These pests can become a big problem very quickly because they’re excellent scavengers. They also eat almost anything and can produce up to six generations of cockroaches in one year.
Unlike many other pests that move indoors only as outdoor conditions become less hospitable, German cockroaches actually prefer living indoors.
They hide in warm and humid areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, coming out only at night to look for food. Dirty dishes in the sink and crumbs on the floor are more than enough for these pests—they can survive on furniture glue and soap in the cleanest of homes.
You don’t have to see these pests crawling through your home to know you have a problem.
Here are some signs to look for that indicate you have a German cockroach infestation:
- Droppings – These droppings are commonly found on countertops or in drawers and appear as “pepper-like” material.
- Eggs – Though it’s unlikely you’ll see too many eggs (because females carry them up until the day before depositing them), you still may see egg capsules around your home.
- Odor – You may notice a musty odor if there are a large number of cockroaches in your home.
- Asthma – Aggravated asthma symptoms in one of your family members can also be a sign of trouble, as cockroaches are known to be asthma triggers.
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German roaches are most commonly brought in with boxes, grocery bags, and other items from infested homes or commercial establishments like day care centers. Commercial kitchens and restaurants also provide perfect living conditions for these roaches.
To keep them out, follow these tips:
- Check any boxes and bags you bring from grocery stores or that are shipped to your home.
- Inspect knapsacks and lunch bags when kids are coming back from day care.
- If you have cleaning help, make sure they use your cleaning equipment.
- Don’t buy second-hand furniture or appliances.
Schedule German Cockroach Removal in Baltimore
Sometimes, no matter how cautious you are, cockroaches find their way into your home or business. If you’re dealing with a German cockroach infestation, call your local Maryland pest control experts at the first signs of infestation.
To schedule German cockroach removal in Baltimore or a surrounding area, give us a call now at (410) 653-2121 or contact us online.