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What To Do About A German Cockroach Infestation In Your Cincinnati Home

January 30, 2022 - Cockroaches

What is one pest that you cannot stand? If you have ever dealt with cockroaches, then you might agree that these pests are absolutely the worst. Not only are they creepy, but they are also a huge threat to human health and property. Today, we will discuss the most common home-invading cockroach, the German cockroach. Here is what you should know about German cockroaches and what to do about them here in Cincinnati.

What Do German Cockroaches Look Like?

German cockroaches are fairly small roaches with tan bodies and two almost parallel dark lines behind their heads. Like other types of cockroaches, they have flat bodies, long antennae, and barbed legs, which they use to climb walls and hang upside down on ceilings. Something you should know about the German cockroach is that it is fast. If this pest were the size of a human, it would be able to run at 200 miles an hour. To make things worse, they do not break their pace when they transition from floors to walls to ceilings. This ability helps them greatly when they are in danger and have to escape quickly.

What Makes German Cockroaches In The House So Dangerous?

Having a cockroach problem inside your Cincinnati home is not just a recipe for a fright or two; it is also a serious health risk for you and your family. German cockroaches, as well as other kinds of cockroaches in our area, carry diseases both inside and on their bodies. You might contract a disease from a cockroach by touching a surface they have been on, interacting with its fecal droppings, or consuming food they have been on. If spreading diseases weren't enough, roaches are also known for triggering asthma attacks and other respiratory problems with their shed skins and dry fecal droppings. This problem tends to get worse as cockroach infestations grow indoors.

What Makes German Cockroaches So Hard To Get Rid Of?

German cockroaches are not just the most invasive species of cockroach around the world; they are also arguably the most difficult to remove for a few reasons. For one, German cockroaches are smaller and fit into much more secluded areas, which makes treating them difficult as they are liable to hide in places you cannot access. The second thing that makes them hard to treat is their natural resistance to pesticides, pressure, and radiation. Without knowing what treatments work and access to professional-grade products, you will be hard-pressed to find an option that fully solves your problem. Finally, cockroaches breed quickly. Even if you can kill a few roaches inside your home, you will have trouble fully addressing the issue of how fast these pests reproduce. In other words, unless you eliminate all of these pests at once, your problem will continue.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches?

If you are seeking ways to remove a cockroach nest from your home or looking for a long-term option to keep roaches at bay, we have options for you at 1 Stop Pest Control. Our licensed and highly-trained technicians have worked long and hard to ensure our methods are top-tier and designed to fit your individual needs. From our cockroach identification to our detailed treatments, we have everything you need to get and maintain a cockroach-free home.

Call today to learn more about our services and find out why 1 Stop Pest Control is your best option to remove a cockroach nest from your Cincinnati home.

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