Why Do We Have So Many German Roaches In Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands?

German roaches are some of the most prevalent insects across the United States. These bugs tend to be more than just a nuisance, as they can contaminate food and cause an array of health issues. One reason German roaches have been so successful in establishing themselves here in the Houston area is because they can live anywhere where there is water and shelter. You and I both know that Houston is home to MANY bodies of water. From the hundreds of Bayous to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston stands as one of the most tropical, humid, and pest inviting regions in the U.S. This means German roaches will commonly infest homes and businesses early on (and maybe never truly go away).

German roaches, like other cockroaches, feed on decaying organic materials; however, German roach diets also include plenty of vegetable matter that they come into contact with. This is especially fostered at business establishments such as restaurants. German roaches give off a pungent order – not as strong as their American cousins.

What Do German Roaches Look Like?

German Cockroaches are the most common species of roach found in Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands. German Roaches are small insects with two distinctive longitudinal brown stripes on the pronotum (the shield-like part right behind the head). Their fully grown length is about half an inch to three quarters of an inch.

Where Do German Roaches Nest?

German roaches are typically found nesting in kitchens and bathrooms. However, they can also be found living in other areas of the home, such as basements and crawlspaces. German roaches prefer warm and moist environments, which is why they are often found near food and water sources. German Roaches are most active at night, and they like to hide in small, dark spaces. This means that they can be difficult to get rid of and often come back even after you think you’ve gotten rid of them. German Roaches are also very resilient and can survive for long periods without food or water. They are able to reproduce quickly, so eliminating a German roach infestation can be difficult.

What Do German Roaches Eat?

German roaches are one of the most common pests in Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands homes. German roaches live and breed anywhere people live. German roaches can be found in restaurants, grocery stores and other establishments where food may be prepared or stored.

Do German Roaches Bite People?

German roach bites on humans and pets are extremely rare. German roaches are not known to bite humans or pets.

Do German Roaches Carry Diseases?

German roaches do not carry diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery, plague and tuberculosis like other large cockroaches can. However, German roaches can cause asthma and allergies.

How Do You Treat German Roaches?

German roaches can be difficult to get rid of because they reproduce so quickly. If you have a German cockroach infestation, it is important to call CPL Pest Control right away. They will be able to use the appropriate treatments to get rid of the roaches and prevent them from coming back. There are several different treatments, but German roaches are smart and may become resistant to them if they are not administered correctly. German cockroaches can also infest other parts of the home, like cabinets (where food is stored), bathrooms, or attics. They will eat anything organic, including soap scum in the shower.

What Can I Do To Make Sure I Don’t Get German Roaches?

German roaches are attracted to light, so keep all outside lights off. German roaches are also attracted to moisture, so don’t leave any dishes dirty in the sink, water leaks in your home or any other moist spots in your home. German roaches are also attracted to food particles, so make sure to clean up any crumbs or spills. Finally, German roaches like to hide in tight spaces, so make sure to seal off any cracks or holes in your home.

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