How To Identify Them?
A water bug is larger than most cockroach species at an average of 3.8 cm long. Their color ranges from tan all the way to black. The body of a water bug is oval shaped and flat. They can be found in very warm, damp places often around organic decomposing waste such as trash cans, old food, waste, etc.
Do They Carry Disease?
Roaches produce allergens that can cause an allergic response in humans. In fact, 30 million people in the U.S. are allergic to roaches. When cockroaches shed skin or defecate, proteins produced in their bodies are released into the environment. These proteins become airborne allergens that cause allergic responses in humans.
How Do I Get Rid Of Them?
It is always better to prevent and infestation than to eradicate one. If you have notice one or two in your home and want to prevent an infestation be sure to keep your home tidy and clear of trash or old food, especially your kitchen.
If your home has been infested, you must call a licensed pest control company with over 20 years experience. Due to the rate roaches reproduce, ‘over the counter’ products will have little to no effect on getting rid of the infestation. Monthly treatments will be the best option to overcome the infestation.
German Roaches Kitchen Infestation:
German roaches will most commonly be found in the kitchen of an infested home. They will come in through your pipes around the sink, stove and refrigerator. Dark, damp locations such as these are great access points for German roaches. They will most likely be isolated to a pantry, inside the cabinets, under/behind the stove and refrigerator, and any other dark, damp location that provides a food source.
How Do I Eradicate German Roaches From My Kitchen?
It is imperative to remove all items from your cabinets and pantry prior to a treatment. This allows all hiding/breeding spots to be properly treated. Due to the rate at which German Roaches breed, ‘over the counter’ pest control products will not reduce or eliminate a roach infestation. Getting monthly services from a licensed pest company with at least 20 years of experience is a must. Once the infestation has been handled, quarterly preventative services are important to stop any future re-infestations.
Who to Call?
Universal Pest will take steps to mitigate cockroach problems through barrier exclusion. Barrier exclusion involves preventing cockroaches from entering the home through small cracks in walls, gaps near electric sockets and switch plates, and up through drains. We use a silicone-based caulk to seal these openings.
Our technicians are trained to identify the type of roach infestation you may have. This is very important when establishing a program that best fits your needs. Give us a call today for you free inspection. You will receive the best treatment options on the spot along with our best price guarantee. Call now and say no to roaches!