German Cockroaches

German Cockroaches

What is the German cockroach? - Cockroach facts

The German cockroach (Blatella germanica) is a small cockroach that originated in Africa and now can now be found all over the world. It is the common source of many insect infestations in ships, restaurants, office buildings and homes. Currently, it is the number one source of cockroach infestations of buildings around the world. The German cockroach is primarily a nocturnal feeder and can often be seen gathering in feeding areas at night and scattering when exposed to light. This cockroach bites anything that it sees as a food source, including other cockroaches. It reproduces by laying eggs once every 20 to 25 days and can do so continuously throughout the year. Once the eggs hatch, the developing nymph reaches adulthood in as few as 36 days and the developed adults can live for up to a year. So if a building is infested with the German cockroach, population explosions do not take long periods of time. It is one of the several species of cockroaches in Dubai and is one of the most common reason buildings in Dubai need pest control services.


How to get rid of cockroaches such as the German cockroach

A pest control operator serving as a cockroaches killer would have to explore several areas of possibilities for cockroach control depending on the infestation scenario and where the infestation is occurring. German cockroaches can be very difficult to control due to their small size and ability to hide in small cracks and crevices throughout a building. When controlling them, very often it is necessary to use a control technique such as a cockroaches gel baits or cockroaches trap placed throughout the home in order to rapidly and effectively eliminate an infestation. These pest control means are minimally invasive and require minimal use of chemicals. Gel baits are especially effective because the poison is shared among all individuals infesting a structure while with chemicals only the individuals contacting the poison are killed. Pest control companies such as Akkad pest control services are experts at all means of cockroach control and can help get rid of any cockroach infestation that you may have.