The Key To Effective German Cockroach Control In Memphis

7/15/2021

When you enter a room and turn the lights on, seeing dark shapes disappear into the corners of the room can make your skin crawl. We all understand that cockroaches are nasty, but you might not realize just how dangerous and problematic they can be. If you’ve ever seen tiny cockroaches around your house, you might have a much bigger problem than you think. Even though German cockroaches are the smallest of the cockroaches that will invade Memphis homes, they are by far the most problematic.

Fortunately, you can combat these problems with knowledge. Understanding the facts about German cockroaches, the threat they pose to your family, and the best ways to deal with them can help you keep your home safe from these dangerous pests.

a german cockroach crawling on a plant

Small Pests, Big Problems

German cockroaches are much smaller than the other cockroaches in the United States, only measuring about 4-7 cm long. These small, light brown pests will travel in large numbers and sneak into homes through a variety of cracks and crevices around the structure. Their hard, yet flexible outer shells make them very difficult to keep out and even harder to get rid of. Since German cockroaches are afraid of sunlight and human interaction, you will hardly ever see them, especially during the day - seeing one during the day is a definite sign of a severe problem. They prefer to hide within your walls until you go to sleep before they begin investigating your kitchen for poorly stored food and loose crumbs to feed on.

Since they are so small, it only takes a few crumbs per day to sustain their diet, so a messy house can feed hundreds of German cockroaches (which is a pretty typical number for a robust, but not uncommon, infestation). German cockroaches love to hang out in some of the most highly contaminated areas of town, including landfills, dumpsters, and sewers. That’s why they can spread dangerous bacteria throughout homes, often leading to harmful illnesses like salmonella, E. coli, and more.

Prevention & Eradication Done Right

Since these pests are so elusive and invade in such large numbers, they are some of the most difficult pests to get rid of. They are definitely the most frustrating cockroach species to deal with, which is why prevention and immediate eradication are a must. Unfortunately, roaches are impervious to most store-bought solutions, so any of the home remedies that you might read about on the Internet will not take care of the entire infestation.

You might eliminate a few German cockroaches here and there, but there could still be a large problem hiding within your walls, coming out at night to endanger your family. Instead of putting your family at risk, partner with one of our certified, professional pest control experts. The best way to eliminate a cockroach infestation is by allowing one of our Dart Pest, Lawn & Wildlife technicians to inspect your property and get to the bottom of the problem.

We will then use professional-grade treatments to eliminate the problem completely. Before we are finished with our treatments, we will make suggestions on the best way to avoid future cockroach problems, such as:

  • Cleaning regularly to avoid loose crumbs

  • Storing food and trash promptly and properly

  • Controlling moisture issues around the property

  • Enlisting our recurring professional treatments

Don’t allow the threat to your family to go on any longer. Give us a call today to schedule an inspection and discuss our home pest control or commercial pest management treatment plans.

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