German Cockroaches

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German cockroaches are small in size, usually brown, and breed at rates of 400 eggs every 4 - 6 weeks. This means that an infestation is very likely at the sight of even 1 German cockroach. 

German cockroaches also carry many diseases on their legs and as they walk over your surfaces and food stations, they leave these germs behind. These include food poisoning, diarrhoea, dysentery, gastroenteritis and many other illnesses.

German Cockroach pest control & pest management should be treated as soon as possible.

What causes an infestation

German cockroaches are attracted to warmth and damp areas, making your kitchen, laundry, old furniture & luggage a perfect breeding ground.

Kitchens are where German cockroaches are usually found as they seek food, and will hide behind the fridge, dishwasher  and inside kitchen cupboards. 

how do you treat

Treatment for German cockroach infestations is done in 5 parts, depending on the severity. You may find that one treatment followed by a deep clean is going to alleviate the problem. More likely than not the steps will be:

  1. First German cockroach treatment

  2. Professional Deep Clean

  3. Second German cockroach treatment

  4. Third German cockroach treatment

  5. Continuous cleaning

how do I avoid this

The steps to take to avoid German cockroaches include:

  1. Consistent cleaning

  2. Throwing all food containers

  3. Ensuring rubbish bags are tightly closed and disposed of

  4. Clean and dry your sink regularly including in the drains

  5. Vacuum and sweep floors consistently

  6. Clean the inside of your dishwasher and washing machine as part of your regular clean

  7. Clean up dirty dishes every day

My house is clean - what's happening?

If you live in a unit, or close dwelling homes, then this actually may be coming from your neighbours properties. 

If you start to see the odd German cockroach in your home, ensure you call So Pest Off as soon as possible so that we can come and assist you in addressing this. We will be able to give you all the right information to ensure that your home is protected and can even help your neighbours as well.