Damage: The German cockroach is by far the most important and usually the most common of the cockroaches. They adulterate food or food products with their feces and defensive secretions. This species is found worldwide.
German cockroaches have been associated with outbreaks of illness, the transmission of a variety of pathogenic organisms, including at least one parasite protozoan, and allergic reactions in many people. In extremely heavy infestations, they have been reported to bite humans and feed on food residue on the faces of sleeping humans.
Some scientists suggest that German cockroach infestations may cause human psychological stress and alter human behavior, like avoiding the kitchen at night for fear of encountering a cockroach.
Breeding: The German cockroach has three life stages with incomplete metamorphosis: the egg, nymph, and adult. They breed continuously with many overlapping generations present at any one time. Under ideal conditions, population growth has been shown to be exponential. Actively growing field populations are comprised of 80 percent nymphs and 20 percent adults.
Treatment: Keep human and pet food securely sealed. Serious cockroach infestations should be treated by a pest management professional. Our preventative maintenance plan will keep your home free of cockroaches. If you have a preexisting roach problem, we will treat your home until the pests have been eradicated.