A Handy Guide To German Cockroaches For Honolulu Homeowners

a German cockroach crawling on the floor of a house

In juggling all of their responsibilities, Honolulu home and business owners may forget about pest remediation. It’s more elemental to the smooth running of their lives and logistical affairs than they may realize though. Insects and creatures are always a threat, and many can penetrate a property without being noticed. Several species can populate quickly, leading to swift disasters. Most critters are harmful to buildings, belongings, and health. Active deterrence throughout the year is more than necessary. You could lose your residence or establishment without it. Cockroaches are just one type of bug that can cause great distress.

German cockroaches, in particular, are a menace because they are known for violating human spaces. They also have a reputation for being hard to eradicate. Learning more about them now will enable you to successfully block them with Able Pest Management, LLC.

How Do German Cockroaches Look & Behave? What Are the Dangers?

The tan or brown bodies of German cockroaches are 0.51 to 0.62 of an inch long. Though they can fly, they usually stick to running. Their babies are black and wingless. Both have dark stripes that are horizontal behind their heads. 
German cockroaches are motivated to enter homes and businesses by food, water, and warmth. The process isn’t that tough for them because they can get through holes of any size. All they need is a crack in a foundation, window, door, or utility. Another common route they have is via a box, bag, or piece of furniture you’ve brought in. Ultimately, they will set up shop in garbage bags, cabinets, sinks, and kitchens. Major infestation signs are as follows:

  • Odors: Cockroaches release chemicals and secretions to communicate that smell very musty. 
  • Eggs: Look for casings and eggs in the basement, kitchen, and bathroom. 
  • Droppings: German cockroaches have staining excrement that’s grainy and peppery. Expect to find it on surfaces and door frames. It might also be in drawers and floor corners.

Your health will be at risk if you’re living or working around German cockroaches. These pests pick up all kinds of germs, as they have spines on their legs that can tack onto dirt and objects. Given that the bugs nestle in grubby locations, such as dumpsters and gutters, what they’ll carry with them will be no good for humans. Further, they organically have microbes on their skin. Bacteria are in their saliva, urine, and feces as well. This makes the contamination of food and surfaces highly probable. Gastroenteritis, salmonella, pathogens, and viruses are among the conditions cockroaches cultivate in domiciles and establishments. If you or someone else has asthma or issues with allergies, severe flare-ups could occur.

How Can You Prevent German Cockroaches?

By performing these tasks, you can reduce the chances of your home or business being overrun by German cockroaches:

  • Get rid of clutter
  • Frequently vacuum and clean carpeting 
  • Put food and garbage in containers with airtight lids 
  • Regularly wash dishes and take out the trash 
  • Have leaks and moisture problems repaired right away 
  • Add sweeps to all doors that face the outside 
  • Patch up openings in doors, windows, foundations, and utilities using caulking Routinely trim grass and greenery
  • Place flowers and plants a few feet back from the property

What Can Able Pest Management, LLC Do About German Cockroaches?

Retail insecticides are no match for German cockroaches. Some products can cause the bugs to scatter and forge new nests in additional locations! Only Able Pest Management, LLC has the industrial-grade treatments required to eliminate these insects. Our safe solutions include liquids, sprays, baits, granules, spot foggers, crevice applications, and more. Our experienced technicians can’t wait to assist you. Call us today at Able Pest Management, LLC for a no-obligation inspection! 

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