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Cockroaches have a reputation for a good reason; they are dirty, dangerous, and challenging to get rid of. It is safe to say no one wants cockroaches on their property. But that doesn’t stop them from infesting. German cockroaches are the most common home and business invading species. German cockroaches are light brown with two dark, parallel stripes running down their backs, about ½ to 5/8 inch long, and oval-shaped. They have six legs, antennae, and although they have wings, they rarely fly. Instead, they prefer to run, which they can do at up to 3 miles per hour, making catching them difficult. 

 

If you are in the Dallas area, you should understand the problems caused by German cockroaches, how to get rid of them, and how to keep them away.

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Problems Caused By German Cockroaches


Cockroaches are a problematic pest, and German cockroaches are no exception to this. From the health concerns they bring to getting rid of them, German cockroaches are not a pest to take lightly.

 

Although you don’t have to worry about a German cockroach attacking you, you do have to worry about the following:

  • Spreading of several pathogens, bacteria, and parasites that can cause salmonella, dysentery, E. coli, and more
  • Shedding of skin and feces droppings can trigger asthma attacks
  • Damaging of personal property such as books, wallpaper, and other starchy items.

These are only a handful of the issues you will face if you have a German cockroach infestation, as this species is considered the worst of all cockroach species. This is because of their reproduction and maturity rate. It only takes three months for German cockroaches to fully mature, while other species take a year. So with this quick maturity rate and the fact that females can reproduce up to 150 eggs, you can see how quickly German cockroaches can become a problem.

 

If you have German cockroaches on your Dallas, Texas property, you shouldn’t wait to get rid of them.

How To Deal With A German Cockroach Infestation

 

The best way to deal with a German cockroach infestation is with professional assistance. If you are in the Dallas area, you should contact All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our licensed and certified technicians provide a quick and effective response to cockroach problems.

 

Our cockroach control plan includes:

  • A thorough inspection to determine conducive conditions such as accessible water, harborage areas, and entry points.
  • The initial service, which is a developed strategy based on inspection findings. Services may include baiting and monitors to eliminate the entire infestation and dust and liquid application.
  • Follow-up services help us ensure the entire infestation is gone and protect you from future cockroach problems.
  • Recommendations will be made based on our inspection findings.

Don’t put yourself, your family, or your pets at risk by trying to take care of a German Cockroach infestation on your own, call All-Safe Pest & Termite today.

German Cockroach Prevention Tips

 

While professional assistance is necessary to eliminate an infestation, you should still take preventative measures to keep cockroaches from becoming a problem. The experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite recommend:

  • Store all food, including pet food, in air-tight containers.
  • Keep indoor and outdoor eating areas clean.
  • Make sure garbage, recycling, and compost bins have tight-fitting lids.
  • Keep your gutters clear of debris to prevent them from collecting water.
  • Use yellow or LED lights outside to make your property less attractive to cockroaches.
  • Seal up any potential entry points on the exterior of your home, such as cracks in the foundation.
  • Install door sweeps and weather stripping.
  • Keep your home clear of debris.

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