The German roach is a stubborn little bug that has laughed in the face of many pest control techs, also the best cockroach killer. It is the scourge of many commercial kitchens right here in Albuquerque and across the country.
This little roach is fast and sneaky and can travel in cardboard boxes extremely well. In fact that is how most infestations start, and spread. The reproduction rate is of a German roach is off the charts and can exceed 5,000 new roaches in a year.
This is one of many reasons they can survive conventional treatments. Cannibalism is another neat trait these little roaches posses as they will consume their dead and young to survive lean times. German roaches are even known to consume their own feces.
This most common roach in the world is easily identified by their two dark stripes on their shield which is along their upper torso near the head. Light brown and about a half inch long they can blend in very well with their surroundings and 50 roaches can survive for a month on just a smear of grease.
Warm moist conditions are the favorite place for these roaches, and they usually only travel around 12 feet (3.66 m) from where they hide to eat and drink.
Many times they will make a home out of a microwave or clock radio or other electrical equipment because of the warmth that such items can provide.
The German roach is highly sensitive and can detect chemical treatments and have been known to avoid treated areas. This is why an experienced professional is a must when you confront the German roach.
Treating methods can vary and many times different techniques are used simultaneously to achieve the desired results.
Fogging, baiting, dusting, and conventional treatments are often used to eradicate these little demons.
Remember every situation is unique and a customized solution is necessary to completely eradicate this very determined roach. Call the experts at Patriot Pest Control, so we can customize a solution for you.