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How To Keep The German Cockroaches In McAllen At Bay?

German Cockroaches on a large glue board.

What does a German cockroach look like? Adults usually appear in shades of tan or brown, while the nymphs typically are dark brown or black. The body of an adult usually measures nearly ½ of an inch and has a pair of distinctive dark stripes extending from behind the head. 

German cockroaches are best suited for tropical conditions with high heat and humidity levels; however, they have adapted well to living in proximity to humans in various settings.   

German Cockroaches And Food-Borne Pathogens

As German cockroaches travel through a home, they will contaminate sources of food and spread feces. Research suggests that these pests promote food-borne diseases that adversely impact humans—particularly among small children and the elderly. The pathogens associated with German cockroaches may generate food-borne infections stemming from fungi, parasites, bacteria, and other dangerous microbes. 

Some of the primary health risks posed by German cockroaches include salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, E. coli, and listeriosis. Based on these risks, surfaces exposed to German cockroaches require proper cleaning and disinfection. 

Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Rid Of German Roaches 

Those trying to determine the best ways of ousting these pests must understand what attracts them. Why do cockroaches come inside homes? Experts commonly consider cockroaches to be scavengers that will venture indoors seeking food or shelter; therefore, some of the best practices include: 

  • Promptly place leftovers in the refrigerator or sealed containers that prevent entry. 
  • Keep floors free of crumbs, and counters wiped down, and avoid leaving dirty dishes out overnight. 
  • Trash containing food scraps must remain in receptacles with functional lids. 
  • Limit moisture by repairing leaks, maintaining proper ventilation, and using dehumidifiers when needed. 

Cockroaches represent a type of pest with tremendous resiliency that will withstand most do-it-yourself attempts to expel them. Seeking assistance from a licensed pest control professional is clearly the best course of action. 

How Professional Cockroach Control Can Help

The team of specialists with BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control Company will initially visit the premises and perform a meticulous inspection of the property to assess the extent of a cockroach infestation. In most cases, German cockroaches remain close to kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas where sufficient moisture exists. For example, you should prioritize kitchen cabinets and pantries containing food for cleaning and must place all items in durable, sealed containers that prevent access. 

Our technicians typically use two or more treatment methods to completely eliminate cockroach infestations. Because of their extreme resiliency, our experts usually complete a follow-up visit several days later to ensure that the premises are free of these pests. 

Contact us today to schedule an onsite assessment.

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