enter homes and pose health risks? Our success is primarily the result of providing industry-leading customer service and always backing the quality of our work with a total satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for a consultation.

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