When it comes to pests, size matters, but not always in the way you might think. German cockroaches are popularly considered to be the worst type of roach to infest Chandler, AZ properties. While their larger cousins cause plenty of problems, the small German cockroach can wreak havoc thanks to its tiny stature.

What To Know About German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are the most common type of cockroach to infest homes and businesses in the United States. Measuring between 1/2 and 5/8 of an inch long, they are noticeably smaller than relatives like the American cockroach or the Oriental cockroach. German cockroaches are light brown with two dark stripes on their back. They have flat, oval-shaped bodies, and while they do have wings, they rarely fly. Although German cockroaches have a few physical differences from other pest cockroaches, they share many disgusting habits. And while all cockroach infestations are difficult to deal with, a German cockroach infestation can be particularly tough to handle.

Problems German Cockroaches Cause In Your Chandler Home

Cockroaches might be the worst pest for human health, and German cockroaches, in particular, exacerbate many of these problems because they are so difficult to get rid of. Cockroaches have earned their reputation for being nasty bugs not just due to their appearance but also because of their behavior. Bathrooms and dumpsters are favorite spots for cockroaches to gather, where they can pick up all sorts of pathogens. When they explore your property, roaches contaminate surfaces with these pathogens that can cause diseases like dysentery, gastroenteritis, and salmonellosis. Cockroaches have also been known to transmit parasitic worms. In cases of extreme infestation, cockroaches can cause asthma and eczema due to excess shed skin and saliva in the air. Hungry roaches can also destroy your belongings, including books, clothing, and soap. German cockroaches are infamously hard to eliminate. Their small size gives them extra help to slip through cracks and under heavy appliances that humans can’t reach. Once an infestation starts, German cockroaches reproduce rapidly. Just one German cockroach female can lay up to 40 eggs at a time. Those eggs can become mature adult roaches in as little as a month.

How To Prevent German Cockroaches From Getting Into Your Chandler Home

Getting rid of German cockroaches can be almost impossible without professional intervention. But preventing German cockroaches is straightforward. Prevention methods you can try include:

  • Good Housekeeping: Clean floors and countertops regularly. Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
  • Moisture Control: Fix leaky pipes and faucets. Try not to leave any standing water, like pet dishes, around the house.
  • Food Storage: Be sure to store any perishable foods in sturdy containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Trash Duty: Don’t let trash pile up indoors. Keep trash cans at least 20 feet away from the property and always keep lids closed.

Professional Help From Green Home Pest Control For Your Cockroach Problem

If you’ve got a German cockroach infestation on your Chandler property, don’t waste time and money trying to get rid of them yourself. The best way to deal with German cockroaches is with professional assistance from your friends at Green Home Pest Control. Our comprehensive cockroach control services are designed to eliminate roaches at the source and prevent new infestations from taking place. We’ll perform a complete inspection of your property and treat your German cockroach problem with naturally derived, professional-grade products that are detrimental to cockroaches but safe to use around humans. We use targeted treatments to keep you, your pets, and your loved ones safe from harm, and our environmentally friendly pest control methods will safely eliminate cockroaches from your home. Don’t let cockroaches continue to cause you stress. Contact us today to learn more about our cockroach control offerings.


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