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Keeping German Roaches Out Of Your Surprise Home

March 08, 2022

There may be nothing more disgusting than the cockroach. The idea of having these insects invade our Surprise, AZ, homes is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. Although they're thought of as symbols of absolute filth, cockroaches can infest even the cleanest of homes. They are resilient, almost impossible to get rid of (especially on your own), and harborers of deadly diseases that humans can contract. Read on to learn about the kinds of roaches that are common in Surprise, what kinds of illnesses they may be carrying, and how to eliminate them from your Surprise home once and for all.

How To Differentiate German Cockroaches From Other Roaches In Surprise

There are several different types of cockroaches here in Surprise. Below are some of the most common species, as well as how to identify them:

  1. German cockroach: This is the most common of all the roaches here in Surprise. These roaches are tan or light brown in color, with horizontal white stripes running across their bodies. German cockroaches also have wings; however, they don’t fly around as much as other winged roach species. This is the roach you are more likely to see crawling around your pantries and cupboards.:
  2. American cockroach: This is the largest species of cockroach — they can grow to be up to three inches long. This species also has wings and is more likely to use them to get around, unlike the German cockroach. This roach loves warm, humid climates, and is likely to be found in your bathroom or anywhere else you have leaky pipes creating a moisture-filled environment.
  3. Oriental cockroach: This cockroach is sometimes called a "water bug," and much like the American cockroach, they love humidity and moisture, so are also likely to be found in your bathrooms and other areas where the moisture in the air is heavy.

How Are Cockroaches In Surprise Harmful To Your Health?

One of the most important reasons to call a professional when cockroaches have been discovered in your Surprise home is because of their direct threat to human health, as over 60 pathogenic bacteria, fungi, molds, parasitic worms, and viruses can be found in cockroaches. Below are some examples of the illnesses you can contract from having roaches in your Surprise home:

  • Salmonellosis: This gastrointestinal infection can cause severe fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Much like the cockroach itself, salmonella strains contracted from roaches are more resilient and are much harder to treat because they are so resistant to medications.
  • E. coli infection: Another devastating gastrointestinal experience, E. coli causes severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Roaches spread this bacteria by crawling over your eating utensils, and wherever else you store and prepare food and cooking ware.
  • Listeria: This disease can include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Roaches spread this simply by being near anything you or your family members put into your mouths.
  • Allergies/asthma: Shed cockroach skins, saliva, and droppings from cockroaches that contain allergens that some people are allergic to. This can cause difficulties breathing, chest tightness or pain, difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. Children are especially susceptible to triggered asthma and allergy attacks caused by roaches.

How Can I Get Rid Of German Cockroaches In Surprise?

German cockroaches are incredibly difficult to get rid of, especially on your own. They are very resilient and are resistant to many chemical products on the market, making your efforts to repel them yourself futile.

Here at Green Home Pest Control, our expert technicians are armed with the tools and skills needed to safely and effectively exterminate entire roach populations within your Surprise home. Our treatments are eco-friendly, and safe for children and pets, but devastating to German roaches (and all other kinds that might be trying to set up shop in your home). We have more than 30 years of experience eradicating these dangerous insects, and we know how important it is to keep your family healthy. Let us handle the roaches for you. Call us today!