As specialists in pest control, we are often questioned on ‘how to get rid of German Cockroaches?’ When it comes to treating an invasion of German Cockroaches, you have options. German cockroaches are very adaptable resilient creatures and their presence can quickly become out of control. This why we often recommend bringing in a professional cockroach exterminator, if even just to discuss the situation and your options.
Where German Cockroaches are found
German Cockroaches thrive in unsanitary environments. By removing their food source you can help deter an infestation. To do so:
- Regularly empty and clean indoor bins.
- Do not leave food scraps lying around.
- Wipe down benches regularly
- Wash dishes regularly, do not leave dirty dishes lying around.
- Keep your kitchen appliances (toasters, microwaves etc) clean and free from food scraps.
- Sweep or vacuum floors in areas where food is prepared and consumed.
The risks of German Cockroaches
If you are asking yourself ‘how to get rid of German Cockroaches?’, then chances are you may also wonder why you should get rid of the dirty little creatures. Sure they’re a nuisance but German Cockroaches also come with a list of health hazards. Including:
- Spreading of bacteria and viruses
- Infecting food supplies
What about DIY options?
There are a variety of DIY sprays and baits on the market, as well as natural options that claim to get rid of these pests, and in some cases, this may be all you need. But more often than not, if not dealt with properly, the pests will continue to come back creating an endless battle between you and the cockroaches.
A professional exterminator is always the best option
If you believe you have a problem in your home or workplace, we strongly recommend you seek advice from a specialist like Progressive Pest Management. As cockroach exterminators, we will assess the situation and give you professional advice on how we can best treat your cockroach infestation.
David at Progressive Pest Management will happily share with you his 30 years’ experience on how to get rid of German Cockroaches. Give him a call today to book a consultation.