What are German cockroaches?
Alongside the American cockroach, one of the most common species of cockroach found in the United States and Tennessee is the German cockroach (also known as waterbugs).
German cockroaches have wings but are flightless.
They measure ½ to 5/8 inches in length and are tan to light brown in color with dark parallel lines running from the back of their head to the wings.
Are German cockroaches dangerous?
German cockroaches can cause health problems for humans. Their feces and saliva have triggered asthma attacks in some people. Cockroaches can also carry salmonella and E. Coli, with which they can contaminate your food, food prep area and utensils. The pathogens they carry can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea in humans.
Why do I have a German cockroach problem?
Cockroaches can either enter your home on their own while foraging for food or be carried into your house in boxes, bags and luggage. Once they are in your home they will look for a warm, dark, moist environment to hide in. They are often found in basements, crawl spaces, kitchens and bathrooms; they like moist areas with lots of cracks, crevices and other hiding spots.
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Can I do it myself?
German cockroaches can be extremely difficult to completely exterminate from your home. For every few cockroaches that you can see, there are probably hundreds or thousands in hiding. If you are experiencing a German cockroach infestation, contact All-American Pest Control today.
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With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your German cockroach problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent a German cockroach problem in the future?
While it may be a tough task to completely prevent cockroaches from entering your home, you can take steps to help prevent a large infestation if they do enter. Keep dry goods in air tight containers, do not leave dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time and remove and store garbage away from your home. It is also a good idea to inspect items for German cockroaches and other insects before you bring them into your home