The scourge of kitchens and restaurants. The German Cockroach
What can you do to keep them out of your kitchen?
- German Roaches love to hang out with their tops and bottoms of their body touching, so a cardboard box is a great place for a roach. So if you bring home boxes, take them apart and throw them out. Store the contents in Tupperware type containers.
- These roaches don’t live outside, so if you caught something trying to get in – it’s not a German Roach.
- Sanitation is important, I often find (I’m guilty of this as well) that you need to clean the sides of whatever is next to the stove. Grease splatters and a single roach can make dinner of a grease spot for a long period of time. These roaches will eat enything.
- See that thing attached to the right hand roach, that is an egg-case and it contains 30 eggs and potentially 30 brand new roaches.
- Don’t use a bug bomb, it will drive them deeper and make it all the more difficult to get rid of them.
- These bugs carry and transmit diseases and germs so it is extremely important to stop them in their tracks.
- If you find one, figure out where you think it came from and maybe it is time to call a Pest Management Professional.